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Theresa Mah is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives who has represented the 2nd district since January 2017. The 2nd district, located in Chicago, includes Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Chinatown, McKinley Park and Pilsen.[1]

Theresa Mah
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 10, 2017 (2017-Jan-10)
Preceded byEdward Acevedo
Personal details
BornSan Francisco, California
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Alma materUniversity of California
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)

Mah is the first Asian-American elected to the Illinois General Assembly.[2]

After winning the 2018 general election, J.B. Pritzker appointed Mah to his Transition Committee for Equality, Equity and Opportunity.[3]


  1. ^ "Theresa Mah, PhD '99, Runs for Political Office". University of Chicago. May 14, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Miller, Rich (April 29, 2016). "How the South Side elected the state's first Asian-American lawmaker". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Miller, Rich (November 19, 2018). "New Pritzker transition committee: "Equality, Equity and Opportunity"". Capitol Fax. Retrieved November 19, 2018.

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