Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced he will run for Precinct 2 commissioner against incumbent Jack Morman.
“We all know that sometimes government can come up short, so it’s up to leaders who love what we do to roll our sleeves up and find better solutions,” Garcia said in an emailed announcement. “Since the day my mother encouraged me to become a Houston police officer and with the advice that my late father gave me, which was to work hard, be honest, and never forget where I come from, I found I loved being a public servant.”
Garcia was a Houston police officer for 23 years before he won election to Houston city council, representing Distict H, in 2004. He was elected Harris County sheriff in 2009, and re-elected once. He left his post in 2015 for an unsuccessful run for mayor of Houston.
He angered local Democratic Party regulars when he launched a primary challenge against longtime U.S. Rep. Gene Green in 2016. Green easily defeated him.