After earning my Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, I attended the University of DePaul College of Law and received my Juris Doctor, and became a licensed attorney. I worked hard to become a leader in my field. I have a career that spans more than 20 years in both public and private sector leadership. For over a decade, I worked for the City of Chicago and the CTA, serving as the first female Director of Governmental and Public Affairs. I was also Director of Community Outreach, and worked closely with many communities and advocated for their needs locally and in Springfield. This led to my experience passing legislation, including legislation to limit property tax increases and create protections against home foreclosures. My experience on a State and local level is exactly what this district needs right now.
My family has been on the Northwest Side of Chicago for several generations and I have been an active community member in the 3rd District for over 11 years. My community and volunteer work includes Lawyers Lend-a-Hand to Youth (an organization that supports one-on-one mentorship for youth) and sitting on the Saint Anthony Hospital board, a hospital that serves majority LatinX and African American communities.
I am the proud daughter of immigrants who came to this country with nothing, and became teachers. They sacrificed so much to provide a good life for their children. I want to be the type of role model to my daughter that my mother was to me. As a woman of color, I have fought to be heard, and will continue to advocate on behalf of our community. As a Chicago mom I know first hand the issues that face every working family in Illinois. I am ready to get to work fighting for you and your family everyday.
– Eva Dina Delgado