County Commissioners

Susan Rodriguez-McDowell, District 6

Susan Rodriguez-McDowell, District 6, is a Democrat who was first elected to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (her first elected office) in 2018. 

For the 2021 Board of County Commissioners, Rodriguez-McDowell has been appointed to be the Economic Development Chair. 

Born in New York and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Commissioner Rodriguez-McDowell received her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University in Morrison, Colorado.  Her professional background includes Operations Manager for the Charlotte branch of a national graphic arts supply dealer; Director of Counseling Services for Colorado Christian University and the principal of two small businesses. 

Susan is married to Gavin and the couple has three adult children. 

Headshot photo of District 6 Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell