NEW LEADERSHIP TO DELIVER RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Rob Garcia brings a fresh new face, energy, and experience to the House of Delegates race. Although he is new to this race, he and his family have a wide variety of experience in local, county, and state government.
Rob is the youngest of six children. He grew up in a strong, working class home where family pulled together and supported one another and where honor, respect, and the spirit of service to our country and our community was instilled in all members of the Garcia family. His father, Manuel Garcia, began service to our country during WWII in the United State Navy and ended service to his community as a member of the Fairmont City Council where he served for 16 years.
Rob's two sisters, Patty and Sue, and niece, Cassie, serve thier respective communities as educators, while his brother, Rick Garcia, finds it a privelege and honor to have been recently elected to the County Commission of Marion County. His nephew, Michael Garcia, finished two consecutive years serving the Mountaineer Nation as the WVU Mountaineer mascot, and his other nephew, Joey D. Garcia, was appointed by Governor Tomblin as Director of Legislative Affairs in 2014 working closely with policy issues relating to criminal justice reform, represented the Governor as his designee on the Consolidated Public Retirement Board, and was appointed by Governor Tomblin to serve as Chair of the WV Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice. Joey joined Manchin Injury Law Group this past November. These open displays of personal accomplishments validates their families'
compassion and desire in making positive contri-butions to thier community.
Rob exemplifies what it means to be a servant of the people. He is a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and received an Associate Degree in Business from Fairmont State University. Upon graduation from high school, he began work at the Loveridge #22 mine, an underground operation in Fairview, WV, owned by Consol Energy and became a member of the UMWA. After being laid off, he began working as a Class 'A' Lineman for what is now known as Mon Power - a First Energy Company where he is presently celebrating his 27th anniversary.
Following in his family's political footsteps, he has a strong desire and passion to serve. He was an elected official on the Fairmont City Council for 5 1/2 years, as well as Deputy Mayor for 2 years.
During his terms on City Council, he served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission. His service is exemplified by his long standing membership of the Knights of Columbus, a Relay for Life and United Way volunteer, Lions Club (HOPE) member, a member of the Sons of Italy and the Columbian Club, and a Women on Wellness advisor. He is a graduate and Alumni member of the FBI Citizen's Academy and is currently serving as a member for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.
Rob is the proud father of two children, Jenna and Joel, and four grandchildren - Braylon,
Gianna, Grayson, and Lincoln.