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Dagmara AvelarDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 85
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Dagmara "Dee" Avelar is the Illinois State Representative for the 85th district. She has held the position since January 13, 2021. The 85th district, located in the Chicago area, covers all or parts of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Fairmont, Lemont, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, and Woodridge.Avelar was elected to succeed outgoing State Representative John Connor, who had been elected to the Illinois Senate.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Illinois Chicago
Attending Urban, Community, and Regional Planning
2018 - Current
Northeastern Illinois University
Bachelor's Justice Studies/Political Science
2005 - 2010
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Illinois State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Director of Programs
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2014 - 2023
Citizenship Application Specialist
Instituto del Progreso Latino
2012 - 2014
Family Support Hotline Coordinator
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2011 - 2012
Assistant Supervisor
Illinois Immigrant Action
2009 - 2010
New Americans Democracy Fellow
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Board Member
Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project