Your State SeNATOR

Meet José Javier

José Javier Rodríguez is a member of the Florida Senate, representing District 37 in Miami-Dade County. Senator Rodríguez has established a track record as a bold voice in the Florida Legislature for everyday working families, the environment and consumers. He and his wife Sonia have two young sons and live in the City of Miami.

Important Information

COVID-19 Resources

Senator Rodríguez has been fighting for his constituents during the public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In order to slow the spread of this disease and protect the most vulnerable among us, it’s important for all of us to stay updated and follow the guidance of local, state, and federal agencies. We have dedicated this site to providing important updates, resources and information on COVID-19.

What you need to know

This is a rapidly changing situation. For up-to-date information, please visit FloridaHealth.gov/COVID19 and CDC.gov/coronavirus.

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

Univision: “Los planes del senador estatal José Javier Rodríguez si es reelecto el próximo 3 de noviembre”

Yahoo! Noticias: “El expresidente Obama respalda a nueve candidatos latinos demócratas”

NBC Miami: “Many Struggling to Find Full-Time Work in South Florida”

Florida Politics: “South Florida police unions back Democratic incumbent José Javier Rodríguez in SD 37”

Florida Politics: “Florida leaders working to mitigate effects of sea-level rise”

Orlando Sentinel: “Fried slams DeSantis over coronavirus on eve of Cabinet meeting”

Sun-Sentinel: “Trump is no ‘champion of the environment’ | Opinion”

Florida Politics: “Bipartisan group of mayors backs José Javier Rodríguez reelection to SD 37”

Miami’s Community Newspapers: “Jose Javier Rodriguez deserves to return as your State Senator for District 37”

NBC Miami: “Some Floridians Waiting Months for Unemployment Back Pay”

Miami Herald: “‘More heat, less Florida’: Advocates draw attention to climate change’s main impact”

Univision: “Could painting Joe Biden as a socialist be a winning strategy in Florida?”

News 4 Jax: “Federal jobless aid to flow in Florida”

WJHG: “Unemployment $15 billion and counting”

Local 10: “Labor Day caravan held in Miami Springs to honor local frontline workers”

NBC Miami: “Eligible Floridians Waiting for Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits”

Orlando Sentinel: “DeSantis taps GOP lawmaker to lead embattled unemployment compensation agency”

Orlando Sentinel: “Duke Energy to resume disconnecting customers behind on payments”

Florida Politics: “New José Javier Rodríguez ad highlights COVID-19 crisis”

WPTV: “Nonprofit and lawmaker coalition pressures state of Florida to act on utility disconnects”

Florida Politics: “Democrats accuse Donald Trump of dictatorial action while talking anti-dictator talk”

Florida Politics: “Firefighter unions back José Javier Rodríguez in SD 37”

Florida Pheonix: “Dems demand special legislative session as FL jobless rate rises and unemployed workers suffer”

NBC MIAMI: Trump Executive Order on Unemployment Pay May Never Become Reality for Floridians

KPCW: Gov. Says Florida’s Unemployment System Was Designed To Create ‘Pointless Roadblocks’

SUN-SENTINEL: After botching Florida’s unemployment system, consultant just won a $110 million state contract

NBC MIAMI: Company Behind Florida’s Failed Unemployment System Could Get New State Contract

NBC MIAMI: Unemployed People, Union Members Caravan as $600 Federal Boost Ends

FLORIDA PHEONIX: Workers protest end of $600 unemployment supplement; jobless in FL stuck with lowest benefit in nation

FLORIDA POLITICS: Donna Shalala sends counterpoint to Mike Pence visit to Miami

NBC 6: State’s Unemployment Trust Fund Shows Millions in Earnings Since Pandemic Started

Sun Sentinel: More layoffs coming as businesses brace for COVID-19 lockdowns

NBC 6 South Florida: Group Caravans to Sen. Rick Scott’s Office to Demand Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Florida Politics: Donna Shalala, Jose Javier Rodriguez rally to extend federal benefits

Sun Sentinel: Unemployed are about to lose their $600 checks from the feds

Florida Politics: South Florida leaders urge state to improve testing, contact tracing

NBC 6 South Florida: State’s Unemployment Trust Fund Shows Millions in Earnings Since Pandemic Started

ABC Local 10: DeSantis downplays experts’ warning of ‘need for army of contact tracers’ in Miami-Dade

Florida Politics: Debbie Murcarsel-Powell joins local leaders in call for coordinated action on COVID-19

NBC 6 South Florida: Confusion Over Contact Tracing Reigns Over News Conference

Florida Phoenix: Dem lawmakers increasingly frustrated with Gov. DeSantis’ timing on foreclosure/eviction moratorium

Florida Bulldog: Gov. DeSantis hides no-bid COVID contracts from public in defiance of state law

Miami Herald: They’re living in a COVID-19 hot spot. A ‘rapid-response team’ just visited the area

Miami Herald: Are legislators AWOL? State faces massive budget hole and no role for Legislature

NBC 6: DEO Announces Changes on How to Backdate Unemployment Claims

WGCU: Democratic Senators Calling For Apology After Gov. DeSantis Linked Farmworkers To Coronavirus Spread

Florida Politics: Where’s the leadership? Senate Democrats slam Governor’s coronavirus response

KQED: How a National Health Crisis Fell on the Backs of Local Leaders

Sen. Rodriguez urges Governor DeSantis to develop plan in response to COVID-19 resurgence

Tampa Bay Times: Florida’s unemployment work search quotas were waived again. Here’s why that’s important.

