Rep. Rita Mayfield
519-A Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
120 S Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 599-2955 FAX
M.B.A. from Benedictine University, M.S. in Management and Organization Behavior with an emphasis in Organization Development from Benedictine University; B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia College; former vice-president of the Waukegan Board of Education, former member of the Waukegan Schools Foundation Board, member of the Harbor Lites Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, volunteer financial instructor for Habitat for Humanity; Mayfield is the first African American Female State Representative elected to the 60th District.
Black Caucus Addresses Shooting at Western Illinois University
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Joint Legislative Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the deadly shooting at Western Illinois University over the weekend.
Mayfield Promotes Insurance Equity for Ex-Convicts
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is aiming to promote reduced recidivism with a measure that would prevent insurance companies operating in Illinois from engaging in discrimination, denying coverage or charging higher premiums to applicants or insured people based on their status as a formerly convicted person.
Mayfield Bill Would Require Off-Site Removal of Coal Ash
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is fighting to safeguard fresh water resources, particularly Lake Michigan, with a bill that would require operators of coal-fired power plants to remove toxic byproducts of coal power generation to safe locations—rather than burying it in place using “ponds” which are lined and capped with concrete.
Mayfield to Highlight Public Safety, ‘Kitchen Table’ Issues Through Committee Work
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, will continue to be a champion for improved public safety measures as well as taking the lead on ‘kitchen table’ issues like education, insurance, energy, and utilities; after being named to join or lead several influential House committees.
Mayfield to Host Community Resource and Jobs Fair
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, in collaboration with state Sen. Adriane Johnson, is hosting a Community Resource and Jobs Fair for the benefit of area residents on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Patricia A. Jones Center (formerly known as Park Place), 414 S. Lewis Ave, in Waukegan
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Response to Release of Police Body Camera Footage of Killing of Tyre Nichols
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In response to the release of police body camera footage showing the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis officers, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) released the following statement:
Rep. Mayfield Reappointed Chairperson of House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, will continue to take a leading role in facilitating public safety efforts across Illinois after being reappointed to lead the Appropriations-Public Safety Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives for the newly-begun 103rd General Assembly.
Mayfield Celebrates Protect Illinois Communities Act
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, passed legislation banning assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines, and rapid-fire firearm modifications statewide Thursday, shortly after joining activists and advocates from across the state who had gathered to encourage lawmakers to pass the bill.
Mayfield Announces Lake County Stop on ILBC Listening Tour
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is announcing that, as part of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) Listening Tour, she will be hosting an event in conjunction with state Sen. Adriane Johnson on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the College of Lake County LakeShore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St. in Waukegan.
Mayfield Issues Statement on Cemetery Vandalism
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – In response to the desecration of gravestones at Congregation Am Echod Jewish Cemetery in Waukegan this week, state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is issuing the following statement.