Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez (J) (D)
Jose Javier Rodriguez (J)
District Address:
Suite 310
2100 Coral Way
Miami, FL   33145
Phone: (305) 854-0365

Capitol Address:
404 South Monroe Street
220 Senate Office Building
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1100
Phone: (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
committee assignments
Not yet assigned.
  • 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
  • Highlights:LULAC Florida Directors Award, 2019
    Advocate for the Venezuelan Community Award, Casa de Venezuela Orlando
    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
    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
    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
    Recognition Award "for your immense work and cooperation," Mobile Home Council, Miami, Florida
    Community Service Award, WeCount!, Homestead, Florida
    Certificate of Appreciation, Shenandoah Neighborhood Association, Miami, Florida, November 2016, December 2014
    Florida Special Recognition Award, Brickell Homeowners Association, January 2016
    County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2015
    "Champions of Florida's Middle Class," Progress Florida, 2015
    Champion of Public Education, United Teachers of Dade, January 31, 2015
    Freshman Friend of Public Education Award, Florida Education Association, 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
    Community Defender Award, Florida Legal Services, Miami, Florida, 2011
    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, 2008-2010
    Eagle Scout, 1995
  • Former Service: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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