Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia has been working on California's WIOA conformity statute. He is strongly committed to reengaging youth and ensuring that all young men and women have an opportunity to earn living wages, job skills, and diplomas.
Assembly Member Garcia represents the 56th Assembly District, which includes the Coachella Valley, where he grew up and is raising his family. He speaks boldly of his family's work in agriculture, and of the pride in being the first in his family to attend college. He earned a Bachelor's degree from UC Riverside, a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California, and completed a program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He understands the challenges of poverty and the importance of combining a diploma with job skills.
Garcia is committed to bringing jobs and education to impoverished communities throughout California. He has authored legislation to expand the impact of the Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Centers. He serves as Chairman of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. Garcia's leadership in that Committee has earned him the respect and confidence of his colleagues. He also serves as a member of the Latino Caucus and of the Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color.