My name is Theresa Garcia and I’ve been politically active from the age of 3. My mother is so excited about this new writing gig that she may post a home video of me (age 3) and my dad going door to door campaigning for my “Uncle” Jack’s city council race just to prove that she helped to jumpstart my love for politics. And she did have a lot to do with it. I’m a true “Rush Baby” as my granddaddy and my mother both listened to him every day at lunch and I used to ask for them to turn it on if they happened to forget. I loved the intensity of Limbaugh’s voice when things weren’t going the way he wanted them to and I loved hearing all about Congress, the Senate, and the White House. Heck, at the age of five, I cried when Bill Clinton beat Bush Sr. My favorite subjects in school were always government and English, so it’s really no surprise that I write about politics.
Most recently I was the Campaign Coordinator for Josh McKoon’s State Senate race and a staffer for Mike Keown in the 2nd Congressional race against Sanford Bishop. Those experiences are some of the greatest I’ve ever had and I have plenty of stories to share. I have been blogging since 2005, politically since 2008, and my blog (Columbus, Georgia: Theresa Style) is located here.
I do view my love of politics as some sort of sickness at times. I almost feel like I should be sitting in some sort of “Political Addiction” meeting. With only 5 days since the Midterms, I am still experiencing what I can only define as withdrawals. After 17 months of being on the campaign trail, I keep waking up feeling the need to raise money, put out campaign signs, and attend a “meet and greet coffee” with the candidate. Politics in my home town of Columbus seems to have smiled on me, much to the dismay of the general public, with a couple of run-off elections, so the season is not quite over for me. Three more weeks!!
I bring a unique view to Peach Pundit. Not only do I bring a Southwest Georgia voice, but I also bring a 20-something, politically incorrect, Hispanic female perspective. I welcome constructive criticism, open-minded discussion, and varying points of view.
I’m excited about being here and looking forward to the feedback and discussion I know is right around the corner.