Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz

(D-Chicago)
1st District
Rep Aaron Ortiz

Springfield Office:
258-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1117

District Office:
4374 S. Archer
Chicago, IL  60632

Biography
Full-time legislator; former educator and college counselor at CPS; B.S. in urban planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; member of the Chicago Teachers Union, member of Local School Council for the Back of the Yards High School; volunteer soccer coach and lifelong resident of the Gage Park neighborhood in Chicago.
Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level protections to combat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda and ensure Illinois supports and lifts up its immigrant community.

Latino Caucus Applauds Dr. Carmen Ayala’s Historic Appointment as Head of ISBE

Latino Caucus Applauds Dr. Carmen Ayala’s Historic Appointment as Head of ISBE

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus commends Governor J.B. Pritzker’s commitment to diversity in appointing Dr. Carmen Ayala as the superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education, making her not only the first Latina, but the first person of color and a woman to serve as the permanent superintendent.

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Fabricated Emergency at the Border, Calls on Congress to Act

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Fabricated Emergency at the Border, Calls on Congress to Act

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump for fabricating an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in order bypass Congress, hide his own failures and build a wall that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose: