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Senator Mike Simmons (D) - Previous General Assembly (102nd)
|Senator 7th District|
|Stratton Office Building|
|Section F, Office L|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|5533 North Broadway|
|Chicago, IL 60640 |
|Years served: 2021 - |
Committee assignments: Behavioral and Mental Health; Healthcare Access and Availability (Vice-Chair); Tourism and Hospitality; Transportation; App-Health; Redistricting- Chicago North (Sub-Vice-Chair).
Biography: Lifelong resident of the 7th Illinois Senate District; BA in political science from Amherst College; Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Strategies & Co., a firm that develops anti-racist public policy; Former Deputy Commissioner and Policy Director of the Dept. of Planning and Development for Chicago Mayor's Office; Deputy Director of My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an Obama Foundation initiative; Legislative aide for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin in Washington; Son of a Black-American mother and an Ethiopian-American father, both owners of small businesses in the 7th District; the first openly gay senator to serve in the Illinois Senate; Resides in Uptown; Avid reader, cyclist and lover of the great outdoors.