In November 2010, José Rodríguez, an attorney who has devoted his life to public service, was elected to serve the people of Senate District 29 in the Texas State Senate.
The son of migrant farm workers, he was born in Alice, Texas, and from an early age worked in fields throughout the country to help support a family of nine. He and his family have made their home in El Paso since 1983 where they have been deeply involved in civic, economic development and human rights activities. [José's Story] [Awards and Honors] [Service]
Despite one of the most difficult legislative sessions in Texas history, José ended his first legislative session with the passage of 41 measures. [The 82nd Legislature]
Immediately prior to his service in the Texas Senate, José served as the El Paso County Attorney for 17 years, where he established an unequaled record of achievement, enhancing legal services to protect vulnerable citizens and prevent crime, increasing County revenues and funding for jobs and economic development, and strengthening community health and environmental quality. [As County Attorney]