* Mitchell starts a new job as deputy governor on Monday…
January 11, 2019
I’m writing this letter to tender my resignation from the Illinois House of Representatives, effective immediately.
Serving in the Illinois House has been one of the honors of my life, an honor bestowed upon me by the residents of the 26th District on three separate occasions. During the time I was fortunate enough to spend as a Member, we passed historic education funding reform, expanded Medicaid coverage to more Illinoisans, expanded background checks to cover private handgun sales, and extended the legal right to all Illinoisans to marry the person that they love. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues in the General Assembly on behalf of my constituents in the 26th District, as well as the people of our great State.
We’ve endured a difficult time in the past four years, and have much to rebuild in our State: our roads and bridges, our neglected universities, our frayed social safety net, and perhaps most importantly, the trust of the people of Illinois that government is on the side of working people and those who are in need. As I move into a different branch of government, I look forward to working with all of my colleagues, friends and others in and around the legislature to restore the promise of Illinois for its citizens of today and for generations to come.
State Representative Christian Mitchell