Mayor / Long Beach, CA
Dr. Robert Garcia is an educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach. Mayor Garcia is focused on making the City of Long Beach a leader in education, economic development, and climate protection.
As Mayor, he has championed progressive environmental policies like banning polystyrene and plastic straws, supported workers by increasing the minimum wage and adopting model project labor agreements, expanded multimodal transit across the city, and fought to expand and protect rights for women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.
Mayor Garcia immigrated to the United States at age 5 and was raised in Southern California. The Mayor, a college and university educator, holds an M.A. from the University of Southern California and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Cal State Long Beach, where he also earned his B.A. in Communication.
Mayor Garcia currently serves as a Board Member on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) representing much of South East Los Angeles County.
Robert Garcia’s Ideas
Problem The shortage of skilled workers in the U.S. Labor Market threatens business productivity, international competitiveness, and economic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of Americans. According to economic forecasts, the skill gap will dramatically affect the manufacturing, trade and transport, and energy and utilities industries, a key source of revenue […]
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