Christy Martinez Garcia announces candidacy for District 1 Lubbock City Council

Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 4:14 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2022 at 6:56 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Christy Martinez Garcia announced her candidacy for election to represent District 1 for the Lubbock City Council, Tuesday morning.

The announcement was made Tuesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. at City Hall in the city council chambers.

Martinez Garcia is currently the founder and owner of city-wide publication Latino Lubbock Magazine. She grew up in the Arnett Benson neighborhood and is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Martinez Garcia says she believes in service above self and has remained connected to the needs of families in District 1, “she strives to offer solutions and secure resources including writing grants for public programs.”

According to a release, Martinez Garcia “is committed to advocating for the district to improve the city’s understanding and responsiveness to social inequities and to the needs of District 1 and the community at large.” Martinez Garcia says she plans to work with city departments, including the Lubbock Police, to continue their efforts of connecting with residents to work collectively to address issues.

In addition, Martinez Garcia says she supports downtown growth and advocates for local businesses to improve the economic conditions of District 1.

“My record of public service and my commitment to the community demonstrates I’ll be a better representative for district one. I know it,” Martinez Garcia said in her announcement. “I live it. I know you. And that, I think, makes all the difference-- it’s not just I don’t show up when it’s political season, I’m there all the time.”

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