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Representative Theresa Mah (D)
24th District
Majority Conference Chairperson

Photograph of Representative  Theresa Mah (D)

Springfield Office:
109 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-2855
District Office:
2108 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL  60609
(872) 281-5775

Years served: January 2017 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Consumer Protection; Economic Opportunity & Equity; Executive; Health Care Availability & Access; Health Care Licenses (Vice-Chairperson); Immigration & Human Rights; Public Health.

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 was the first Asian American elected to the Illinois General Assembly and currently co-chairs the Asian American Legislative Caucus.

Associated Senator(s): Celina Villanueva