Friends remember former Austin mayor Gus Garcia

Former Austin Mayor, Gustavo "Gus" Garcia has died.

Garcia was the first Hispanic mayor of Austin and, the first Hispanic to serve on the Austin School Board.

He was also a city council member.

Garcia started out as a CPA with his own accounting practice. 

He got into politics after being appointed to the "Austin Human Rights Commission."

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk calls Garcia, quote: "an extraordinary public servant. All of us should emulate mayor Garcia's dedication to Austin."

FOX-7 Austin’s Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas talked to one of Garcia’s closest friends former Austin City Council member, Gus Pena about Garcia’s life and legacy.