David Garcia, the Democratic nominee for governor of Arizona, missed nearly half of all meetings of the charter school board he sat on between 2013 and 2017, despite making educational oversight and transparency a focal point of his campaign.

Garcia, an education advocate who lost a closer than expected campaign for Arizona superintendent of public instruction in 2014, has sought to make education the defining issue of his challenge to first-term incumbent Republican governor Doug Ducey.

Pitching himself to voters as the "person most capable of tackling the crisis in Arizona’s schools," Garcia has promised to fight the "privatization" of the state's education system. He has also promised to overturn Arizona's recently expanded voucher school program if elected in November.