|Education:||Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University|
Joshua Rodriguez is a 2024 Libertarian Party candidate for president, hailing from Colorado. Previously he ran for election to the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He did not qualify for the ballot on the Libertarian line.
Rodriguez initially ran as a Democrat in the 2022 congressional election for Colorado's 8th Congressional District. He switched his party affiliation to run as a Republican on February 24, 2022. He later declared candidacy as a Libertarian in the election for Colorado's 4th Congressional District. His goal is to "Move our Communities Forward with a New Vision."
Rodriguez was a miracle baby born with his umbilical cord cutting off his airway; doctors feared the worst. At an early age, Rodriguez was taught that he meant to do something very unique. Keeping his body and mind healthy, Rodriguez was encouraged to be a higher achiever and graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry with Honors and soon found himself at Northern Arizona State University studying Chemistry in graduate school. With three children and married for 15 years now, Rodriguez’s family is the heart of his passion for seeing a better future for our community.
Growing up, Rodriguez's family participated in nonprofit work, which shaped his love of giving back to the community. For him passing on the tradition of a helping hand is essential. Rodriguez's nonprofit One Arvada is his outlet for helping the youth and his effort in combating the hardships of poverty. When Rodriguez was seven years old, his father passed away and was raised by a single mother with eight siblings. Rodriguez saw and was motivated to overcome the hardships of poverty.
Currently, Rodriguez's work is in the area of Quantum computing. For Rodriguez science and technology are at the forefront of his interest. Rodriguez has a strong public policy foundation and has run for Mayor in 2018 and U.S. Senate in 2020.
Rodriguez is FEMA-trained and participated in his city's Community Emergency Response Team. He has been active by doing his part on city committees such as land development code revisions and his advisement on future technology and affordable housing issues.
Rodriguez has participated in the Jefferson County Integrated Food Task Force in support COVID-19 related issues and brought over 10,000 pounds of food to the community with his nonprofit One Arvada.
Rodriguez participated in the Jefferson County School Safety and Security Task Force concerning the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.