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.
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.
Mayfield Renews Warnings of Coal Plant Hazards to Groundwater
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – Following a new report detailing multiple and repeated failures by Illinois power plants to take adequate steps to protect groundwater from dangerous contamination, state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is once again raising the alarm.
Rep. Mayfield Highlights Student Debt Relief, Financial Aid Programs
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is highlighting opportunities for student borrowers to obtain debt relief and financial aid.
Mayfield Probes Dept. of Corrections Inconsistencies
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, Chairperson of the Illinois House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee, is seeking answers from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) following a report which details how people incarcerated in at least one IDOC facility say their applications for legally-earned ‘good time’ sentence reduction credits are being improperly ignored, delayed and denied by IDOC officials, including allegedly for political reasons.
Mayfield Statement on Roe Decision
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, issued a statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.
State Rep. Mayfield Responds to Hospital’s Failing Grade on Safety
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Representative Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, expressed concern after a hospital in her district received a failing grade on patient safety from Leapfrog, a non-government watchdog. Vista Medical Center East, on Sheridan Rd. in Waukegan, was the only hospital in Illinois to receive a grade of ‘F’.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
Mayfield Appointed to Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to her efforts to curb violence in Lake County, state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, was recently appointed by Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch to a bipartisan Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force.