Teodoro García Egea

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Teodoro García Egea
Secretary-General of the People's Party
In office
26 July 2018 – 22 February 2022
PresidentPablo Casado
Preceded byMaría Dolores de Cospedal
Succeeded byCuca Gamarra
Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
19 January 2012 – 17 March 2023
Member of the Cieza City Council
In office
16 June 2007 – 23 May 2009
Personal details
Born (1985-01-27) 27 January 1985 (age 39)
Cieza, Murcia, Spain
Political partyPeople's Party
SpouseMaría José Escasaín
Alma materPolytechnic University of Cartagena
OccupationPolitician, engineer

Teodoro García Egea (born 27 January 1985) is a Spanish politician. He was the secretary-general of the People's Party, second to president Pablo Casado in party hierarchy. He has been a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th terms of the Congress of Deputies representing Murcia.

Early life and education[edit]

Teodoro or "Teo" (as he is often hypocoristically known by) García Egea was born on 27 January 1985 in Cieza, Region of Murcia.[1] When he was still dealing with his graduate studies as Telecommunications Engineer, he was elected municipal councillor in Cieza,[2] serving in that capacity from 2007 to 2009.[3] A partaker in the 2008 Mollar Chafá olive pit spitting competition in his native city, he won and was proclaimed as the World Champion in the speciality, reaching 16.84 m.[n. 1][4] After finishing his degree of Telecommunications engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), he started his postgraduate studies, initially at the University of Maryland.[2][5]

García Egea earned a PhD in Robotics at the UPCT, with the reading of a dissertation titled Análisis, decodificación y clasificación de la señal EEG en entornos tridimensionales in December 2015.[6]

Political career[edit]

García Egea ran 9th in the People's Party (PP) list for the constituency of Murcia vis-à-vis the November 2011 Congress of Deputies election. In a crushing PP victory in the staunchly conservative constituency that delivered a 64.22% of valid votes to the party, the PP obtained 8 seats out of a total of 10. With 1 seat in the PP list short of becoming MP, García Egea nonetheless became a legislator of the 10th Lower House on 19 January 2012, covering the vacant seat left by Jaime García-Legaz [es], who had been appointed Secretary of State for Trade.[7][8]

García Egea was re-elected to his seat at the Congress of Deputies in the 2015 and 2016 general elections, in which García Egea ran 1st in the PP list for Murcia. Following the announcement of the resignation of Mariano Rajoy as President of the PP in June 2018, he worked for Pablo Casado, a prospective candidate to become leader of the party, assisting him as campaign director.[7] Casado was elected President of the PP among the party delegates in a second round voting, and soon after Casado appointed García Egea as the Secretary-General of the party.[7]

He renovated his seat for the 13th term of the Congress of Deputies in the 2019 general election.

Personal life[edit]

In March 2012, García Egea married María José Escasaín, a chemical engineer, whom he had been dating 5 years.[3]


  1. ^ Partakers spit an olive bone as far as possible, winning the competitor reaching the longest horizontal distance.


  1. ^ "Teodoro García Egea, de diputado murciano a número dos del PP". El Periódico. 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Riego, Carmen del (13 October 2018). "Teodoro García Egea, el nieto de 'la Paca' ya es secretario". La Vanguardia.
  3. ^ a b "El diputado ciezano Teodoro García se casa en la iglesia de San Miguel". La Opinión de Murcia. 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Las otras habilidades del nuevo secretario general del PP: lanzador de huesos de aceituna". El País. 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ Gómez, David (4 October 2018). "Teodoro García Egea será el pregonero de la Semana Santa de Murcia". La Verdad.
  6. ^ "Teodoro García hace pública su tesis doctoral de la UPCT". La Opinión de Murcia. 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Así es Teodoro García Egea, nuevo secretario general del PP". Expansión. 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "X Legislatura (2011–2016). García Egea, Teodoro". Congress of Deputies.
Party political offices
Preceded by Secretary-General of the People's Party
Succeeded by