By William S. Bike
Several candidates are running unopposed in local races in the November 3 general election for the Illinois General Assembly and therefore are guaranteed to keep their seats. All are Democrats.
State Senate, 1st District
Senator Antonio Munoz has represented the 1st District since 1999 and is assistant majority leader. He chairs the executive appointments committee and serves on the assignments, executive, insurance, veterans affairs, and energy and public utilities committees as well as the committee of the whole.
For more information, log on to www.senatortonymunoz.com.
State Senate, 13th District
Robert Peters has represented the 13th District since January 2019. He serves on the committee of the whole, criminal law, financial institutions, human services, telecommunications and information technology, and veterans affairs committees. He chairs the committee on public safety.
For more information, log on to www.senatorrobertpeters.com.
State House, 2nd District
Second District State Representative Theresa Mah became the first Asian American elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 2016.
Mah vice chairs the health care licenses committee and co-chairs the environmental justice subcommittee. She serves on the appropriations-elementary and secondary education; energy and environment; international trade and commerce; and museums, arts, and cultural institutions committees and the subcommittee on negotiations.
See www.theresamah.com for more information.
State House, 4th District
Delia C. Ramirez has represented the 4th State House District since December 2018.
Ramirez vice chairs the adoption and child welfare committee and sub-chairs the special issues (ACSI) subcommittee. She serves on the appropriations-human services; elementary and secondary education: administration, licensing, and charter school; judiciary-criminal; and mental health committees and the subcommittees for juvenile justice and system involved youth and for sex offenses and sex offender registration.
Ramirez is the first Guatemalan-American to serve in the Illinois General Assembly.
See http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=2747 for more information.
State House, 5th District
Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. is a freshman Democratic legislator.
He vice chairs the prescription drug affordability committee and serves on the appropriations-public safety, financial institutions, personnel and pensions, and transportation: regulation and roads committees as well as the administrative and substantive and local retirement systems subcommittees.
See https://ilhousedems.com/project/rep-lamont-robinson/ for more information.
State House, 6th District
Democrat Sonya M. Harper has served in the Illinois General Assembly since October 2015.
She chairs the House economic opportunity and equity and the agriculture and conservation committees as well as the environmental justice and public benefits subcommittees. Harper also serves on the appropriations-public safety, elementary/secondary education school curriculum policies, energy and environment, and human services committees.
State House, 9th District
Lakesia Collins has not previously held elective office. Arthur Turner is the incumbent but chose not to run again; Collins won the March Democratic primary.
Collins is a nursing home worker and leader in the nursing home reform movement. She supports paying promised pensions to state workers, the fair tax, green energy, and higher wages for workers.
Her website is www.lakesia4.rep.com.
State House, 10th District
Jawaharial “Omar” Williams has represented the 10th District since May 2019.
He serves on the appropriations-capital, financial institutions, public utilities, and transportation-vehicles and safety committees.
See https://ilhousedems.com/project/jawaharial-williams/ for more information.
State House, 26th District
Kambium Buckner has been the 26th District representative since January 2019.
He serves on the appropriations-elementary and secondary education, child care access and early childhood, higher education, judiciary-criminal, transportation-vehicles and safety, and firearms and firearm safety committees.
See https://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=2765 for more information.