Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D)
|263-S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 782-6592 FAX|
|5533 North Broadway|
|Chicago, IL 60640 |
|(773) 784-2060 FAX|
|Years served: May 2011 - Present|
Committee assignments: Appropriations-Public Safety (Chairperson); Adoption & Child Welfare; Human Services; Judiciary - Criminal (Vice-Chairperson); Labor & Commerce; Prescription Drug Affordability; Business and Industry Regulations S; Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee; Facilities Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Informed Consent Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson).
Biography: LGBT rights activist and organizer; former legislative director for the National Organization for Women; former legislative aide to state Sen. John Cullerton; former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Programs and Development in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office; only openly gay female legislator serving in the General Assembly; has three children.