Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz

(D-Chicago)
1st District
Rep Aaron Ortiz

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

District Office:
4374 S. Archer
Chicago, IL 60632
773-236-0117

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 Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

CHICAGO – Amid the announcement of a national emergency by the president and restaurant and bar on-site consumption closures by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, is highlighting unemployment benefits and other economic assistance available to working families:

Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

Latino Caucus Responds to Illegitimate Lawsuit Attempting to Erode Civil Rights of Immigrants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to the illegitimate lawsuit by four county sheriffs who are defending the extrajudicial detention of immigrants that allows some of these interests to benefit from lucrative contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

Ortiz Introduces Measure Pushing for ‘Medicaid for All’

Ortiz Introduces Measure Pushing for ‘Medicaid for All’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is laying the groundwork for a state health care for all program, introducing legislation to study the feasibility of creating a Medicaid buy-in program. Ortiz’s push for Medicaid for All which would allow Illinois working families the ability to purchase affordable health care plans through Medicaid rather than relying solely on the options offered by private insurance companies.  

Ortiz Cracks Down on Red Light Cameras

Ortiz Cracks Down on Red Light Cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In light of recent corruption scandals regarding red light cameras, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is championing legislation that would prohibit units of local government from relying on them as way to raise revenue.

Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

Latino Caucus Calls on Congress to Stand for Refugees, Reject Funding of Trump Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement calling on Congress to reject a budget that allocates funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Migrant “Protection” Protocols (MPP), a federal program that endangers the lives of individuals seeking asylum:

Ortiz: Our Community Has Had Enough with the Status Quo

Ortiz, Villanueva, Tabares Host Mobile DMV Event in Garfield Ridge | Ortiz, Villanueva Tabares Patrocinan Evento Móvil de la Secretaria del Estado en Garfield Ridge

CHICAGO – State Reps. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, and Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, are partnering with 23rd Ward Alderman Silvana Tabares to ensure local seniors and families have easy, efficient access to Secretary of State services via their Mobile DMV event on Thursday, Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Garfield Ridge Library, located at 6348 S. Archer Ave. in Chicago.