Biography

Born and raised in the City of Pomona, Freddie Rodriguez has dedicated his life to serving his community.  For over 31 years he has worked, and continues to work, as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the San Gabriel Valley.

As an EMT, Assemblymember Rodriguez was awarded the California Star of Life award for his outstanding community volunteer contributions and lifesaving rescues.  In 2005, he journeyed to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to help the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2014, Rodriguez was named EMT of the Year by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

As a former Pomona City Councilmember, Rodriguez improved public safety, expanded Neighborhood Watch programs, created new jobs through economic development projects he championed, and delivered balanced budgets while protecting city services during tough economic times. 

He led the effort to restore firefighting positions in Pomona, ensuring that each shift was fully staffed and that firefighters were properly equipped to respond to fire and emergency calls.

A leader in helping jumpstart the local economy, Rodriguez brought together community and business leaders to help revitalize downtown Pomona, generate new economic investment, and create new jobs.

Rodriguez was elected to the State Assembly in 2013.  He serves as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security.  He also sits on the committees on Committee on Health, Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, and the Committee on Communications and Conveyance.  

Assemblymember Rodriguez proudly represents the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.

He lives in Pomona with his wife Michelle.  They have four children, Desirae, Freddie Jr., Vincent, and Selena; and two grandchildren, Jayden and Jacob.

Updated on February, 2018.