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Edward "Eddie" Acevedo is serving his seventh term as the State Representative from the 2nd Legislative District, which includes portions of the Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village and McKinley Park.
Rep. Acevedo's committee appointments reflect his commitment to improving education, economic development and living conditions for the residents of his Chicago district. Acevedo is an Assistance Majority Leader (The first Latino to be appointed to this position) - a leadership position within the House Democratic membership. He was also appointed to a special House Joint Committee on Government Reform..
Acevedo has successfully sponsored and passed a significant amount of bills since taking office in 1997. Some of his proudest legislative accomplishments include passage of the Safe Neighborhood Act, a crime-prevention package; a $500 Tuition Tax Credit; the Arnold Morales Bill, a child firearm access prevention initiative; KidCare, a low-cost health insurance program for children; and the Senior Citizen's Pharmaceutical Assistance Act.
Every year during budget negotiations, Acevedo fights to ensure that the 2nd District receives its fair share of state funding. He has secured millions in funding for numerous programs and organizations within the district, and he secured the state funding needed to restore the CTA's Blue Line and keep it running.
Acevedo maintains his commitment to improve his constituents' living conditions and develop opportunities for them. Acevedo sponsored legislation that would increase the number of students eligible to attend higher education institutions. He also sponsored several public safety bills to crackdown on individuals who sell firearms without a license, people who contribute to the impersonation of police officers by manufacturing and/or selling false badges and those who knowingly fail to provide vehicle registration records to the Secretary of State in order to conceal a vehicle's identity.
Eddie Acevedo has served the residents of the 2nd District since 1997. He is a second generation Mexican-American, born and raised in the 2nd Representative District, where he earned his Associates degree in General Studies from City Wide College. Acevedo is a police officer for the Chicago Police Department, and he was decorated for heroism and valor by the Cook County Sheriff's Office for rescuing victims trapped in a fire. Eddie has five sons