Andrew Rodriguez

Andrew RodriguezAndrew Rodriguez was elected to the Walnut City Council on April 12, 2016. He is a lifelong resident of Walnut where he attended Collegewood Elementary School, Suzanne Middle School, and Walnut High School. He was selected by his peers at Walnut High School to give the senior commencement speech for the class of 2011.

After graduating from Walnut High School, Andrew attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Planning and Public Policy. During his time at Rutgers, Andrew worked on several political campaigns including Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s successful U.S. Senate bid. Andrew found his passion for municipal management at Rutgers and during his time there he gained experience working for a non-profit redevelopment corporation dealing with urban revitalization issues in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He also worked for a public affairs firm in New York City with clients in both the private and public sectors.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling and reading. He has visited almost all 50 states and has traveled to numerous countries overseas. In 2014, Andrew spent several months in Australia where he studied comparative politics. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and volunteers for various causes in the San Gabriel Valley. Andrew has an identical twin brother, Daniel, who is pursuing a career in journalism.

Andrew is deeply honored to serve the community that raised him. With an innovative vision for the city, he will work diligently to ensure that Walnut continues to be one of the best places to live in the United States.

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