Emanuel Chris Welch

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Emanuel Chris Welch
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 7th district
Assumed office
January 2013 (2013-January)
Preceded byKaren Yarbrough
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNorthwestern University (B.A.)
John Marshall Law School (J.D.)

Emanuel "Chris" Welch is an Illinois attorney and a Democratic politician, currently representing the 7th district in the Illinois House of Representatives. The 7th district includes all or parts of River Forest, Forest Park, Maywood, Broadview, Bellwood, Hillside, Westchester, La Grange Park and Berkeley.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Welch earned a B.A. from Northwestern University and a law degree from the John Marshall Law School.[2]


A member of the Illinois bar in private practice, Welch is a partner in Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP. He also served as President of the Proviso Township Board of Education, District 209.[3]

In 2018, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker appointed Welch to the Educational Success transition committee, which is responsible for state education policy.[4]


  1. ^ "PA 97-0006 Legislative District 4" (PDF). May 18, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Illinois General Assembly - Representative Biography". www.ilga.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  3. ^ "Illinois General Assembly Profile". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
  4. ^ Miller, Rich (November 27, 2018). "Pritzker transition announces Educational Success Committee". Capitol Fax. Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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