Meet Susan

Senator Susan Rubio has been a champion for the San Gabriel Valley, delivering tangible benefits for our communities for over 20 years.  Rubio was elected to the California State Senate in 2018, securing re-election in 2022.  She first earned the support of voters in Baldwin Park, where she served two terms on the City Council, advocating for women’s rights, bringing quality programs for seniors and our youth, and leading initiatives to protect the environment and address climate change. She also served as City Clerk of Baldwin Park, making voting more accessible with fair elections, ensuring every vote counted. Countless Monrovia and Baldwin Park children and their families remember Rubio fondly, who as a teacher for 17 years, worked tirelessly in the classroom to ensure their academic success, and devoted countless hours afterschool finding community resources when they faced food or housing insecurity.

In the State Senate, Rubio has worked hard to gain positions that best allow her to help the communities she represents. She was tapped to serve as part of Senate Leadership, serving as Assistant Majority Whip. She is the first Latina to ever serve as Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee, and is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Domestic Violence, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking legislation to keeps families safe from violence.

Rubio also serves on the following committees: Energy, Utilities, Communications; Health; Governmental Organization; and Joint Committee on Rules. In addition, she is a member of the Select Committee on Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. Susan Rubio formerly served on the Transportation and Mental Health committees and on the Select Committee of Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. She Chairs the San Gabriel Valley Caucus, and is a Member of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Legislative Jewish Caucus, Los Angeles County Caucus, Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Mental Health Caucus.

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