Rodney R. Hubbard, Named Regional Director, Democrats for Education Reform
December 8th, 2008, New York, New York — Democrats for Education Reform, a national political action committee, announced today that it has named Missouri State Representative Rodney R. Hubbard (D-58th District, MO) as the organization’s first Midwest Regional Director.
“We are going to support Democratic leaders and leaders-in-the-making who want to modernize our public schools, give every school and library broadband internet access, expand charter schools, grant charter authorization to big city mayors, institute longitudinal studies that will help us analyze teacher and student performance over time, provide merit pay for quality teachers and increase funding for teacher training,” said Hubbard. “Candidates and current office holders who have the courage and the conviction to create 21st century schools for all students are the kind of bold leaders who can help us fix our broken public school systems.”
Hubbard, who wraps up his second legislative term this month, was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2002. A lifelong Democrat, his political legacy has been in two key areas: revitalization of the City of St. Louis and education reform. He is well known for working with Democrats and Republicans to improve public education and provide parents with high quality education opportunities. His new role will allow him to focus all of his time and energy on this issue.
During his tenure in State government, Hubbard received the 2006 Distinguished St. Louis Business Journal Legislative Award; 2005 Associated Industries Cooperative Award; 2005 Lewis & Clark Statesman Award presented by St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association; Loretta Hall Award from the Carr Square TMC; Yes I Can Award; the 2004 Lewis & Clark Statesman Award presented by St. Louis RCGA and the 2004 Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Missouri Assisted Living Association. He is also a member of the Taheed Youth Group, an anti-drug/violence taskforce as well as his membership with the One Hundred Black Men. Hubbard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University.
Rep. Hubbard resides in St. Louis City with his wife, Shameem S. Hubbard. He is the proud father of Ayana Amani, Rodney R. Jr., Jabari Ali, and Attallah Azizah.
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a New York City-based political action committee whose mission is to encourage a more productive dialogue within the Democratic Party on the need to fundamentally reform American public education. DFER operates on all levels of government to educate elected officials and support reform-minded candidates for public office. For more information, please visit www.dfer.org.