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Robert "Bob" Rita serves as the State Representative of the 28th District. His district includes portions of Chicago's 9th and 34th Wards and parts of the suburban communities of Blue Island, Calumet Park, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Riverdale, Robbins and Tinley Park.
As a State Representative, Rita has made economic redevelopment, equitable school funding and increased health care availability his top priorities.
Since 2011, Rita has served as supervisor of Calumet Township, helping the township provide scores of local residents with the assistance they need while working to update the township's communications and public events.
Prior to his election as a State Representative, Rita served as a Calumet Township Trustee. He was appointed Chairman of the Finance Committee and Vice Chairman of the Road and Bridge Committee.
In November 1998, fellow township trustees across the state elected him Director of the Illinois Trustee Division. As director, he focused on improving educational opportunities for trustees throughout the state to help them become more effective public servants. His efforts included the promotion of home study courses, seminars and establishing a township networking information line.
A union member since 1989, Rita is a former member of Teamsters Local #726 and is currently a member of Operating Engineers Local #150. Rita admires and shares the goals of organized labor.
Rita has one daughter.