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Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D)
5th District

Photograph of Senator  </span><span class="heading notranslate">Patricia Van Pelt (D)

Springfield Office:
121A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-6252
District Office:
1016 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL  60607
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX
Years served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture; Committee of the Whole; Criminal Law; Energy and Public Utilities; Public Health (Chairperson); State Government; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec; Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance; Higher Education; Subcommittee on Prisons.

Biography: first elected to the Senate in 2012; born Nov. 12, 1957, in Chicago. Bachelor's degree, Roosevelt University (1996); master's degree, Spertus Institute (1996); doctorate, Capella University (2009); earned her CPA. Currently Chairperson with Ariix International. She has one child.

Associated Senator(s): Lakesia Collins
 Jawaharial Williams