Conservative Featured Voice: Alejandro Garcia
by TexasGOPVote on June 7, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Alejandro Garcia is currently serving as Governor Rick Perry’s new Press Secretary for Texans for Rick Perry. Alejandro joined Governor Perry’s campaign in April of this year and is charged with carrying the Governor’s voice across Texas in English and Spanish for the first time. In spreading Governor Perry’s message of conservative leadership and Texas values throughout the state, Alejandro has already taken advantage of his skills by expanding outreach efforts at the campaign by utilizing social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. Governor Perry’s campaign website now includes press releases in Spanish with plans to add more content.
Prior to joining Governor Perry’s campaign Alejandro served in the Texas Secretary of State’s office developing special projects in the Elections Division. He conducted training to educators throughout Texas to promote Project V.O.T.E. (Voters of Tomorrow through Education) a curriculum designed to teach pre-K through 12th grade students about citizenship and the importance of voting. Alejandro also trained County Election Judges and Clerks on how to implement a web-based Texas poll worker training program via Election Law Seminars and webinars. In the Elections Division he oversaw the production of all Spanish language products and content to assure translated accuracy and quality.
Alejandro represented the Texas Secretary of State's office in Spanish interviews for Univision-Austin, and across Texas through radio, live broadcasts, and pre-recorded shows such as Voz y Voto. Additionally, he spoke on behalf of the Secretary of State's office to foreign dignitaries from China, Belarus, South America and several other countries interested in our political system, about Texas’ election process.
Alejandro previously worked in the financial industry in San Antonio where he promoted and attainted investment accounts and services from both U.S. and international customers. His top priority was to attract new business customers seeking to invest in local markets. During this time he taught a political science class at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he engaged college students to discuss a variety of topics concerning politics, economics and culture around the world.
Alejandro received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M International University. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While a Juris Doctorate student at Concord University School of Law, Alejandro answered the call to public service by joining the Secretary of State’s office.
Outside of work Alejandro serves on the board of his home owners association and is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin.
"I feel most Hispanics, like myself, and people of Latin decent tend to share more conservative values such as pro-life, a strong work ethic and strong family values."