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Senator Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas (D) - Previous General Assembly (102nd)
20th District

Photograph of  Senator  Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 20th District
Stratton Office Building
Section F, Room H
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8191
District Office:
3140 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020

Years served: 2020-

Committee assignments: Education; Health; Higher Education (Vice-Chair); Human Rights; Revenue; App-Education (Sub-Vice-Chair); Subcommittee on Children & Family; Subcommittee on Public Health; Redistricting- Chicago Northwest (Sub-Vice-Chair).

Biography: Worked with Enlace Chicago and in Chicago Public Schools; Associate Vice President of Policy for Erikson Institute; Serves on the Illinois Early Learning Council executive committee, Illinois State Team of the BUILD Initiative, and Title V Needs Assessment Advisory Committee for the State’s federally-mandated Maternal and Child Health Services; Former board secretary on the Illinois State Board of Education; Former co-chair Kindergarten Transition Advisory Committee of the P-20 and Early Learning Councils; Member Governing Board of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Educational Success Committee for Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Transition Team; Member Education Committee for Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Transition Team; Director of education advanced policy at the Latino Policy Forum; and co-chair of The Puerto Rican Agenda of Chicago for six years.

Associated Representative(s): Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
 Will Guzzardi