Press Release

Friday, November 15, 2019
Assemblymember Garcia speaks at El Centro Health Center grand opening.
Participants cut ribbon at El Centro Health Center grand opening.
Members of El Centro's community attend the grand opening of El Centro Health Center.

Assemblymember Garcia  joined Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and PMB for the grand opening of their El Centro Health Center. This new clinic will provide much-needed, comprehensive healthcare services in the heart of our Imperial Valley.

Friday, November 15, 2019
El Centro's Veteran of The Year, Tracy Rascoe, stands with Assemblymember Garcia as he gets recognized for his service.
Assemblymember Garcia congratulates Tracy Rascoe as El Centro's 2019 Veteran of The Year.
El Centro's Veteran of The Year, Tracy Rascoe shares words of appreciation

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia recognized Tracy Rascoe, former El Centro American Legion Post 25 Commander and pillar of our AD56 Community, as a Veteran of the Year. Mr. Rascoe has distinguished himself defending our freedom and has continued to dedicate efforts to improve the lives of his fellow veterans. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Assemblymember Garcia presents recognitions to 2019's Veterans of the Year.
Lauren Skiver is joined by her family as she's recognized as 2019's Veteran of the Year.
Edward Robles is joined by his family as he's recognized as 2019's Veteran of the Year.

Assemblymember Garcia had the privilege to award Lauren Skiver, U.S. Army Veteran and SunLine Transit Agency CEO, and Edward Robles, U.S. Navy Veteran and Founder of Mission Veteran, as our AD56Community’s 2019 Veterans of the Year. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Assemblymember Garcia stands next to sign for the new park.
First responders hold shovels in celebration of the new park.
Assemblymember Garcia and first responders hold shovels in park ground breaking.

Assemblymember Garcia joined the city of El Centro to break ground on their new First Responders' Park and Michael Benavidez Memorial playground. 


Monday, November 11, 2019

As excerpted from Imperial Valley Press:

If there were an official ambassador of veterans causes in the Imperial Valley, that person would likely have a hard time keeping up with the person who’s managed to become, more or less, the unofficial one in recent years.

That would be Tracy Rascoe, junior past deputy vice commander for California’s American Legion Area 5 and former commander of El Centro’s American Legion Post 25. Over the years, Rascoe has been a tireless advocate of veterans and patriotic causes.

That dedication led to him being named the California 56th Assembly District Veteran of the Year. Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, presented the honor Thursday at Veterans Memorial Hall here.

Friday, November 8, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Review:

Assembly member Eduardo Garcia presented the 2019 Distinguished Veteran of the Year award after sharing his excitement of presenting the award to more than one recipient this year. Representing several valleys makes the decision difficult, according to Garcia.

“It is my honor to recognize Tracy Rascoe, an exemplary patriot and pillar of our community, as our 56th Assembly District’s 2019 Veteran of the Year. After bravely answering our nation’s call of duty, Mr. Rascoe has continued to lead, and has dedicated efforts to improving the lives of his fellow veterans,” said Garcia. 

“This is your day. Today is your day to be recognized for all of the work that you do, not just for the veterans but for the community as well,” said Garcia.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and CDFA Secretary Ross Touring Imperial Valley Expo

(IMPERIAL, CA) — On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) invited Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to survey and asses the needs of the Imperial Valley Expo.