Garcia, along with Raj Mukherji from Jersey City, are beginning their first term in the state Assembly after being elected in November.
They join veteran Hudson County Assembly members Jason O’Donnell and Charles Mainor, (31st Dist.) who represent half of Jersey City and Bayonne, and Assembly members Angelica Jimenez and Vincent Prieto, (32nd district) who represent Secaucus, North Bergen, West New York, Guttenberg and west Hudson County.
Prieto will also serve as the speaker for the State Assembly, one of the two most powerful posts in the state legislature.
Prieto is currently assigning committee posts to various assembly members. O’Donnell will return to the Labor Committee, Financial Institution Committee and Housing and Urban Development Committee. Other committee assignments are to be announced shortly.