Gonzalez Jr. appointed to Illinois House of Representatives

On January 10, 2020, the Democratic Legislative Committee of Illinois’ 21st Legislative District appointed Edgar Gonzalez Jr. (D) to the state House of Representatives. Gonzalez succeeds former state Rep. Celina Villanueva (D), who was appointed to the Illinois State Senate on January 7.

At 23 years old, Gonzalez is among the youngest legislators to ever hold office in the Illinois General Assembly.

Gonzalez is also running for a full term in this state House district, which is up for regular election in 2020. The primaries will be held on March 17 and the general election is on November 3.

All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives are up for election in 2020. Democrats gained a supermajority in the state House in 2018, and the current partisan composition is 74 Democrats and 44 Republicans. Illinois currently has a Democratic state trifecta, which occurs when Democrats hold the governor’s office and a majority in both chambers of the state legislature.

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Additional reading:
Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2020
Illinois State Senate elections, 2020
State government trifectas