Robert Rodriguez

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Robert Rodriguez
New York State Assembly District 68
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University
Master'sNew York University
ProfessionVice-President of a Public Finance Firm
Office website
Robert J. Rodriguez is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rodriguez's chaired Community Board 11 and the City Properties and Land Use Committees. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.


Rodriguez earned his B.A. from Yale University and his M.B.A. from NYU. His professinal experience includes working as the Vice-President of a Public Finance Firm for Development and Public Work Projects.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rodriguez served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Mental Health


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rodriguez served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Rodriguez ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 68. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Rodriguez Incumbent 100% 31,517
Total Votes 31,517


Rodriguez defeated six competitors in the September 18 Democratic primary. He defeated John Ruiz (WFP) and People 4 Chuck party candidate Carlton Berkley (P4C) in the general election.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 68 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rodriguez (D) 15,771
John Ruiz (WF) 1,491
Carlton Berkley (PFC) 465

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robert Rodriguez is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Rodriguez raised a total of $298,607 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[5]

Robert Rodriguez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 68 Won $149,231
2010 New York State Assembly, District 68 Won $149,376
Grand Total Raised $298,607


Robert Rodriguez won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Rodriguez raised a total of $149,231.


In 2010, Rodriguez raised a total of $149,376 in campaign contributions.[6]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Rodriguez, Robert J $12,500
East Coast Petroleum $5,000
1790 Third Ave LLC $5,000
East Coast Power $4,300



In 2012, Rodriguez’s endorsements included the following:

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Preceded by
Adam Clayton Powell
New York Assembly District 68
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