Precinct 2 has always been home to Adrian Garcia and his family. He has a 35-year career in public service that began as a Houston Police Officer.
He was appointed by Mayor Lee Brown as Director of the Mayor's Anti-Gang Office, was then elected to Houston City Council and appointed as chair of two City Council committees - the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and the Minority / Women Business Enterprise Committee.
With the support of his peers on City Council, he would be confirmed as Mayor Pro-Tem by Mayor Bill White.
Adrian continued his service by being elected to the office of Harris County Sheriff - the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the 3rd largest in the United States.
Commissioner Garcia's public service accomplishments include:
Leading the effort to create the Houston Police Department's Real Time Crime Center
Creating the Construction Mitigation Program that saved many family-owned businesses
Saving more than $200 million in operational costs during his tenure as sheriff
Eliminating chronic overcrowding in the jail and lowered crime every year
Adding 200 patrol deputies to keep businesses and neighborhoods safe