Councilman Robert Garcia appearing on Latino in America

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garcia-on-cnnLong Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia will be featured in a clip on CNN’s documentary special “Latino in America,” this Wednesday and Thursday at 6pm our time, 9pm eastern.

The two-day CNN special airs on Wednesday October 21, and Thursday October 22. The Councilman is also featured in previews and videos that have been aired on CNN and available at

View the video preview here.

“I immigrated to the United States at a young age and I am grateful and honored to be in a position where I can serve my community and my country,” said Councilman Garcia. “As an American and a Latino, I think it is important to be a role-model, especially to our youth.”

Robert Garcia was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the United States at age 5 with his family. His mother Gaby worked two jobs to provide for the family, and it eventually paid off. He became the first person in his family to attend and graduate college.

He was elected to the Long Beach City Council in April of 2009.

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