Acevedo: First Latino Rep. to Preside Over House Chamber

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News On Cinco de Mayo, State Representative Edward “Eddie” Acevedo (D-Chicago) made history in Illinois as the first Latino to ever preside over debate on the House Floor. Acevedo is also the first Latino Assistant Majority Leader for the House Democratic Caucus and as such is given the honor of being the Presiding Officer of the chamber from time to time. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be the first Latino lawmaker to preside over the Illinois House of Representatives,” said Acevedo. “I am honored to represent my district and the House Democratic caucus and will continue to work hard for my district.” For more information, please contact Rep. Acevedo’s district office at (773) 843-1200.

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