Gov. Rick Perry has appointed H.S. Buddy Garcia of Austin to the Railroad Commission of Texas for a term to expire at the next general election.
Garcia was most recently a commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), a position he has held since his appointment in January of 2007. He is past deputy secretary of state and former border commerce coordinator for the State of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Coastal Land Advisory Board and Gulf of Mexico Alliance, an ex-officio member of the Texas Water Foundation, and co-chair of the America’s Wetland Foundation Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities Effort and U.S./Mexico Border 2012 Environmental Program. He is also a past member of the Texas Coastal Coordination Council and a volunteer coach for the Northwest Austin Little League.
Garcia received a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University.