Alex Gallardo-Rooker

Alex Gallardo-Rooker, Associate

Born in Mexico City, Ms. Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker is an accomplished leader in Democratic politics and campaigns at both the national and state levels.

Ms. Gallardo-Rooker’s stellar record as a union and Democratic Party leader, and in electoral politics, issue advocacy, and political campaigns has helped elect candidates to all levels of office and won passage of landmark public policy on a broad range of issues including worker’s rights, healthcare, technology, and the environment.

Serving as Acting Chair of the California Democratic Party, Treasurer for the Association of State Democratic Committees, numerous leadership roles at the Democratic National Committee including as trusted advisor for DNC Chairs Howard Dean and Tom Perez, and serving as Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party since 1997, Ms. Gallardo-Rooker has been a champion for Democratic candidates and causes for her entire career.

The recipient of the “Si Se Puede Award for Distinguished Service” from the Los Angeles Chapter of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Ms. Gallardo-Rooker led efforts to expand voter registration and participation among disenfranchised voters resulting in historic electoral wins in California boosting Democratic Party majorities in both houses, and helping Democrats win every statewide constitutional office since 2010.

As the first Latina to lead a major political party in California, Ms. Gallardo-Rooker set new fundraising records in her first six months serving as Acting Chair, led the most diverse Democratic Party State Party Convention in California history, and established a historic partnership between the CDP and Univision to co-host a Democratic Presidential Forum in 2019.