Representative Lakesia Collins (D)
Represented the 9th District
Former Springfield Office:
|Senator 9th District|
|288-S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|Former District Office:|
|2165 S. Millard Avenue|
|Chicago, IL 60623 |
|Years served: July 2020 - August 2023 |
Committee assignments: Appropriations-Public Safety; Adoption & Child Welfare (Vice-Chairperson); Health Care Availability & Access (Chairperson); Housing; Human Services; Labor & Commerce; Mental Health & Addiction; Minority & Women Inclusion Analysis (Sub-Chairperson); Medicaid Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Reproductive Health Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); First Responder Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Investigations and Reporting Subcom (Sub-Chairperson).
Biography: Graduated from Proviso East High School; served as a Certified Nursing Assistant in nursing homes; served as a labor advocate and organizer for working families and Fight for 15 spokesperson; former executive board member for SEIU Healthcare Illinois; founded Future Fighters organization for worker rights; received the Florence Criley Award from the Chicago Coalition of Labor Women (CLW) in 2019; mother of three boys.