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Representative Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. (D)
21st District

Photograph of  Representative  Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. (D)
 

Springfield Office:
Senator 21st District
244-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-7752
 
District Office:
5818 Archer Road
#117
Summit, IL  60501
(708) 295-9159

Years served: January 2020 - Present

Committee assignments: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT (Vice-Chairperson); Ethics & Elections Committee; Higher Education; Judiciary - Criminal; Housing Committee.

Biography: Gonzalez was born and raised in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side and attended Chicago Public Schools, including John Spry Community School and Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, both in Little Village, as well as Whitney Young Magnet High School. Gonzalez, was a member of Congressman J. Garcia’s in-district constituent services staff, focusing on immigration, social security, veterans’ affairs, criminal justice and education. Gonzalez is the son of immigrants from Monterrey, Mexico. His father is an operating engineer and a member of IUOE Local 399 and his mother is a former member of SEIU Local 73. A graduate of Harvard University, BA – Government.

Associated Representative(s): Celina Villanueva