CPZQuote 2023 FBSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas took the oath of office to serve as State Senator for the 20th District Wednesday, and is eager to hit the ground running in her second term with new policies to support her community and ensure effective implementation of her past legislative wins.

“In my first term, we were able to enact historic legislation addressing systemic racism, promoting early childhood development and investing in violence prevention,” said Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “I can’t wait to continue to fight for transformational change in the General Assembly in this new term.”

Pacione-Zayas became a Senator in 2020 and quickly introduced a progressive agenda focused on early childhood care and education, empowering local school councils, housing stabilization and supporting the early childhood workforce. When the Senate was not in legislative session, Pacione-Zayas organized many community initiatives, including policy roundtables where community members could discuss policy solutions to issues affecting them, launched a 20th district youth council to involve young people in the public policy process, provided vaccination clinics to promote community wellness, and open houses to meet her constituents in person for them to understand the role and function of the district office.

Senator Pacione-Zayas represents the 20th Senate District, including the neighborhoods of Albany Park, Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Humbolt Park, Logan Square, Irving Park, Roscoe Village, Bucktown, North Center, and Lakeview in Chicago.

Pacione-Zayas was among all 59 state senators sworn into office today to serve in Illinois’ 103rd General Assembly.

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