Illinois State Capitol

BILL #1: Advancing Equity for LGBTQ Elders

BILL #2: Home Care Expansion for Illinoisans with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementia

BILL #3: Hotel & Casino Employee Safety Act

BILL #4: Election Day as a Holiday

BILL #5: Water Infrastructure

BILL #6: Mobile Tolerance Unit

BILL #7: 150th Birthday Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

BILL #8: Youth Advisory Council

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State Senator Ram Villivalam was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. He is the son of Indian Immigrants. His parents came here in the 1970s. Though his father and mother were a civil engineer and a teacher in India respectively, they had to work minimum wage jobs, go back to school, and work their way to more than 25 years each of public service.

Senator Villivalam will always remember their struggles and the middle class values he grew up with.

Senator Villivalam has spent the last four years advocating on behalf of home care for seniors and people with disabilities, child care for working families, Medicaid for those in need.

Prior to that, Senator Villivalam worked at the federal level of government for U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider as his Outreach Director. In this role, he was responsible for outreach on a variety of policy issues and had duties that ranged from signing people up for the Affordable Care Act to organizing Job Fairs.

Senator Villivalam is looking forward to be an effective, proactive, and progressive voice for the people of the 8th District. He will focus on issues such as income equality, reducing gun violence, providing a quality education to children regardless of the zip code they reside in, and advancing both women's and LGBTQ rights.

Additionally, he is incredibly proud to be the first Asian American elected to the Illinois State Senate and the first Indian American elected to the Illinois General Assembly.

Senator Villivalam serves his community in other roles such as President of the Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) and serves on the Board of Gun Violence Prevention PAC.

Senator Villivalam lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and his son, Rohan, in the North Mayfair neighborhood in the City of Chicago.

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City of Chicago
8th District Neighborhoods

Albany Park
Arcadia Terrace
Brynford Park
Budlong Woods
Edgebrook
Forest Glen
Hollywood Park
Independence Park
Jefferson Park
Mayfair
North Mayfair
North Park
North Town
Old Edgebrook
Old Irving Park
Peterson Park
Peterson Woods
Pulaski Park
Ravenswood
River's Edge
Rogers Park
Sauganash
Sauganash Park
Sauganash Woods
South Edgebrook
West Rogers Park
West Ridge
Wildwood

 

Government
State of Illinois
Cook County
City of Chicago 
              Elected Officials:
Representative John D'Amico
Representative Yehiel M. Kalish
              Suburban Communities:
Skokie
Morton Grove
Lincolnwood
Niles
Glenview 
              Park Districts
Skokie Park District
Morton Grove Park District
Lincolnwood Park District
Niles Park District 
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District Office
3851 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(872) 240-2169

Springfield Office
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5500

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