Lilian Jiménez was first elected as the State Representative of the 4th District in November 2022. The 4th District is made up of diverse communities in West Town, Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village and parts of Austin, Hermosa and Logan Square.
Lilian is an attorney, organizer and social justice advocate with over two decades of experience in advocacy in immigration, labor, criminal justice and civil rights matters. She started her career organizing families for better wages, educational opportunities and citizenship rights in West Town and Humboldt Park through her work at Erie Neighborhood House, Association House of Chicago and Workers United, an SEIU affiliate. After obtaining her law degree in 2011, Lilian went on to serve multiple gubernatorial administrations in roles such as the Administrator of the Illinois Welcoming Centers and the Manager of the Fair Labor Standards Division at the Illinois Department of Labor. Jiménez also served as Chief of Staff for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia during his tenure as Cook County Commissioner.
"Lili forever astounds me. I was enamored of her when we met 24 years ago, and I am now still. In those years she became a leader in protecting youth from violence, strengthening our unions, demanding equity in health care, fighting employers to get fair pay for workers, defending immigrants, and now helping bring millions of dollars for housing and human services to the people of Illinois who need them most.
She has a warm heart, she listens, but then she takes ACTION, and her kindness is only matched by her will to get things DONE. If I was not in love with her, and married to her, I still could not imagine anyone whose life story, and whose actions in the real world, demonstrate more that she will fight for the people of our neighborhoods. She is the leader we deserve."
"¡Yo amo mucho a Papá, pero amo más a Mamá [I love Papa a lot, but I love Mama more]!"