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Rep Delgado congratulates new Illinois Speaker of the House, Emanuel 'Chris' Welch

January 13, 2021

I would also like to congratulate the new Illinois Speaker of the House, Emanuel "Chris" Welch, for making history today as the first Black House Speaker in Illinois! I look forward to working with Speaker Welch and the entire Illinois General Assembly.

As we enter into a new era in Illinois politics, we have the opportunity to address the need for ethics reform, racial equity, our budget shortfall, and focus on the economy and healthcare. I will continue working hard for our district and all citizens of the State of Illinois.

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Press Release from the Illinois House Democratic Women's Caucus

September 1, 2020

As someone who worked her way through both business and government and now is a newly established female leader in government, Delgado has some wisdom to impart on young women working their way up; “Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable. I wish someone told me that when I was younger. I always thought that if it felt uncomfortable, I was doing something wrong. But, we need to be able to have uncomfortable conversations and speak openly about our challenges. When I was younger I thought I needed to shut up. Now, I understand we need to speak up about what is going on and have the tough conversations.”