Garcia emphasizes increasing funds for public schools and establishing more sustainable energy sources. He's a professor at the education school at Arizona State University and a fourth-generation Arizona resident.
Garcia has also pointed out the historical relevance of his candidacy: A Latino hasn't won statewide office in Arizona since Gov. Raul Castro was elected in 1974.
Garcia emerged as the front-runner in the primary this summer. The Republican Governors Association already as aired attack ads against Garcia linking him to calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.