ENDORSEMENT: Theresa Mah for Illinois House in 2nd District Democratic primary

Mah is endorsed for a third term because she works diligently on behalf of underserved communities.

SHARE ENDORSEMENT: Theresa Mah for Illinois House in 2nd District Democratic primary
Endorsement: Theresa Mah, 2020 Illinois House 2nd District Democratic primary election

Incumbent Theresa Mah is endorsed for Illinois House in the 2nd District Democratic primary.

Rich Hein/Sun-Times

After former Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed her bill two years ago to protect immigrants from bully landlords who threaten to call federal authorities over their immigration status, state Rep. Theresa Mah stuck with it. She pushed the bill again last year, and it was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

It was a significant protection for the Pilsen and Chinatown immigrant neighborhoods that Mah represents.

Mah is endorsed for a third term because she works diligently on behalf of underserved communities. She teamed with state Sen. Ram Villivalam last year to amend the Illinois Act on Aging to explicitly prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ folks in assisted or shared living facilities. Older LGBTQ folks and older adults with HIV also were designated as populations of “greatest social need” for programs for aging adults.

Our one hope is that Mah will work on her delivery as a public speaker.

Also running are retired research technician Kenneth M. Kozlar and lawyer Bobby Martinez Olson.


Illinois House 2nd District map.

Illinois House 2nd District map.

Illustration by Caroline Hurley


For more information about this race and others, including candidate questionnaires, go to our Illinois primary voting guide. Our newspaper is owned by a group of civic-minded and, in some cases, politically active investors; for details, see our owner information page.

Send letters to letters@suntimes.com.

The Latest
Much of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s funding for this program is coming from the state’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan but almost $16 billion more is expected to come in from the federal government.
Manager Tony La Russa admitted he pondered keeping Kopech in the game but thought the long-term considerations weighed more heavily.
They entered their game Friday against the Tigers swinging at 36.4% of pitches outside of the strike zone, the highest percentage in the American League, according to Fangraphs.
The unclassified documents from the Obama administration are at the official Obama Presidential Library in Hoffman Estates; classified material is in Maryland.
Some records were marked “sensitive compartmented information,” a category meant to protect the nation’s most important secrets — secrets that, if revealed publicly, could cause “exceptionally grave” damage to U.S. interests.