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About Sara Russell Rodriguez

Sara Russell Rodriguez has dedicated her career to solving problems. She is a nurse, community leader, public health expert, business executive, entrepreneur, mom, and is now running for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. Sara currently serves as an elected member of the State Assembly representing a suburban district, where she was one of very few Democrats in the country to flip a Republican-held district last year.


Sara has a lifetime of experience working in public health and healthcare. A registered nurse, Sara saved lives and has protected our most vulnerable citizens. She also started her own small business, served as a vice president at a Fortune 100 company, and worked as an executive with a large local health care system. 


Her approach to addressing problems is rooted in fact-based practices, science, and connecting with individuals from all backgrounds across Wisconsin. Sara was one of only 70 individuals chosen annually to be an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she led national and international outbreak investigations, and she worked to address chronic disease for a state healthcare agency. 


During her career in the public and private sectors, Sara has worked to build systems that make government more responsive, transparent, and accountable to residents.


Sara and her husband, who is originally from Mexico, have two children, a middle-schooler and a high-schooler, who attend public school in Waukesha County. Sara was born in Milwaukee and raised in Brookfield, and has a total of four degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Johns Hopkins University. After college, Sara served in the Peace Corps in Samoa, and she’s currently a proud Girl Scout troop leader.