Alex Garza was born on February 13, 1994, in Detroit, Michigan; he grew up on Detroit’s Southwest side. He moved to Downriver city Taylor, Michigan when he started high school. He graduated from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights, MI where he served as the student council secretary. Alex holds degrees in both Business Administration and Political Science, respectively.
In 2009, Alex was the recipient of the State of Michigan service award for going the extra mile to help his local State Representative organize in the community. Until early 2010, Alex worked for State Representative Rashida Tlaib’s District office as an intern. From mid 2010 until early 2011, Alex worked as the Campaign coordinator for Tlaib’s re-election campaign, helping her reach a victory of over 93% of the vote in the general election. From mid 2011 until early 2012, Alex worked as an Legislative Aide for Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh. Briefly, from April until May 2012 Alex worked as an Field Organizer for U.S. Congressman Gary Peter's re-election campaign, then Alex left the Congressman's campaign to serve as Volunteer Director for State Representative Rashida Tlaib's Campaign from May until August 2012.
In his spare time, Alex mentors middle school children to get them ready for their high school career.
Currently, Alex is working as Director of Constituent Services for State Representative Stephanie Chang. In addition, Alex serves a City Councilmember in Taylor, MI. He was elected to the Taylor City Council in 2013 with 4,511 votes coming in 3rd place.