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Mayor Robert Garcia Is Fighting for Diversity in Politics

Release Date: 2017-06-21

Long Beach, Calif., can feel like a small town, but its population is bigger than Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis and New Orleans.

The Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia, is such a local (he loves Snoop Dogg and has attended Comic Con for 19 straight years) that it's easy to forget just what a big deal he is.

Garcia is openly gay, the youngest mayor of all top 50 biggest U.S. cities and a Peruvian immigrant who didn't become an American citizen until he was 21.

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