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.
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.read moreCHICAGO – 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.read more
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