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Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D) - Previous General Assembly (99th)
5th District

Photograph of  Senator  Patricia Van Pelt (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 5th District
218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6252
District Office:
1016 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Years served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Appropriations I; Criminal Law; Public Health (Vice-Chair); Committee of the Whole; Commerce and Economic Development; Subcommittee on Amendments (Sub-Chair); Subcommittee on Special Issues (CL).

Biography: first elected to the Senate in 2012; born Nov. 12, 1957, in Chicago. Bachelor's degree, Roosevelt University (1996); master's degree, Spertus Institute (1996); doctorate, Capella University (2009); earned her CPA. Currently Chairperson with Ariix International. She has one child.

Associated Representative(s): Arthur Turner
 Melissa Conyears