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With November in sight, Sylvia R. Garcia kicked off her re-election campaign for Harris Commissioner Saturday by officially opening four campaign headquarter offices.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Garcia made appearances in Baytown, Pasadena, North Channel and Houston to build her office’s base for the November election.

“I have worked diligently these last seven years and we have made great strides in improving the quality of life for Precinct 2 residents,” she said. “It would be my privilege to continue to serve the citizens of South East Harris County.”

The Pasadena-area office, located at 3800 Spencer Highway, was packed with supporters throughout the morning and afternoon, with Garcia on hand before leaving for the North Channel office at 2p.m.

Saturday’s opening of the four campaign offices officially placed the commissioner’s name into the race for November’s election.

“Today we’re opening all our core headquarters throughout the precincts to let people know that we’re on the ballot and that we need their support and their vote,” Garcia said.

It was a busy day for the commissioner as she spent the morning, afternoon and early evening across the four locations re-assuring faithful supporters of her commitment as well as reaching out to possible new constituents.

“We’ve been there to listen, to work and deliver, we’ve been doing that for seven years and we just want to continue doing it. We love this job,” she said.

Garcia has held the office since January 2003, when she became the first Hispanic and first woman elected to the Harris County Commissioners Court.

Garcia said that the economy and its impact on local jobs and families would be an obvious priority issue in the next term, but reiterated her office’s commitment to other core issues that cement the communities of Harris County, such as education, social services and a transportation landscape that serves residents.

“To us, its about working with veterans and our seniors and making sure they have a good quality of life,” she said. “It’s also about working with all the different cities and continue building good roads so that people can get around and green space and parks for families to be able to spend time together on weekends or after-school. We’re working hard and we want to continue to do that.”