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Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D)
14th District

Photograph of  Representative  Kelly M. Cassidy (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 14th District
253-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8088
(217) 782-6592 FAX
District Office:
5533 North Broadway
Chicago, IL  60640
(773) 784-2002
(773) 784-2060 FAX

Years served: May 2011 - Present

Committee assignments: Restorative Justice Committee (Chairperson); Human Services; Judiciary - Criminal (Vice-Chairperson); Prescription Drug Affordability; Housing Committee; Special Issues (HS) Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Natural Gas Subcommittee; Criminal Administration and Enforce; Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcomm; Juvenile Justice and System Involve; Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Reg.; Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal.

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 Representative(s): Mike Simmons