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Rep. Rodriguez, Eddie

District 51

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Room 4S.6

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0674

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P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0674

(512) 463-5896 Fax

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Representative Eddie Rodriguez was first elected to the State Legislature in 2002. He was re-elected in November 2010 to his fifth term as the Representative from District 51, serving East and South Austin, and Southeast Travis County.

Currently Eddie serves on the House Committees on Calendars, Transportation and Criminal Jurisprudence.

He serves as Vice-Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, as a member of the House Environmental Caucus, the Legislative Air Quality Caucus, the House Democratic Caucus and the Legislative Study Group.

Eddie was born on July 1, 1971 in McAllen. He graduated from McAllen Memorial High School, and studied two years at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio before earning his B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin in 2008.

Included in Eddie’s legislative agenda are bills that address predatory lending, public education finance, regional transportation, environmental conservation, economic development and job creation, hunger and nutrition, affordable housing and homestead preservation, public safety, health and human services, and the promotion of renewable energy as part of a statewide approach to boosting environmental quality and creating economic opportunities for Texas.

Eddie serves as President of the Board for Austin Pets Alive!, which provides resources for humane education and programs to stop to the killing of companion animals in Austin. He serves on the boards of ZACH Theater, the Economic Growth Business Incubator, Austin Habitat for Humanity, the Anti-Defamation League-Austin Chapter, and the Alliance for Public Transportation.

last updated on 09/28/2011