Jesús "Chuy" Garcia is a Representative from Illinois. Born in Durango, Mexico, he earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1999 and his M.A. from the University of Illinois in 2002. He was a member of the Cook County, IL, Democratic party from 1984-2000, and a member of the Chicago, IL, city council from 1986-1993. He served in the Illinois state senate from 1993-1998 and was a member of the Cook County, IL, board of commissioners from 2011-2019. He ran unsuccessfully for election as Chicago Mayor in 2015 and was elected to the 116th Congress (January 3, 2019-present).