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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 8, 2022, elections for New York, Nassau & Suffolk

Wendy Rodriguez

Wendy Rodriguez is running for New York State Senator - 4th District

Wendy Rodriguez




  • Rodriguez, 39, was born in Guatemala and emigrated to America as a youth, then became an American citizen.
  • She was a mother at 15 years old and, as she puts it, she “never lost hope that I could provide for my family."
  • She began her women’s fitness business, now called Ultimate Sweat Zone, at 21.
  • She is also the producer and host of TV and radio shows about empowering women and a fitness, cancer wellness and dance instructor as well as motivational speaker.
  • She has been president of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Brentwood PTA. 


  • Rodriguez said her priorities include reducing what she said are skyrocketing crime and record inflation.
  • She said she will work to change the “disastrous bail reform laws” enacted by Democrats that have eliminated bail for most non-violent felonies and will “put victims first.”
  • She said she would seek to expand the opportunity for home ownership to younger New Yorkers.
  • She promises to be an independent voice and a senator who can work with Democrats to expand mental health care, combat homelessness and create more well-paid jobs.