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Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D)
14th District

Photograph of Representative  Kelly M. Cassidy (D)

Springfield Office:
269-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8088
(217) 782-6592 FAX
District Office:
1507 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL  60626
(773) 784-2002

Years served: May 2011 - Present

Committee assignments: Ethics & Elections; Housing; Human Services; Judiciary - Criminal (Vice-Chairperson); Mental Health & Addiction; Restorative Justice (Chairperson); Criminal Administration and Enforce; Firearms and Firearm Safety; Juv. Jus. and Sys. Involved Youth; Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal; Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Reg; Special Issues Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Labor & Commerce.

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.

Associated Senator(s): Mike Simmons