State Representative Alex Garza is serving his second term representing the 12th House District in the Michigan House of Representatives. The 12th House District encompasses the cities of Taylor, Romulus and eastern portions of Van Buren Township. As a result of the recent redistricting process, the prior 12th district which encompassed Taylor, Romulus, and eastern portions of Van Buren Township was divided into new districts. Alex now is part of the new 29th district which includes Northern and Western portions of Taylor, the Southeastern portion of Romulus adjacent to Detroit Metro Airport, all of Huron and Ash Townships, Carleton and western portions of Frenchtown and Monroe. Click here to see map.
Representative Garza is the third oldest of four children and calls the great city of Taylor his home. He serves on the House Regulatory Reform, Local Government and Municipal Finance, and the Agriculture and Rural Development committees. Representative Garza is the youngest Latino ever elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. Currently, he is serving as the Minority Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and is serving his second term as the Assistant Democratic Floor Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Representative Garza was first elected to the Taylor City Council in November 2013, becoming the youngest and first person of color elected to local office in Taylor’s history. He was re-elected to City Council in 2017, serving as City Council Chairman. Garza previously worked for former State Representative Stephanie Chang as a legislative aide.
Representative Garza attended both the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Baker College, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and an associate’s degree in business management, respectively.