Rodriguez is running for circuit judge from the 6th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. He currently serves as First Deputy General Counsel for the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
“I am deeply honored to receive this endorsement from the IVI-IPO to serve as judge and bring my passion for justice to the bench,” said Rodriguez.
Early voting for the primary will start on May 26 at the Chicago Board of Elections and in all 50 wards on June 13.
As First Deputy, a supervisory role, Rodriguez in conjunction with the General Counsel, is responsible for all legal issues affecting the Clerk’s office. Rodriguez also serves as chairman of the board of Aspira of Illinois, a 50-year-old youth advocacy organization, and volunteers as an attorney with the Council on Latin American Relations.
Rodriguez has been found “Qualified” or “Recommended” by the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Hellenic Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
He earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and an advanced financial services law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree in accounting and international studies from the University of South Florida. He has taught business law at St. Augustine College in Chicago.
Rodriguez has lived in Logan Square for more than 30 years. His sister, Rosa Rodriguez, is a retired Miami-Dade County circuit court judge. His brother, Hugo Rodriguez, is a Miami attorney.