A Tempe native and graduate of Tempe Union High School, Martha has gravitated to community issues. In 2003, Martha decided to run for and won a seat at the House of Representatives for District 13, where she has lived since 1971. She is so honored to serve the district. Martha presently serves as President of the Cartwright Elementary School Board (elected in 1998), and is a member of the National School boards Association.
How Martha has Helped Arizona
Martha Garcia advocated for child safety by sponsoring a bill that would prohibit a minor from using a cell phone while driving on a highway unless the cell phone was equipped with a hands-free device. She also fought for the environment by pushing a bill that would establish requirements and penalties for the removal of trash and other debris from private or public property, including increasing the penalty to a class 1 misdemeanor for any persons found guilty of placing trash on property not owned or controlled by them.