I am Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo, and I was born in Saint Helena and raised in Woodland. I am the oldest of six siblings and a first-generation college student. I grew up in affordable housing and was raised in a traditional catholic home. My siblings and I attended Woodland’s public schools. My parents, Consuelo and Faustino, were dedicated farmworkers for many years, and my grandfather came to the United States to work under the Bracero Program. I live in Woodland with my husband Antonio – we are both Army Veterans.

In October 2019, I was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as Deputy Secretary for Minority Veterans at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. I have also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2012. In my military service, I supported a bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. military in 2013. I am an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, having served a tour overseas with the 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat) from 2004 to 2005. I received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device, and the Global War on Terrorism medals (expeditionary and service).

I am a proud Aggie and Stinger! I hold a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from U.C. Davis and a Master of Arts in Spanish from Sacramento State. I am fluent in Spanish.

I previously worked for the State Legislature from 2008 to 2019 under different capacities: as boards and commissions appointments consultant to Speaker Anthony Rendon (2018-19), legislative and communications aide to Assemblymember Anna Caballero (2017-18), member consultant to Speaker Toni Atkins (2016), clerk to the Secretary of the Senate (2016), field representative to Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (2014-16), assistant to Speaker John Pérez (2012-14) and daily file clerk to the Assembly Chief Clerk (2008-12). This long trajectory at the State Capitol and my field experience in Los Angeles (2014-15) helped drive my passion for public office.

In 2016, I found an opportunity to run for city council. I didn’t hesitate and felt the need to give back to my community and inspire future generations to participate in civic engagement. I successfully ran for office and served as a Council Member of the City of Woodland from 2016 to 2020. In 2018, I became the first Latina to be appointed Mayor – an honor I will always be proud of.

While on the City Council, I contributed to the passage of the first LGBT and Safe City Proclamations, and I advocated for affordable and zero-net energy housing for farmworker families and manufactured housing and treatment services for people experiencing homelessness. Along with school board and county partners, I supported city measures that allowed continued funding for school facility upgrades, youth recreation programs, road repairs and maintenance, senior services, and public safety. I strongly advocated for low-income families through proactive outreach that helped establish trust between public servants and underserved communities.

I am a member of the American Legion Yolo Post 77, Woodland Luna Vista Rotary, Woodland Police Chief’s Advisory Board, UC Davis Mondavi Center Advisory Board, Woodland League of Women Voters, Yolo Federal Credit Union Board, Latinas Lead California, California Latino Capitol Association, and the UC Davis and Sac State Alumni Associations.

I enjoy serving my community and advocating for the most underserved. I am invested in advancing the ongoing needs of my community and seeking solutions that promote advancing the quality of life for all residents in Yolo County.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, nieces and nephews, traveling, and running.

Paid for by:

Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo for Yolo County Board of Supervisors 2024
FPPC# 1462963

General Inquiries:

(530) 848-5010