Interview: Theresa Mah, Asian-American Caucus
State Rep. Theresa Mah grew up in San Francisco and came to Illinois in the 1990's to earn a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago. She then taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio before coming back to Illinois and getting active in immigration issues and eventually Democratic politics. She currently represents the 2nd District in the Illinois House. It’s a diverse constituency — Latino, Asian and white — located in the heart of Chicago, just south of downtown.
Rep. Theresa Mah 馬靜儀, (D) Chicago, Illinois House District 2
Rep. @ChicagoTM stands with @DenyseRep, Jen Gong-Gershowitz and @jyangrohr on the House floor to condemn Tuesday night’s mass shooting in Atlanta as an Anti-Asian hate crime. pic.twitter.com/kIJxODdJzu— Hannah Meisel (@hannahmeisel) March 18, 2021
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