Senate District 32 (Denver)
Robert Rodriguez was elected to serve Senate District 32 in 2018, representing southwest Denver where he has lived for more than 20 years. He is currently a member of the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees.
Senator Rodriguez moved to Colorado when he was four years old. He was raised in a politically active, working class family and grew up attending Colorado public schools. He graduated from Northglenn High School, and although he did not attend college, he worked his way up from a mailroom job to a senior position at a Denver insurance agency.
Before being elected to the Senate, Senator Rodriguez was director of business management at Independence House, an organization founded by his father to help former criminal offenders re-enter society. Robert also served as Vice Chair of the Denver Democrats.
Senator Rodriguez is focused on making a difference for Coloradans on critical issues like public education, affordable housing, providing for full employment and a living wage and quality affordable healthcare. He supports free and accessible preschool and kindergarten for all Colorado children. He believes in fixing the criminal justice system by means of sentencing reform, substance abuse, and mental health counseling, and rehabilitation programs like the one his family has run for decades.
Robert lives in Virginia Village with his wife Deidre and their two dogs and two cats.