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Representative Robyn Gabel (D)
18th District
Majority Leader

Photograph of  Representative  Robyn Gabel (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 18th District
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8052
District Office:
2100 Ridge Ave.
Suite 2600
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-5401

Years served: April 2010 - Present

Committee assignments: Rules (Chairperson).

Biography: Full-time legislator. Throughout her career, Robyn Gabel has maintained a strong commitment to serving the people of Illinois as an advocate for women, children and families. As majority leader, her priorities include advocating for a racial equity agenda, ethics reform, expanding affordability and access to quality health care, comprehensive clean energy policy, and increasing safety net funding for our most vulnerable residents. Currently Robyn serves as the Chair of the Rules committee and co-chair of the Medicaid Working Group. Robyn previously served as the Chair of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus of the Council of State Governments and has been an active member since 2010. She served as the Executive Director of Everthrive, a non profit advocacy organization, from 1988 to 2010. Robyn has a B.A. from Beloit College, an M.S.P.H. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health and an M.J. in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago. She is married and has one daughter.

Associated Representative(s): Laura Fine