Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez (J) (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Jose Javier Rodriguez (J)
District Address:
Suite 310
2100 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 854-0365

Capitol Address:
220 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5037
political profile
  • Senate District:37
  • First Elected:2016
  • Terms Out:2024
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Miami-Dade
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida Senate in 2016
    Florida House of Representatives, 2012-2016
  • Born:August 8, 1978
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:Brown University, B.A., I.R. Political Economy of Development, 2000; Harvard Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Occupation:Attorney
  • Spouse:Sonia Succar Rodriguez of Miami, FL
  • Children:Two Children
  • Affiliations:Cuban American Bar Association
    National Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Highlights: Certificate of Service, Peace Corps
    Advocate for the Venezuelan Community Award, Casa de Venezuela Orlando
    Recognition Award "for your immense work and cooperation," Mobile Home Council, Miami, Florida
    Community Service Award, WeCount!, Homestead, Florida
    Catholics in Public Life Champion Award, Catholics for Choice, 2019
    LULAC Florida Directors Award, 2019
    Best Politician Jose Javier Rodriguez, Miami New Times, 2019
    Certificate of Appreciation, Miami Dade County Public Schools, 2019
    President's 'A' Honor Roll, "A tireless advocate for Florida's students," Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, 2018
    Citizens for a Better South Florida, Dedication to make Miami-Dade County more sustainable as well as supporting environmental initiatives throughout the South Florida community, 2018
    Legislative Champion, Miami-Dade Democratic Party, September 29, 2018
    Medalla Honor al Mérito, Venezolanos Perseguidos Políticos en el Exilio, July 2018
    100% A on the People's First Report Card, Progress Florida, June 2018
    Certificate of Appreciation, City of Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, June 2018
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida League of Cities, June 2018
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas Defender of the Everglades Award, Friends of the Everglades, June 2018
    "In gratitude for your continued public service and dedication to Florida's independent education," Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, 2017
    Recognition Award "for your time and dedication," Miami-Dade TESOL Fall Symposium, November 2017
    The Dan Beard Government Service Award, Tropical Audubon Society, April 2017
    Presidential Honor Roll, "A strong advocate for higher education in Florida," Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, Shenandoah Neighborhood Association, Miami, Florida, December 2014, November 2016
    Florida Special Recognition Award, Brickell Homeowners Association, January 2016
    "Champions of Florida's Middle Class," Progress Florida, 2015, 2016
    County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2015
    "In appreciation of support for Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Student Government Association," Miami Dade College, June 2015
    Champion of Public Education, United Teachers of Dade, January 31, 2015
    Freshman Friend of Public Education Award, Florida Education Association, 2014
    Outstanding Community Leader, Leadership Summit SEIU Local 1991, November 14, 2014
    Freshman Legislator of the Year, Florida Dental Association, 2013
    Political Leadership Award, New Leaders Council 40 Under 40, 2013
    The Legislator Award, The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2013
    Legislator of the Year Award, The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, 2013
    Certificate of Appreciation, 2013 Miami Dade County Legislative Delegation, June 18, 2013
    Community Defender Award, Florida Legal Services, Miami, Florida, 2011
    "In appreciation for your participation in our hispanic heritage month Political Empowerment Panel," Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, October 4, 2010
    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, 2008-2010
    Eagle Scout, 1995
    "In appreciation of Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez' support for the Miami River District," Miami River Commission
  • Former Service:Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair, 2015-2016
    Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Member, 2012
    Community Relations Board, City of Miami, Member, 2012
    Peace Corps, Senegal, Business Advising Volunteer, 2000-2003
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