SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after being sworn in as state Representative of the 2nd District for the 101st General Assembly:

“As our state moves forward after four years of constant attacks on working families and divisive partisanship, we have a true opportunity to enact much needed progressive reforms that will improve the lives of Illinoisans throughout the state.

“It’s time for us to enact meaningful change that will alleviate the burden placed on working families by making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, giving our neighborhood schools the resources they need, increasing access to quality healthcare, and ensuring that everyone willing to put in an honest day’s work is able to receive a living wage.

“We need to create an Illinois that rejects the hatred being stoked in Washington and provides equality and opportunity for all. Having served as a member of Governor Pritzker’s transition committee on Equality, Equity and Opportunity, I have faith that the first steps we took will be translated into results for our state’s marginalized communities. And that we will create a better Illinois that works for every resident, regardless of where they are from, what they look like, or who they chose to love.

“The challenge that confronts us will not be an easy task. It will require tough choices and compromise, but I have faith that working together we can build a brighter future for every resident in Illinois.”

Rep. Mah was sworn in for her second term in the Illinois General Assembly at a ceremony that took place in Springfield on Wednesday. She represents the 2nd District in the Illinois House, which includes the neighborhoods of Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Chinatown, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Brighton Park and Back of the Yards.



Rep Theresa MahRep Theresa Mah

(D-Chicago) 2nd District
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