From the PSOE they remember him as “the socialist mayor who made each caravaqueño feel proud of living in his street, neighborhood or district”
Today, the day of Santa Ana and San Joaquín, marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the socialist mayor, Antonio García Martínez Reina. Antonio’s legacy, the transformation of the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz and all its districts, his leadership, his ability to work, his optimism, his spirit and his great sense of humor will always be remembered by the Caravacan society, who gave the triumph Antonio García Martínez-Reina in three electoral appointments, remaining as mayor for 12 years.
Antonio García Martínez-Reina was born in 1954 in the Caravaqueña Cuesta de Don Álvaro and studied at the Colegio de la Consolación and later studied the career of teacher, a profession that he adored and that made him feel and transmitted it to all his students. Antonio died on July 26, 2011, at the age of 57, after an illness that practically took his life suddenly.
In 1987 he was elected Mayor of Caravaca de la Cruz, a position he held until 1999. During those exciting 12 years, the highest councilor of Caravaca de la Cruz, transformed Caravaca de la Cruz, its most disadvantaged neighborhoods and its districts . Among the actions carried out during his tenure, the realization of the building of the Hon. Caravaca de la Cruz City Council, the INEM building, the Tourist Office, the Jorge Vera and Juan Antonio Corbalán sports pavilion, the district medical offices and the social rooms also in the districts were built. cultural, social, natural, educational and sports spaces were created and associations were promoted; being one of the most relevant and most valued actions by the caravaqueños, the acquisition of the Fuentes del Marqués to be from the town of Caravaca de la Cruz.
During the mandate of the also socialist Pepe Moreno, Antonio García Martínez Reina was named favorite son of the city, in an emotional act that was attended by his friends, family, the representation of the PSOE of Caravaca de la Cruz, and representatives of the PSOE at the regional and national level.
Also, during the term of Pepe Moreno, specifically on March 26, 2017, a tribute was paid to all the peddians who were in charge of each and every one of the districts during the government stage of Antonio García Martínez Reina.
The PSOE of Caravaca, on a day like today, remembers the great work of this socialist who transformed the lives of the people of Caravaca de la Cruz, making each Caravaqueño feel proud of living in their street, neighborhood or districts, something that he achieved with the effort and dedication of him and all the councilors who accompanied him on his journey.