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US Congress (CA-47)

I'm running for Congress so that every kid can have the same shot that my mother—and this country—gave me.

Robert Garcia (born December 2, 1977) is a Peruvian-American educator and politician who is the 28th and current mayor of Long Beach, California.[1] A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected in the 2014 election and won reelection in 2018. He is both the city's youngest and first elected openly LGBT mayor, and also the first Latino American to hold the office.[2] He is the second person of color to be elected mayor of Long Beach, after Republican Eunice Sato, a Japanese-American who served as mayor from 1980 to 1982. A former member of the Long Beach City Council, Garcia was Vice Mayor from 2012 to 2014. In December 2021, Garcia announced that he would be a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 while incumbent Lucille Roybal-Allard has declined to run for re-election.


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