Franklin Garcia is the US Representative (Shadow) for the District of Columbia. He is a former President and founder of the DC Latino Caucus, and is the President of the DC Latino Leadership Council. He has held key positions in the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Dominican President Leonel Fernandez, and other politicians. Franklin has been effective in using technology in his political work. His recent focus has been on increasing Latino presence in local city government and local elected office. Franklin came to live in Washington, DC with his parents and sister at the age of 10. He attended public school in Montgomery County, Maryland and holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics for Public Policy from the American University.