Rod has lived in Lenzie for 40 years. He first stood there for election to the council in 1984 and was elected in 2017. He was more successful as an agent, electing candidates across East Dunbartonshire since 1988.
Prior to that he worked for Glasgow University in IT support and the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics.
He can be spotted throughout the year on the streets delivering leaflets, or, in August, at Lenzie station waiting for a train to the Edinburgh Festival.
Click here for details of his upcoming advice surgeries.