Mayor, City of Long Beach
Robert Garcia is an educator and the 28th mayor of Long Beach. He has taken a leadership role in economic development, education, and investing in technology. Garcia has been a member of the public policy and communications faculty at USC, and taught at both California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Garcia co-founded the Long Beach Post, a news website, in 2007. He was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2009. Garcia was born in Peru and immigrated to the United States at age 5 with his family. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college.