Rep. Theresa Mah

(D-Chicago)
2nd District
Rep Theresa Mah

Springfield Office:
270-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-2855

District Office:
2108 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
(872) 281-5775

Biography
Former college professor; Ph.D, University of Chicago; community organizer and policy advocate; local school council member; policy advisor to Governor Pat Quinn; served on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education and board of directors for Common Cause Illinois; worked closely with the Asian American Employment Plan Advisory Council and the Language Access Task Force for the State of Illinois; a daughter of immigrant parents, Mah is the first Asian American to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Mah Praises Consumer Fairness Act at Bill Signing

Mah Praises Consumer Fairness Act at Bill Signing

CHICAGO – State Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker and consumer protection advocates for the signing of the Consumer Fairness Act, a measure to stop predatory debt collection practices in Illinois.

Latino Caucus Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Census Citizenship Question

Latino Caucus Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Census Citizenship Question

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging Congress to hold additional hearings on the politically motivated citizenship question for the 2020 Census, as the Supreme Court’s decision leaves open the possibility for the Trump Administration to find another way to justify it:

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.

Mah Fights to Build a Stronger, More Inclusive Illinois During Legislative Session

Mah Fights to Build a Stronger, More Inclusive Illinois During Legislative Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Throughout the spring legislative session, state Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, worked to strengthen the middle class by providing tax relief to working families, expanding training programs for high-wage, 21st Century jobs and securing access to affordable health care – all while affirming that Illinois is welcome to all, regardless of what Donald Trump and politicians in Washington say.

Mah Votes to Bring Fight for Fair Tax to Ballot Box

Mah Votes to Bring Fight for Fair Tax to Ballot Box

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Monday after supporting a Fair Tax constitutional amendment that would allow Illinois residents to change the state’s tax structure, a critical first step toward tax relief for more...

Mah-Backed Measure to Help Students with Loan Debt Passes House

Mah-Backed Measure to Help Students with Loan Debt Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois students and graduates would be able to refinance their student loans at low interest rates through a system run by the state treasurer’s office under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, which recently passed the Illinois House.