Alex Garza (Dist. 14)
As a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Commissioner Alex Garza joined the Wayne County Commission on January 4th, 2024 after being appointed due to the retirement of longtime Commissioner Raymond E. Basham. He is representing the communities of Taylor, Brownstown Twp., Woodhaven, Gibraltar, and Rockwood. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the committee on Seniors and Veterans Affairs, and is a member of the committees on Audit, Government Operations, and Public Safety, Judiciary, & Homeland Security.Garza graduated from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government from University of Michigan - Dearborn and an associate's degree in Business Management from Baker College - Allen Park.
As an active neighbor in the downriver community, Garza successfully ran for City Council in 2013, and won re-election in 2017. He served on the Taylor City Council from 2013 - 2019. Upon the retirement of the State Representative, Garza successfully ran for State Representative in 2018, and went on to win re-election in 2020. Garza served as State Representative from 2019 - 2023. During his 4 years serving in the Michigan House of Representatives, Garza sat on the committees on Agriculture and Rural Development (Democratic Vice Chair), Local Government and Municipal Finance, and Regulatory Reform.
Garza's return to public service on the Wayne County Commission stems from a deep-seated belief in civic duty and a desire to facilitate and be part of positive change. He is eager to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the table. Garza's approach to public service is collaborative and inclusive, believing that the best solutions arise from a diversity of voices and a collective commitment to the common good. He has a track record of working with Republicans, Independents, and Democrats to get things done for his community. Garza passed a record 8 Public Acts (PAs) into law during his two terms serving in the Michigan House of Representatives. He was able to successfully work across the aisle to pass more bi-partisan legislation focused on his community than any other Representative from his party.
He and his wife Amira live in Taylor with their dog Gizmo and cat Jax. Garza and his wife are expecting their first child in April 2024.
Vice Chair of the Committee on Seniors and Veterans Affairs
Member of the Committees on Audit, Public Safety, Judiciary and Homeland Security and Government Operations, the Special Committee on the Wayne County Commission Youth Council, the Benefits and Staffing Task Force and the Building Coordination and Documents Storage Workshop
Phone: (313) 224-0876
Fax: (313) 967-1234
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