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|Illinois House of Representatives District 26|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Chicago|
Mitchell earned his bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. He is employed as a community organizer. In 2010, he was deputy field director for the Lisa Madigan re-election campaign. He was also campaign manager for Will Burns, Alderman, 4th Ward, in 2010.
Mitchell's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Ethics Policy
- Excerpt: "The people of the 26th district have long supported reform efforts and elected officials who work to make government more accountable. Christian Mitchell pledges to uphold this tradition as State Representative."
- Transportation Policy
- Excerpt: "As State Representative, Christian will pursue several goals to maintain and enhance the state’s transportation system."
- Jobs Policy
- Excerpt: "Illinois needs more jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, 1.5 points higher than the national rate. Entrepreneurs and businesses face an unstable financial landscape that impedes job creation."
- Energy Policy
- Excerpt: "The state of Illinois is at a crossroads with respect to energy use and the environment. We must re-examine our energy sources: fossil fuel use pollutes our air and skews the nation’s foreign policy."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Conservation|
|• Health Care Availability Access|
|• State Government Administration|
Mitchell won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 26. Mitchell defeated Kenny Johnson in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Kimberly du Buclet (D)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 26
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