Rodney Jay C.
Rodney Jay C. Salinas serves as Founder and
President of the Rainmaker Political Group LLC. Rainmaker is an
award-winning provider of content, online magazines, workshops
and reports for organizations and individuals who are interested
in politics, social issues and government.
With over 8 years of experience, Rodney is a nationally
recognized leader on politics and public policy. He was named as
a "Rising Star of Politics" by Campaigns & Elections Magazine in
As the former Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American
Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Rodney worked to
bring national attention to issues facing Asian Pacific Americans
and encouraged their involvement and participation in politics
and pubic policy. Prior to his position at APAICS, Rodney served
as the National Finance Director for the Jon Amores for Congress
Campaign in West Virginia.
Rodney has spoken extensively on issues relating to political
empowerment within the Asian Pacific American community - having
delivered speeches in over 25 major cities and at over 40
colleges and universities. He has appeared on Asian American, a
nationally syndicated weekly show airing on PBS and has been
featured and/or quoted in The Washington Post, Roll Call,
FoxNews.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Las Vegas Review
Journal, Asian Week, A. Magazine, Philippine News, and Filipinas
Rodney has conducted workshops for Campaigns & Elections
Magazine and is a Contributing Editor to NetPulse, a weekly
international, electronic newsletter that highlights the latest
trends in political uses of the internet. His weekly political
column has appeared in several newspapers and media throughout
the country, including Manila Bulletin USA, Monolid, KQED Radio's
Pacific Time, among others. He is also a correspondent for ABS-CBN's
news program, Balitang America.
In April 2001, Rodney was unanimously confirmed by the Mayor &
City Council to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights
Commission for the city of Alexandria, Virginia.
Rodney earned his master's degree in political management from
the Graduate School of Political Management while on a full
scholarship as a Presidential Administrative Fellow at The George
Rodney lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, the
former Taryn Costanzo of Colts Neck, New Jersey.
P.O. Box 22442, Alexandria, VA 22304.