Annie “Mama” Garcia

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election


Annie Garcia earned her bachelor’s degree in 1999 from Rice University. She also obtained a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 2005. Her professional background includes working as an attorney, and she is the founder of a nonprofit organization called OpHeart. She worked as a banking-and-finance attorney for several years before entering politics. Politically, she previously ran for U.S. Senate and finished fourth in the race [1, 2].

Key Issues


Garcia advocates to address concerns of the Houston’s education system due to her belief that there was political interference in school board elections by Governor Greg Abbott. She is against ongoing book bans and curriculum decisions regarding racial history, and advocates against the removal of teachers and librarians and for more public school funding [1, 2, 3].


Garcia’s proposed solutions involve raising the minimum wage, implementing progressive taxation for high-income individuals and corporations, and supporting social initiatives aimed at promoting self-sufficiency [1]. 


Garcia believes that the Texas state government is overinvolved in local politics, and advocates for efforts that give more power to local officials [1, 2, 3].


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1 Ballotpedia
2 Annie “Mama” Garcia for Mayor
3 Houston Public Media