Council Member Al Rios

Council Experience

Al Rios was sworn in as a City Council Member on April 11, 2017, to serve his first four-year term. Council Member Rios is excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve the South Gate residents. 

Professional Experience

For seventeen years, Council Member Rios has been an educational leader who has promoted higher education in South Gate and surrounding communities as Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at ELAC, South Gate Educational Center.  He has fought to increase course offerings, student services and led the effort to establish a bus shuttle service from South Gate campus to ELAC main campus. 
Prior to his career at the local community college, Council Member Rios has worked with several non-profit organizations in various leadership capacities. 

Personal Information

Council Member Rios has lived in South Gate for the last 20 years. All of his children grew up here and attended public schools in South Gate or surrounding communities.

Contact Us

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    Al Rios
    Council Member

    City Council
    8650 California Avenue
    South Gate, CA 90280

    Phone: 323-563-9543
    Fax: 323-569-2678

    Except Holidays
    Monday - Thursday
    7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.