R. "Renay" Grace Rodriguez, Esq. (she/her) boasts an impressive history of dedication and service to the community. An intermittent Stonewall volunteer for many years, she cemented her commitment in 2019 by becoming a lifetime member. Renay has held numerous positions within the organization and community, including roles on the Endorsement and Pride Committees, serving as Stonewall's representative to the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, and the esteemed title of Political Vice President.
While her list of achievements is long, Renay's journey to success has been fraught with challenges. From grappling with homelessness to battling addiction and PTSD due to childhood trauma, her past is a testament to her resilience and determination. Yet, despite these hardships, today, Renay stands firm in her belief in progressive values. She ardently advocates that no one in our nation should ever suffer from hunger, homelessness, lack of education or business opportunities, or be denied healthcare, equity, and inclusion. She stresses that these are not free handouts but a conscious choice we can make as a society to pool resources and ensure that no one goes without.
Renay's personal journey has been transformative. Celebrating 29 years of sobriety and 18 years free from crippling depression, she's a beacon of hope and inspiration. Alongside her wife, Eileen, the couple raises three feisty kitties and cherishes moments like their Sunday Harley rides and mutual adoration for the 49ers.
In the political realm, Renay's activism is unwavering. She is the Co-Chair for the CADEM Small Business and Professions Caucus, an active member of several other caucuses, an ADEM Delegate for the 40th Assembly District, and holds positions in various Democratic clubs.
Apart from politics, Attorney Rodriguez wears the hat of a successful businesswoman. She runs her Probate, Estate Planning, and Real Estate litigation practice in San Fernando Valley, displaying her expertise as a certified bankruptcy specialist and speaker at various seminars. Her contributions extend to other community involvements, such as her roles in the Chatsworth Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce and Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, showcasing her holistic approach to community service.
In essence, Renay's life is a blend of triumph over adversity, relentless service to her community, and an unwavering commitment to justice and progressive values.