Biography

Senator Susan Rubio was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 and represents District 22 in Los Angeles County. Previously, she was a public school teacher for 17 years at Baldwin Park and Monrovia school districts and was an elected official for 13 years in the City of Baldwin Park.  

She is the first Latina Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee and is on the Senate leadership team as Assistant Majority Whip. She is a Committee Member of Energy, Utilities, Communications; Health; Transportation; Governmental Organization; and Joint Committee on Rules.  She is Co-Chair of the Wildfire Working group and is also a member of the Senate Housing Working Group.

She is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Domestic Violence. In addition, she is a Select Committee Member of The Social Determinants of Children’s Well-Being; Asian Pacific Islander Affairs; Mental Health; California-Mexico Cooperation; and California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. She is also a Member of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Legislative Jewish Caucus, Los Angeles Caucus, San Gabriel Valley Caucus and Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Born in Juarez, Mexico, Senator Rubio is the proud daughter of a former bracero worker and housekeeper. She attended East Los Angeles College and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. She now lives in Baldwin Park, California. 

Senate District 22 is comprised of the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, El Monte, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, South El Monte, Temple City and West Covina as well as the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Mayflower Village, North El Monte, South Monrovia Island, South San Gabriel, South San Jose Hills, Valinda, Vincent and West Puente Valley.