Commissioner Garcia

City Commission

Contact Information
  • Attention: Alfonso “Al” Rene Garcia
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 1823 Kingsville, TX 78364
  • Physical: 400 W. King Avenue, Kingsville, TX 78363
  • Business: (361) 595-8001
  • Fax: N/A
  • E-Mail: comgarcia@cityofkingsville.com

My position in the Kingsville City Commission allows me the opportunity to view the community from a different perspective and improve upon it through the use of available information resources, which would otherwise be limited. This vantage point allows me to evaluate issues and apply my life experiences to arrive at an informed decision. I believe government should be open and transparent. Elected officials should not forget they serve at the will of the voting public and their actions must be a sacred representation of the majority of the people. I enjoy serving my community in this manner, and actively use the slogan, “Dedicated to Community Service.”

Born in Benavides, Texas, I earned an associate’s degree from Del Mar Community College, Corpus Christi, Texas, and studied finance at Texas A & M University-Kingsville. I am also the owner-agent of the Al Garcia Insurance Agency. I served as the past-president and current member of the South Texas Life Underwriters Association and am a Life Underwriters Training Council graduate with Council Fellow Designation. My wife is the Director of Special Education, Kingsville Independent School District and former Kleberg County Commissioner for Precinct #2 from 1999 – 2000.

Accomplishments:

  • 2004-2005Appointed City of Kingsville Member of Coastal Bend Council of Governments United Way Campaign Chairman – Kleberg County
  • 1999-PresentUnited Way Allocations Committee
  • 1996-PresentElected City of Kingsville Commissioner
  • 1994-PresentBoard member of the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce
  • 1989-PresentPast President and member of South Texas Youth Development Council
  • 1981-PresentHonorable Discharge from U.S. Navy Reserve after serving four more years Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2623
  • 1996-1970Honorable Discharge from U.S. Navy after serving four years during the Vietnam era
  • 1982Outstanding Young Man of America, U.S. Jaycees Nominee
  • 2002Appointed Texas Municipal League Vice-Chair Governmental Affairs Committee
  • 1999-2000Elected Texas Municipal League Region 11, President Elected Second-Vice President of Texas Municipal League Region 11 again
  • 1999 Appointed by the President of the Texas Municipal League to serve on TML Resolutions Committee
  • 1998-2000An active participant in the Kingsville Independent School District Junior Achievement Program Appointed to serve on several Site Base Management Commission
  • 1996-1998Appointed to the Kingsville Independent School District D.E.I.C. committee
  • 1994-2001Bishop/Kingsville Hoechst-Celenese Community Advisory Council
  • 1994Appointed to serve on the Public Safety Legislative Committee by the Texas Municipal League President Unsuccessful election for Kleberg County Judge
  • 1993-1994Elected Second-Vice President of Texas Municipal League Region 11, representing 48 cities in 14 counties
  • 1992-1994Elected City of Kingsville Commissioner Appointed City of Kingsville Member of Coastal Bend Council of Governments
  • 1992Co-author of the Justice Department approved Kleberg County Redistricting Plan Member Kleberg-Kenedy County Community Council
  • 1991-2001 break in service 2004-2012Board of Directors Kleberg County Appraisal District
  • 1990-1992Chairman City of Kingsville Zoning Board
  • 1989-1992Board member American Heart Association 1988 Kleberg County Sheriff’s Drug Fund Advisory Committee
  • 1986-1988Past President and Vice-President of Kingsville Community Education Advisory Council
  • 1985-1989Past President and Vice President of Camp Fire, Inc. Kleberg County
  • 1984-1992Chairman Kingsville Crime Stoppers, Inc.
  • 1984Texas A & I President Search Advisory Committee
  • 1981-1982Leadership Kingsville Graduate and Program Committee Member