Council Member Jake Rios


Jake Rios, of 561 Jefferson St., was elected to the Dubuque City Council in November 2015 to represent the city’s Fourth Ward


A native of Visalia, California, Councilman Rios lived in England and North Carolina, Illinois, and Wisconsin before moving to Dubuque in 2005. Rios and his wife own and operate Little Leaps Learning Academy, a childcare center on Locust Street. They also operate a property company, Rios Enterprises, LLC, and own a British company called Little Leaps Learning Academies, LTD. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Clarke University in Dubuque.  

Civic Involvement

Rios’ community involvement includes serving as a member of the Nativity Church Pastoral Council and a member of the board of directors for the Colts Youth Organization. He is also the local coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and is a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

Councilman Rios and his wife, Paula, have a son and three daughters and regularly host foreign exchange students through CIEE.

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