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Rodriguez concedes domestic convictions – ‘I lost my temper’

Ontario Councilor Freddy Rodriguez speaks at Monday's city council meeting. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis)

ONTARIO – When Freddy Rodriguez ran for Ontario City Council in 2018, he was seen as the candidate who could close the gap between those governing and the governed. 

With no political experience and a background that included periods of homelessness, Rodriguez wasn’t like any other candidate running.

By then, he had lived in Ontario for three years, moving from Idaho. He volunteered on committees, including the city’s Diversity Advisory Committee.

During his campaign, he alerted voters that he had seen “a darker, unspoken side of local Ontario politics, community crimes, and local business undertaking.”

He took his council seat in January 2019, earning praise for his diligence and attention to city business. 

He later . . .