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Senator Rachel Ventura (D)
43rd District

Photograph of  Senator  Rachel Ventura (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 43rd District
119 B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8800
District Office:
221 Springfield Avenue
Unit 3
Joliet, IL  60435
(331) 290-0443

Years served: 2023 -

Committee assignments: Public Health; Local Government; Early Childhood Education; Human Rights; Special Committee on Pensions (Vice-Chair).

Biography: Ventura was born and raised in Joliet. She graduated from Benedictine University with a B.S. in Mathematics and later with an A.S. in Biology from Tidewater Community College. Former actuary, naturalist, pet nurse, substitute teacher and business director. She served from 2018-2022 on the Will County Board and was the Vice President of the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Currently she is the Chaplain for the American Legion Auxiliary and a full-time legislator. She is a proud mother to twin daughters.

Associated Representative(s): Dagmara Avelar
 Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.