Senator Leroy Garcia was elected in 2014 to represent Senate District 3, which covers the Cities of Pueblo, Pueblo West and part of the community in Salt Creek.
During the 2014 session then-Rep. Garcia sponsored legislation to make higher education more affordable for all Coloradans. SB 1, the College Affordability Act, invests $100 million into higher education and taps tuition increases at 6 percent annually. Sen. Garcia also led the effort to ensure that the Southwest Chief rail line continues to run through Colorado, possibly adding a stop in Pueblo.
He currently serves on the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy committee along with the Transportation committee.