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Councilmember Rebecca J. Garcia

District 5

Rebecca Garcia served as a trustee on the Cabrillo College Governing Board for 20 years before successfully campaigning for a seat on the Watsonville City Council in 2018. She also was chair of the Watsonville Housing Task Force in the 1990s and served in the same capacity for the Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission in the late 2010s. Garcia was born and raised in Watsonville and graduated from Watsonville High School. She attended and graduated from UC Santa Cruz and received a master’s degree in education administration from San Jose State University. She has two adult children, both raised in Watsonville, and five grandchildren.

Notable quote: “As I go door-to-door I find residents that say they have to commute daily to San Jose or Fremont for a job in technology. I talk to parents who say their daughter or son no longer lives with them because they have had to move away because lack of jobs particularly in technology. Why can't we have those jobs here?” (Source: SmartVoter.org)

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