Aaron Ortiz

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Aarón Ortíz
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 1st district
Assumed office
January 9, 2019 (2019-January-09)
Preceded byDaniel J. Burke
Personal details
Aarón Manuel Ortíz

(1991-06-18) June 18, 1991 (age 28)
Gage Park, Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceGage Park, Chicago, Illinois
Alma materUniversity of Illinois

Aarón M. Ortíz is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 1st district. The 1st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes the Chicago neighborhoods of Archer Heights, Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, Garfield Ridge, Marquette Park, and West Elsdon, as well as parts of Stickney.[1][2]

Ortíz defeated Daniel J. Burke in the 2018 Democratic primary as part of a slate of Latino candidates backed by then-Cook County Commissioner and congressional candidate Chuy García. He was sworn into office January 9, 2019.[3]

Prior to his election to the Illinois House of Representatives, Ortíz was a teacher and college counselor at Back of the Yards High School.[4]


  1. ^ "Illinois - State Legislative District Maps (Lower Chamber)". United States Census Bureau. September 24, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Boundaries - Community Areas (current)". City of Chicago. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Spielman, Fran (March 21, 2018). "Brother's defeat puts a political bullseye on the back of Ald. Ed Burke". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Serrato, Jacqueline (March 19, 2018). "Young Chicago candidate aims to represent a majority-Mexican district". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 7, 2018.

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