I am a resident of the Bronzeville community and a lifelong Chicagoan. A graduate of the University of Chicago, I began my career in public service as a faith-based community organizer in the south suburbs and South Side. I continue that service in Springfield, representing the 26th District in the General Assembly, where I fight for the citizens of our district and all of Illinois through a fair budget, smarter gun laws, more equitable education policy, and a government that recognizes and seeks to protect the rights of all of its citizens.

6/03/15 Weekly Update from Springfield: This past Sunday was supposed to be the end of the traditional legislative session. However, because Governor Rauner continues to hold middle class families hostage in his efforts to bust unions, reduce wages, and cut vital state programs, we are going to be continuing our...

5/25/15 Weekly Update from Springfield: Last week, the House voted on the "Millionaire's Tax" – a measure that would raise $1 billion for education by imposing a 3% surcharge on personal income over $1 million. Although it fell just short, Rep. Mitchell was proud to vote YES and speak in support of the...

5/08/15 Weekly Update from Springfield: Rep. Christian Mitchell explains why the House voted down Governor Rauner's proposed human services budget which included a $1.5 billion cut to Medicaid. He also began voting on several key amendments to protect critical state programs such as the Community Care Program, DCFS services for 18-21 year...

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    Christian Mitchell Outlines His Priorities for 2015

    By STATE REP. CHRISTIAN MITCHELL (D-26) Earlier this month, I had the distinct honor of being sworn into my second term as state representative of the 26th District. I ran for office because I believe that the most important guiding principle for our state, as we debate our budget and our plan for the future, is creating opportunity — specifically, ensuring that the circumstance of our birth should determine only where we start, and never where we finish.
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    Mitchell Joins Legislators to Continue Push for Education Funding Reform

    CHICAGO – The statewide effort to transform Illinois’ school funding formula is continuing at the Capitol.  Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago), State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest) joined supporters to announce updates to last year’s need-based reform proposal during a press conference Tuesday.
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