South Texan Republican congressional candidate Cassy Garcia featured on The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, throughout which she spoke about her husband’s job as a border patrol agent.
Ms Garcia is working for election to the US Home to characterize Texas’ twenty eighth congressional district.
She’s on the poll within the basic election on November 8, 2022, having superior from the Republican main runoff on Could 24, 2022.
Ms Garcia has spoken about her motivation to run for workplace earlier than, and how her husband’s experiences pushed her over the road – right here’s what we all know.
Who’s Cassy Garcia? Age and career thus far of ‘lifelong south Texan’
Casandra “Cassy” Garcia joined senator Ted Cruz’ workplace in 2013, on the age of 32, or thereabouts.
She’s now 41. She most just lately served as Cruz’ deputy state director, in response to her marketing campaign web site.
Former president Donald Trump appointed her to function commissioner for the White Home Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in July 2020.
Earlier than working for Cruz, Ms Garcia was a regional area consultant for Texas’ agriculture commissioner. The present officeholder is Sid Miller, a Republican. Earlier than him, Todd Staples held the workplace.
The place did she go to school?
Ms Garcia is from Edinburg, Texas, the third largest metropolis within the Rio Grande Valley space.
Notable individuals from her city embrace Democratic congressman Terry Canales, Medal of Honor recipient Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez, and Bobby Pulido, a singer.
LegiStorm lists the Republican congressional candidate as having studied on the College of Texas–Pan American (UTPA).
UTPA was a public college in Edinburg, Ms Garcia’s hometown, till 2015 when it formally ceased operations to yield to the newly fashioned College of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
In 2004, Casandra Lynn “Cassy” Garcia Meade graduated from UTPA with a bachelor’s diploma in communication – she was across the age of 23 on the time. She returned in 2012 to review for a grasp of public administration, which she accomplished in 2015.
What does Cassy Garcia’s husband do?
Casandra “Cassy” Garcia was first inspired to run for political workplace by her then-boss Ted Cruz, however listening to from her husband about what it was like on the States’ southern border, writes the New York Publish, “satisfied her she needed to do it.”
“He has seen all of it getting worse,” she informed the Publish earlier this month. The paper printed its report on the “fed-up wives of border patrol brokers” on October 5, 2022. Nevertheless, she didn’t reveal her husband’s identify or station, as a result of of “safety considerations.”
However he’s labored as a border patrol agent for 26 years. And one of Ms Garcia’s said motivations for working for workplace is the PTSD she says “many of the understaffed brokers” endure consequently of what it’s like within the job.
“It’s onerous to be the spouse of a border patrol agent,” she mentioned. “You hear these tales and you’re feeling helpless. […] I wish to present a voice. I do know what must be carried out – including personnel, enhancing expertise, fixing the infrastructure. Come November [and election day], individuals will present that they’re sick and drained of what they’re seeing.”
Who else appeared on The Ingraham Angle with Garcia?
Laura Ingraham, the host of The Ingraham Angle, spoke to congressional candidates Mayra Flores and Monica De La Cruz yesterday, alongside Cassy Garcia.
Ms De La Cruz is working for election to the US Home to characterize Texas’ fifteenth district. She’s from the Rio Grande Valley and comes, in response to her marketing campaign web site, “from humble beginnings.”
She’s working in opposition to Democrat Michelle Vallejo – who, confusingly, shares a surname with Mayra Flores’ husband. Ms De La Cruz and Ms Vallejo are each “political rookies,” writes the Texas Tribune.
Ms Flores is looking for to characterize the state’s thirty fourth district. She has 4 kids, graduated from South Texas School in 2019, and has beforehand labored as a respiratory therapist. Her husband’s identify is John Vallejo – he’s additionally a border management agent, like Cassy Garcia’s husband.
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