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Representative Robyn Gabel (D)
18th District
Assistant Majority Leader

Photograph of  Representative  Robyn Gabel (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 18th District
109 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8052
District Office:
2100 Ridge Ave.
Suite 2600
Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 424-5401

Years served: April 2010 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy & Environment; Human Services; Insurance; State Government Administration; Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhanceme; Appropriations-Human Services; Medicaid Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Wages & Rates Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Financial Impact Subcommittee.

Biography: Throughout her career, Robyn Gabel  has maintained a strong commitment to serving the people of Illinois as an advocate for women, children and families. She  served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, a non profit advocacy organization, from 1988 to 2010 and previously worked as legislative aid to Alderman (now Congressman) Luis Gutierrez.   Her legislative priorities include affordable, accessible health care, environment and sustainability issues, education, and economic development. She has a B.A. from Beloit College, an M.S.P.H. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health and an M.J. in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago. She has one daughter, Lilah.

Associated Representative(s): Laura Fine