Biography

Senator Susan Rubio was born in Juarez, Mexico and is now a U.S. citizen. She is the proud daughter of a former bracero worker and housekeeper. She was elected to the California Legislature in 2018. 

She attended East Los Angeles College and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University, while working full time as a bookkeeper doing payroll and taxes for a small business.

As a lifelong educator, she started her teaching career in Baldwin Park Unified School District and was a teacher at Monrovia Unified School District for 17 years, including three years as Program Adviser and Assistant to the Principal. 

Senator Rubio was first elected as City Clerk in Baldwin Park in 2005, where she focused on providing equal service, transparency, best practices, and protecting democracy for city residents. 

In 2009, she was elected to the Baldwin Park City Council, where she helped balance the city budget during the recession while protecting vital services like public safety. She also worked on policies that gave women equal representation on city commissions, creating domestic violence programs and implementing tougher environmental rules. 

As Senator, she represents District 22 in the San Gabriel Valley, the eastern portion of Los Angeles County.  She is Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee and Committee Member of Energy, Utilities, Communications; Health; Transportation; and Governmental Organization.  She is also a Senate Select Committee Member of the Governor's 2019 Report: Wildfires and Climate Change - California's Energy Future and Asian Pacific Islander Affairs.   She is a Member of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Legislative Jewish Caucus, Los Angeles Caucus, San Gabriel Valley Caucus and Legislative Women’s Caucus.