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Eduardo Garcia


Assembly Democrat

District 36, Coachella

Time in office

Assembly: 2014—Present


Mayor / Policy Director

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has taken at least $938,000 from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 25% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 8120
P.O. Box 942849-0036; (916) 319-2036

District office(s)

48220 Jackson Street, Suite A3, Coachella, CA 92236; (760) 347-2360

1101 Airport Road, Suite D, Imperial, CA 92251; (760) 355-8656

Biographical information

Birth Place

Indio, CA




Coachella, CA




February 4, 1977

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Eduardo Garcia has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
$938,215 $938k 25%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$381,050 $381k 10%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$374,747 $374k 10%
Energy & Natural Resources
$331,395 $331k 9%
General Business
$304,287 $304k 8%
Communications & Electronics
$175,012 $175k 5%
$172,200 $172k 4%
Ideology/Single Issue
$108,052 $108k 3%
$102,265 $102k 3%
$85,249 $85k 2%
$59,249 $59k 2%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$48,104 $48k 1%
Candidate Contributions
$45,700 $45k 1%
$37,725 $37k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$7,240 $7k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Communications and Conveyance
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Bills including emergency communication networks, broadband, telecommunications, electronic privacy, electric vehicles
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Chair)
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Bills involving toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides
Governmental Organization
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Bills involving alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.
Human Services
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Bills involving assistance programs including child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services, community care licensing, adult protective services, and SSI/SSP.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California represents seven affiliates that run more than 100 health centers serving more than 750,000 patients a year. It advocates on sexual and reproductive health care and education, and access to health care, including abortion.
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Assembly District 36 demographics

Assembly District 36 map

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

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Voter registration

No party

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General

Eduardo Garcia (Incumbent)


Ian M. Weeks


CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Vast stretches of California lose maternity care as dozens of hospitals shut labor wards

By Ana B. Ibarra, Kristen Hwang, and Erica Yee, November 15, 2023

Coachella Valley farmworkers lost hundreds of dollars during storm Hilary. Financial aid options are slim.

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde and Nicole Foy, August 30, 2023

A California program to fix mobile home parks approved 1 application in 10 years. Will a rebrand work?

By Manuela Tobias, March 27, 2023

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