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Illinois State SenateCandidate for District 2

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Omar Aquino

Full-time legislator
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Senior advocacy
  • Education and the stopping of charter school expansion
  • Better transparency in government



Omar Aquino grew up on the northwest side with his mom and dad, who worked for CPS and the City of Chicago. He attended Chicago Public Schools and played organized sports with the Chicago Park District. 

An alumnus of Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Sociology and BS in Criminal Justice, Omar believes we can build a better future for the working families of the 2nd Legislative District. He is a fresh, young leader who will defend this dream and work tirelessly to move our community in the right direction.

  1. Worked with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth on unemployment, minimum wage, immigration, education, senior advocacy, economic development and veteran issues as Outreach Coordinator.
  2. Illinois House of Representatives Legislative Aide
  3. Bilingual Case Manager for senior adults on Chicago west side
  4. Loyola University Diversity Councilman
  5. Empowerment Pipeline Education Program Co-Founder

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