Senator Susan Rubio was born in Juarez, Mexico, and became a United States citizen 1994. She is the daughter of immigrant parents that made great sacrifices, which helped pave the way for her success. Her upbringing and personal experiences taught her the importance of education, hard work and public service.
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. She was elected to the California Legislature in 2018 as Senator for District 22.