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Rob Rodriguez

CCIM, MBA

“I’m running for city council in District 8 because I want to be the voice for small business and property owners who want elected leaders to be mindful of our  tax dollars and public safety.”  

"I want to put my experience to work to better our community"

 

About

Rob and Melinda have been married for twenty-seven years. Their beautiful family has three children: Megan, Robbie, Diego and of course “Cooper” the dog. Rob is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and volunteers with community organizations, including The Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 9186 and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Community Leader

Rob is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio and the Alex Briseno Leadership Development Program. Rob served four years on the COSA Planning Commission and as its Chairman for two. He has been active on the boards and committees of:

• Red Cross-SA Chapter • SA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• SAWS Community Conservation Committee • FIRST Robotics
• Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice • Goal Setting Committee
• Texas Silver Haired Legislature Foundation • Alamo Area Home Care Council • Small Business Advocacy Committee • Citizen's Bond Advisory Committee

 

Rob's past experience includes work with the Goal Setting Committee, Mayor’s Taskforce on Small Business and he currently is involved with the SA Board of Realtors, Real Estate Council of San Antonio, Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, CCIM-SA Chapter and the Southside First Economic Development Council.

S.A. Native

Advocate for Business

• Graduate, Harlandale High School

• MBA, University of Texas San Antonio

• BS Education, Texas Tech University (ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate)

• United States Army Veteran
• United States Army Airborne School

• Successful Entrepreneur

• Owned/operated a local healthcare service company serving SA for 20 years

• Partner in a local craft soda beverage manufacturer

• Managing Partner of a San Antonio commercial real estate firm involved in
the acquisition and disposition of land and commercial property throughout South Texas

Issues

 
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Advocate for Small Business

  • Equal distribution of Small Business COVID/Relief funds 

  • Equal access to SA Ready to Work job training funds

  • Align procurement methods economic development programs

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Champion for Tax Payers

  • Raise San Antonio homestead tax exemption

  • Stop expansion of non-essential city services

  • Find permanent funding solutions for Edwards Aquifer protection and linear Creekway projects. 

Public Safety We Deserve

  • Negotiate a new police contract to make us safer and raise police department entry standards

  • Oppose annexations that drain tax dollars from existing safety and infrastructure needs

  • Restore District 8’s fair share of funding for infrastructure improvements

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