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  Kelly, Robin
<-  2013-09-01  
NameRobin Kelly
Address4203 Cedarwood Lane
Matteson, Illinois 60443, United States
Website [Link]
Born April 30, 1956 (65 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 03, 2021 07:59pm
Tags Black - Married - Non-Denominational Christian -
InfoCiting her vast experience in creating jobs and getting results, Robin Kelly launched her bid today to fill the vacant 2nd Congressional District seat in the Feb. 26 Special Election.

“Working families of the 2nd District deserve someone who cares more about getting results than just talking about them,” Kelly said. “I have spent my life delivering for our neighborhoods, our schools, and our small businesses. Washington already has too many politicians that can only talk about reducing gun violence, improving our schools and helping businesses create jobs—I’ve spent my life getting the results 2nd District families deserve.”

Robin, who was appointed Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle in 2011, is also a former state representative who served within the 2nd District. Robin already enjoys a broad base of support from the grassroots community, civic and business leaders and elected officials within the diverse district, which includes portions of urban and suburban, and rural areas.

The first African American woman to serve as chief of staff for a constitutional officer in Illinois, Robin has pursued a progressive agenda rooted in promoting small business job creation, investment strategy innovation, eliminating food deserts and advancing financial literacy in underserved areas.

As a former State Representative of the 38th District, Robin brings extensive legislative experience to the 2nd Congressional District. She successfully sponsored bills to protect consumers from fraud, support economic development, and increase the minimum wage. She also led the fight for landmark legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and improve public safety.

During her tenure in the Illinois Legislature, Robin mentored progressive candidates and encouraged new leaders, including one of her colleagues, Barack Obama, in his successful 2004 bid for U.S. Senate.

A New York native, Robin moved to Illinois after high school to attend Bradley University in Peoria, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She later received a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. Robin currently lives in Matteson with her family.



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