Andrew Rodriguez was elected to the Walnut, California City Council on April 12th, 2016. He is a lifelong resident of the City, having attended Walnut schools from K-12th grade.
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, gaining valuable 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. Andrew is currently pursing a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California and works for a land use firm in the San Gabriel Valley.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling and reading. He has visited almost all fifty states and has traveled abroad extensively. In 2014, Andrew spent several months in Australia studying comparative politics at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Strong Towns and other non-profit organizations. Andrew has an identical twin brother who is pursuing a journalism career in New York City.
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