Born in Fort Worth, Chris is the youngest of four siblings in a tightly-knit family of a World War II veteran and a stay-at-home-mom, who instilled in him the values of hard work, honesty, and the importance of church and community. Educated in public schools, he graduated from Fort Worth Business College and studied at Tarrant County College as well as Texas Christian University (TCU). Continuing his studies, Chris is currently working on a degree in Strategic Communications at TCU, where he also has his own radio show twice a week on radio KTCU.
An entrepreneur at heart, Chris worked as an engineer at several manufacturing companies before striking out on his own at age 25 as an independent businessman. Thirty years later, he is widely-known today in Fort Worth’s auto sales industry as the successful owner of North American Motor Company. Chris is past president and a current member of the Fort Worth Auto Dealers Association.
Making a difference in the community, Chris Garcia has long been active in his church, volunteer groups, civic organizations, professional business circles, and the Republican Party.
A lifelong conservative, he has been widely known and respected for his involvement and leadership in the Republican Party since his early teens. Indeed, as a student at Arlington Heights High School, he worked on Bill Clements’ gubernatorial campaign in 1978.
Chris was elected president of the Tarrant County Republican Assembly and previously served as vice-president of the Southwest Republican Club. He is a member of several Republican clubs across Tarrant County.
Appointed by Mayor Betsy Price, he is a member of the City of Fort Worth Ethics Commission, playing a vital role ensuring integrity in local government. He is a past Chairman of a Tarrant County Grand Jury Commission.
Chris also works on behalf of veterans organizations, serves on Citizens on Patrol-Code Blue and the advisory board for Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School. He is a member of the Sons of American Legions and serves on the Veterans Day Committee (Ridglea Country Club).
Chris has two daughters, Juliana, a graduate of Cornell University, and Gabriella, a graduate of Texas State University. He and his wife, Melody, live in Fort Worth and attend St. Patrick’s Cathedral.