Daniel Garza began his in public service career as congressional staff assistant for U.S. congressman Richard "Doc" Hastings and was later elected as councilman for the city of Toppenish, Washington in 1996. In 2001, he was tapped by the George W. Bush Administration to serve as Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary at The Department of Interior, and was appointed in 2004 to Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison in the White House. In 2006 Garza became President of Televisa's HISPANIC PODER Group overseeing editorial, commercial and promotion of publications and shortly thereafter joined Univision to host and co-produce "Agenda Washington," a weekly Spanish-language news talk show covering the issues impacting the U.S. Hispanic community. In 2016 Mr. Garza was appointed to serve on the Board of The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, an academic non-partisan review that publishes works on politics and policy.
Born in the Central Valley of California, Garza migrated with his family annually from their ancestral hometown of Garza Gonzalez in Nuevo Leon, Mexico- throughout California, Nebraska and Washington State following the crop season as farm workers. His first-hand knowledge of the plight of the immigrant community has earned him a reputation for advocating on behalf of Hispanics for sound public policy recognizing that the current status of our economy requires that this vital community play an essential role in bringing about solutions.
Garza currently serves as Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative and resides in Mission, TX with his wife and three children.