AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - 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.