Sylvia Garcia

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Birthday
6, 1950
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Texas

About

Sixth-district Texas State Senator who also served five consecutive terms as Judge of the Houston Municipal Court. In the late 1990s, she held office as Comptroller of the city of Houston, Texas.

Before Fame

After studying social work at Texas Woman's University, she earned a law degree from Texas Southern University.

Trivia

In 2002, she became the first woman of Latin American heritage to serve on the Harris County Commissioner's Court.

Family Life

She grew up with nine siblings in Palito Blanco, Texas.

Associated With

She and fellow Democrat Barbara Jordan both broke racial and gender barriers when they served on the Texas Senate.