Mary Louise Garcia was sworn in as County Clerk on January 1, 2011, her first elected office.

She previously served eight years on Sheriff Dee Anderson’s command staff and earlier owned a public relations agency serving businesses, nonprofits and political clients. Recognizing her success in public relations, the Fort Worth Business Press honored her with its annual 40 Under 40 Award.

Born to a tightly knit Air Force family in Fort Worth, Mary Louise grew up instilled with strong conservative principles, faith, hard work and the importance of giving back to the community.

She attended public schools here and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Long active in community service groups and church organizations, Mary Louise stays in touch and keeps abreast of developments by actively participating in business, government and professional groups.

Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Texas County and District Retirement System by then Governor Rick Perry, and since reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott. In addition, she serves on the boards of the Downtown Fort Worth Rotary.

Mary Louise is also Chair, Tarrant County Business Disaster Recovery Committee; Co-Chair, Tarrant County E-Government Committee, and she serves as a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 7.