Rick Rodriguez served as the Mayor of Downey California in 2018. He is founder of RMI International, an international security firm that operates in 18 states and three countries. Rodriguez founded the company in 1996 after a lengthy career in private security.
Rick is a past president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce and current president of Gangs Out of Downey. His other volunteer work includes stints as chairman of Downey’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, member of Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis, and member of Downey’s Veterans Memorial Committee.
He is also a chaplain with the LA County Sheriff’s Department and founder of the Living Tree Foundation, which helps returning Combat Veterans and their families.
Rodriguez, the son of migrant farm workers from Texas, grew up in El Monte, California. He and his wife Lupe have seven children and nine grandchildren.