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Caridad "Cary" Rodriguez (born September 20, 1947) is an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represented the 33rd Legislative District from 2008 until she resigned to take office as a commissioner of West New York, New Jersey in May 2011.[1]

Caridad Rodriguez
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 33rd district
In office
January 8, 2008 – May 17, 2011
Preceded byBrian P. Stack
Succeeded bySean Connors
Personal details
Born (1947-09-20) September 20, 1947 (age 71)
Political partyDemocratic
WebsiteAssembly Majority Web site

Rodriguez and her running mates won a strongly fought primary battle in June 2007, defeating a slate supported by the Hudson County Democratic Organization led by then-Assemblyman Silverio Vega.[2]

Rodriguez served in West New York as Commissioner of Parks and Public Property from 2006-07.[3]

She served in the Assembly on the Human Services Committee (as Vice-Chair), the Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission.[3]

She attended Union Hill High School and Berkeley College (Legal Secretary/Paralegal Studies).[3]


  1. ^ Torres, Augustin (May 14, 2011). "Roque is out conferring, Vega is mostly out of sight: Political Insider". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Chen, David W. "Voters Send Mixed Signals to Democratic Organization in New Jersey Primaries", The New York Times, June 6, 2007. Accessed April 11, 2008. "In the 33rd District, Mr. Stack, who is also the mayor of Union City, defeated Mr. Vega, who is also the mayor of West New York. Mr. Stack’s running mates for the Assembly — Ruben J. Ramos Jr. and Caridad Rodriguez — also won easily."
  3. ^ a b c Assemblywoman Rodriguez's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature.

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