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Representative Dagmara Avelar (D)
85th District

Photograph of Representative  Dagmara Avelar (D)

Springfield Office:
265-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-4179
District Office:
1050 W. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL  60446
(815) 372-0085

Years served: January 2021 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp-Health & Human Services; Appropriations-Public Safety; Financial Institutions & Licensing (Vice-Chairperson); Health Care Licenses; Personnel & Pensions; Prescription Drug Affordability; Trans: Regulations, Roads & Bridges; Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommitte (Sub-Chairperson); Labor & Commerce.

Biography: Full-time legislator; B.A. in Justice Studies and minor in Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University; Masters candidate in Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago; board member, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project; former director of programs, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Associated Senator(s): Rachel Ventura