Majority Caucus Whip
2003 - Present
Energy; Education; Labor and Commerce; Licensed Activities and Pensions (Chairperson); Committee of the Whole; Public Pensions & State Investments; Subcommittee on Special Issues (ED) (Sub-Chairperson).
Born Feb. 25, 1956, in Chicago; earned her bachelor's degree in public policy and administration from Northeastern Illinois University in 2009; elected president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. She is also a member of President Obama's Change Commission; has one daughter.