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; and
- Adding 200 patrol deputies to keep businesses and neighborhoods safe.