Robert Garcia (1977)
- Category : 1977-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Identification 2
Peruvian-American politician who is the current Mayor of Long Beach, California. He previously represented the First Council District, which includes large areas of downtown, parts of the Port of Long Beach, and some of the densest and most diverse urban areas in the nation.
After being elected on 13 April 2009 to fill the seat vacated by Bonnie Lowenthal, Garcia became the youngest person, the first Latino male, and the first gay person of color to be elected to the Long Beach City Council.
In 2014 Garcia ran for Mayor of Long Beach. He qualified for the runoff by finishing first in the primary election. He won the mayoral election on 3 June 2014 with 52.1% of the vote, defeating Damon Dunn, and becoming the youngest Mayor in Long Beach history, as well as its first gay mayor, first Latino Mayor, and first Mayor to be fluent in Spanish and English.