NBC 8 Tampa: Florida unemployment failures highlighted in U.S. Senate hearing

Bay News 9: Many Floridians Unemployment Federal Payments Missing Since May 19

Florida Politics: José Javier Rodríguez hammers Florida unemployment system: ‘slow, unreliable and inept in general’

Miami Herald: Florida’s unemployment system suffers from ‘willful neglect,’ lawmaker tells U.S. Senate

Palm Beach Post: Who will fix Florida’s broken unemployment system?

NBC 6 South Florida: Unemployed Man Says a Technical Glitch is Keeping Him from Getting Benefits

Read More News4Jax: Investigation into Florida’s unemployment system underway

Florida Politics: José Javier Rodríguez, Daniella Levine Cava to host food distribution in Homestead

Read More CBS 4 Miami: Florida Woman Who Helped Create State COVID-19 Dashboard, Claims She Was Fired

Florida Politics: José Javier Rodríguez, Manolo Reyes to distribute food in Miami

Action News Jax: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends efforts to fix unemployment problems

WLRN: Florida Democrats Want Federal Auditors To Investigate State’s Backlogged Unemployment System

NBC 6 South Florida: Lawmakers Call for Expansion of Florida’s Unemployment Benefits

FOX 35 Orlando: Florida officials discuss retroactive benefits for unemployment applicants

Miami Herald: Florida’s gig workers could soon get unemployment benefits

Florida Politics: Democrats urge preparations for huge increase in mail-in voting

Florida Politics: Democrats to Ron DeSantis: Hold off on $543 million in corporate tax refunds

Florida Politics: Lawmakers continue calls for Governor to issue stay-at-home order

NBC 6 South Florida: Unemployment Applications in Florida Are On the Rise

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Your State SeNATOR

Meet José Javier

José Javier Rodríguez is a member of the Florida Senate, and serves District 37 in Miami-Dade County. Senator Rodríguez has established a track record as a bold voice in the Florida Legislature for everyday working families, the environment and consumers. He and his wife Sonia are raising two young sons and live in the City of Miami.

Important Information

COVID-19 Resources

Senator Rodríguez has been fighting for his constituents during the public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In order to slow the spread of this disease and protect the most vulnerable among us, it’s important for all of us to stay updated and follow the guidance of local, state, and federal agencies. We have dedicated this site to providing important updates, resources and information on COVID-19.

What you need to know

This is a rapidly changing situation. For up-to-date information, please visit FloridaHealth.gov/COVID19 and CDC.gov/coronavirus.

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

Univision: “Los planes del senador estatal José Javier Rodríguez si es reelecto el próximo 3 de noviembre”

Hay expectativas sobre quién ocupará el escaño en el Senado de Florida por el Distrito 37. El senador Rodríguez, quien se enfrentará a la candidata Ileana García, afirma que la …

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Yahoo! Noticias: “El expresidente Obama respalda a nueve candidatos latinos demócratas”

El expresidente estadounidense Barack Obama dio este viernes su respaldo político a nueve candidatos demócratas hispanos postulados a diferentes puestos en los niveles estatal y federal a través del país. …

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NBC Miami: “Many Struggling to Find Full-Time Work in South Florida”

It’s been nearly six months since life as Orlin Stoyanov knew it changed. “I keep telling the same story,” he said. Orlin says he was working as a therapist at …

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Florida Politics: “South Florida police unions back Democratic incumbent José Javier Rodríguez in SD 37”

Two police unions are endorsing Democratic Sen. José Javier Rodríguez in a high-profile South Florida Senate race. The Florida Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the South Florida Police Benevolent Association (SFLPBA) both announced …

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Florida Politics: “Florida leaders working to mitigate effects of sea-level rise”

There are three primary ways that climate change influences coastal flooding: sea-level rise, storm surge intensity, and rainfall intensity and frequency. Florida leaders are taking note of these mounting threats …

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Orlando Sentinel: “Fried slams DeSantis over coronavirus on eve of Cabinet meeting”

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried teed off Monday on a wide range of economic, health and election issues that she says the state Cabinet and lawmakers should have addressed throughout the …

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Show Your Support
Make a Donation

Our opponent has the full support of Governor DeSantis and the Republican leadership. JJR needs your help to win this race. Can you make a donation today?

Show Your Support
Make a Donation

Our opponent has the full support of Governor DeSantis and the Republican leadership. We need your help to win this race. Can you make a donation today?

Show Your Support
Make a Donation

Our opponent has the full support of Governor DeSantis and the Republican leadership. We need your help to win this race. Can you make a donation today?

Make a donation

Our opponent has the full support of Governor DeSantis and the Republican leadership. JJR needs your help to win this race. Can you make a donation today?