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Representative Lakesia Collins (D)
9th District

Photograph of Representative  Lakesia Collins (D)

Springfield Office:
288-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8116
District Office:
2165 S. Millard Avenue
Chicago, IL  60623
(312) 298-9181

Years served: July 2020 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Public Safety; Adoption & Child Welfare (Vice-Chairperson); Health Care Availability & Access (Chairperson); Housing; Human Services; Labor & Commerce; Mental Health & Addiction; Minority & Women Inclusion Analysis (Sub-Chairperson); Medicaid Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Reproductive Health Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); First Responder Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Investigations and Reporting Subcom (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Graduated from Proviso East High School; served as a Certified Nursing Assistant in nursing homes; served as a labor advocate and organizer for working families and Fight for 15 spokesperson; former executive board member for SEIU Healthcare Illinois; founded Future Fighters organization for worker rights; received the Florence Criley Award from the Chicago Coalition of Labor Women (CLW) in 2019; mother of three boys.

Associated Senator(s): Patricia Van Pelt