Andrew 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. During his time in college, 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, gaining 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 company in New York City with clients in both the private and public sectors. He now works as a land use planner for a firm in Pasadena.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling and reading. He has visited almost all 50 states and has traveled to numerous countries overseas. He spent a large part of 2014 living in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and volunteers for various causes throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Andrew has an identical twin brother, Daniel, who is pursuing a career in journalism in New York City.
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