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Senator Celina Villanueva (D)
12th District

Photograph of  Senator  Celina Villanueva (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 12th District
Stratton Office Building
Section C, Room F
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5304
District Office:
2501 South Central Park Avenue
Front Suite
Chicago, IL  60623
(773) 565-4661

Years served: 2019 - 2020 (House); 2020 - Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Revenue (Chair); Appropriations; Transportation; Labor; Higher Education (Vice-Chair); Sp. Comm on Crim Law and Pub Safety; Sub Com. Special Issues; Chicago Elected Rep. School Board.

Biography: Born in Chicago and raised in Little Village. Full-time state legislator. Former Civic & Youth Engagement Manager at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Bachelor’s degree in Latino/a Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Community organizer and avid reader.

Associated Representative(s): Theresa Mah
 Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.