Biography

Senator Susan Rubio was born in Juarez, Mexico, and is the proud daughter of a former Bracero and housekeeper. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2018. 

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. 

Senator Rubio represents District 22 in the San Gabriel Valley, which is in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. Her district 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.

Senator Rubio 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. She is also 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.

Senator Rubio is a Member of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Legislative Jewish Caucus, Los Angeles Caucus, San Gabriel Valley Caucus and Legislative Women’s Caucus.