Meet Jodi Rooney
Republican Candidate for Arizona Legislative District 1 House Seat
Jodi is a product of the 70s and a first-generation college graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She has worked for 18 years In public service — in the local, regional and state level, including federal process — and is currently a Prescott Valley Town Councilmember.
Most recently, Jodi served as the Local Public Agency Section Manager for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Her career experience also includes other leadership positions, such as working as Senior Division Administrator for ADOT, Manager for the ADOT Project Resource Office and Administrator for the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) in the Prescott urbanized area.
Jodi has also enjoyed a career with the Illinois Department of Transportation before coming to Arizona. This extensive experience in the public sector has taught her to work cooperatively across diverse stakeholders to achieve results. Affecting lasting change takes time, commitment and the ability to build trust. Jodi’s detailed knowledge of transportation matters means she has the experience needed to capture funding for critical projects and to navigate the sometimes lengthy process of bringing them to completion.
Jodi and her husband, Casey Rooney, have lived in Prescott Valley for more than a decade, and remain actively involved in their community, both personally and professionally. Jodi is pro-life and enjoys serving at their house of worship. They also enjoy participating in volunteer activities across Yavapai County. Jodi is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and received the 2017-2018 WTS “Woman of the Year” award. She is also a charter member of the National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Piestewa Peak Chapter.