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7th District

District Office: 1040 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 ( 773 ) 769 - 1717 Map/Driving Directions
Springfield Office: Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Section F, Office G Springfield, IL 62706 Map/Driving Directions
Years Served
2021 - Present
Committee Assignment
Human Rights (Chair); Transportation; Behavioral and Mental Health (Vice-Chair); Approp- Health and Human; Education.
Lifelong resident of the 7th Illinois Senate District; BA in political science from Amherst College; Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Strategies & Co., a firm that develops anti-racist public policy; Former Deputy Commissioner and Policy Director of the Dept. of Planning and Development for Chicago Mayor's Office; Deputy Director of My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an Obama Foundation initiative; Legislative aide for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin in Washington; Son of a Black-American mother and an Ethiopian-American father, both owners of small businesses in the 7th District; the first openly gay senator to serve in the Illinois Senate; Resides in Uptown; Avid reader, cyclist and lover of the great outdoors.
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