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Omar AquinoDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 2
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ILResidence (state)

Omar Aquino (born June 24, 1987) is an American politician serving as a member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 2nd district. A Democrat, he was elected in the March 2016 Democratic primary and appointed to the seat effective July 1, 2016, following the retirement of William Delgado. Sworn into office at age 29, he is the youngest-ever Latino member of the Illinois State Senate and one of the youngest state senators in Illinois history. Previously, he served as an aide to Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Loyola University Chicago
BA Sociology
2009
Loyola University Chicago
BS Criminal Justice
2009
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Majority Caucus Whip
Illinois State Senate
2021 - Current
Senator
Illinois State Senate
2016 - Current
Former Bilingual Case Manager
Central West Case Management Unit, Jane Addams School of Social Work
Former Congressional Aide
Office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
Former Legislative Aide
Illinois House of Representatives
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Co-Founder
Empowerment Pipeline Education Program
Current
Diversity Councilman
Loyola University Chicago
Current
Former Chair
Government Accountability Pensions Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Capital, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Charter Schools, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations II Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Committee of the Whole, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations Subcommittee on Special Issues, Illinois State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Appropriations I, Illinois State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Telecommunication and Information Technology Committee, Illinois State Senate