George Rodriguez is a syndicated writer, commentator, and webcaster. He is one of a handful of Hispanic conservatives who is regularly called on to comment in the state and national media. His opinion editorials reach thousands of readers in south and central Texas through several local newspapers. His webcast on Blog Talk Radio.com reaches as many as 20-30,000 listeners. He is also a regular contributor to Fox News.
George has previously served as South Texas State coordinator for the national Tea Party Patriots and co-host of an internet webcast program for Raging Elephants Radio in September 2013. He has spoken around the nation at many rallies and events.
George Rodriguez was born in Laredo, Texas, and raised in San Antonio. He has dedicated his life to sharing conservative values with Hispanics and all Americans. As a Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush appointee, George worked with the Department of Justice in community relations and immigration outreach. He also worked with the White House Office of Public Liaison on community outreach, with Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on judiciary legislation including civil rights and immigration, and with Congressman Tom Delay on Hispanic outreach. George was part of the 1988 Bush Presidential Campaign, and then worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a special assistant and later as an office director. George also worked with the Katrina Recovery Program as an anti-fraud compliance officer, and then worked for the City of San Antonio as a real estate director before retiring in 2010.
George served as the Harris County GOP Chairman of Outreach from 1999 through 2000 and continues his active leadership. George made national history in March, 2011 when he was named President of the San Antonio Tea Party and became the first Hispanic to be president of a major Tea Party group in the nation. In May 2012, he stepped down to become president of the South Texas Political Alliance, a political action group that concentrated on state and local issues.
George graduated with a degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, and has certificates in Community Planning from DePaul University and Harvard University, as well as a certificate in Public Administration from West Virginia University.