Representative Theresa Mah (D)
|Senator 2nd District|
|270-S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|2108 W. 35th St.|
|Chicago, IL 60609 |
|Years served: January 2017 - Present|
Committee assignments: Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Energy & Environment; Health Care Licenses (Vice-Chairperson); International Trade & Commerce; Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhanceme; Negotiations Subcommittee (NEGS); Environmental Justice Subcommittee (Sub-Co-Chairperson).
Biography: Former college professor; Ph.D, University of Chicago; community organizer and policy advocate; local school council member; policy advisor to Governor Pat Quinn; served on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education and board of directors for Common Cause Illinois; worked closely with the Asian American Employment Plan Advisory Council and the Language Access Task Force for the State of Illinois; a daughter of immigrant parents, Mah is the first Asian American to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives.