State Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D, Miami) served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2012 to 2016 and now serves in the Florida Senate where he is part of Democratic leadership. José Javier represents District 37 which includes a large part of Miami-Dade.
In his time serving in the Florida Legislature, José Javier has made a real difference. He successfully fought on behalf of working families to protect against unfair insurance practices, on behalf of students for better educational opportunities, on behalf of vulnerable seniors and victims of domestic violence for stronger protections and on behalf of immigrants against discrimination.
José Javier has been a reliable advocate for access to affordable quality healthcare and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to championing clean water and Everglades restoration, José Javier has successfully advocated for action on sea level rise.
The Miami Herald endorsed his work in the Florida Legislature calling José Javier “a powerhouse in the legislature” (October 11, 2014) and saying “he has shown that he is an engaged and articulate lawmaker, willing to work hard for the right causes and to improve Florida.” (Oct. 23, 2016)
In addition José Javier’s run for State Senate in 2016 was endorsed by President Barack Obama, saying “Our children need us to keep working to make this country stronger, fairer, safer, and cleaner, and José will do just that”.