Rosemary E. Rodriguez

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Rosemary Rodriguez
Commissioner of the Election Assistance Commission
In office
February 2007 - February 28, 2009[1]
PresidentGeorge W. Bush

Rosemary E. Rodriguez is the State Director for Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado.[2] She served previously as a commissioner on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and chaired the commission in 2008. Prior to that, Rodriguez served on the Denver City Council of the City and County of Denver, District 3, Colorado, United States.

Rodriguez served on a 15-member panel assembled by the Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper investigating faults within the Denver Election Commission that may have contributed to problems in the 2006 elections. She has supported an all-mail ballot election for the City and County of Denver.[3]

In November 2006, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) submitted the councilwoman's name to President George W. Bush for his consideration for nomination to the Election Assistance Commission, replacing the position left vacant by former Commissioner Ray Martinez III.[4] Rodriguez accepted the nomination,[5] and on December 6, 2006, Rodriguez's nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.[6] Rodriguez was confirmed by the Senate on February 15, 2007.[7]

Rodriguez served on the Denver City Council for three years, and was council president from 2005 to 2006.

Rodriguez is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).


  1. ^ "Election Law: Another Blow for the EAC". Archived from the original on 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  2. ^ "Sen. Bennet Announces New Colorado State Director". Michael Bennet | U.S. Senator for Colorado. May 20, 2009.
  3. ^ Merritt, George "Council member up for U.S. job", The Denver Post, (November 2006)
  4. ^ "Rodriguez Nominated To Election Commission", CBS4 Denver, (November 2006)
  5. ^ "Council member would swap seat for federal post", Rocky Mountain News, (November 2006)
  6. ^ Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate, Office of the Press Secretary, White House, (December 2006)
  7. ^ Whitener, Bryan; Layson, Jeannie (March 8, 2007). "Hunter and Rodriguez Join EAC". U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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