Promising to continue her efforts to create jobs, strengthen local schools and expand health care options for all, state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) was officially sworn in to her first full term in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. 

“I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the 18th district and I look forward to continuing the work I’ve begun in tackling the serious challenges we face in Illinois,” Gabel said. “I am honored that my constituents have put their faith in me and I will honor that trust by working for more fiscal responsibility and accountability in Springfield.”  

Rep. Gabel has listed among her top priorities the creation of jobs, specifically in the area of technology and new “green energy” industries. She says she will also work to prioritize spending to eliminate waste and protect vital funding for local schools and health care programs. As the former Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, she plans to continue her efforts to provide affordable healthcare for families and children in Illinois and improving access to immunizations. 

“I have had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the legislative process and I feel I’m in a good place to hit the ground running while also offering a new voice to change the status quo,” Rep. Gabel said. “Above all, I plan to remain accessible and accountable to the people who pay my salary, the taxpayers. My door will always be open to the people I serve to help them access state and local services, give input into the legislative process, or just to hear their thoughts on local and state issues. The more involvement local residents have with my office, the better I am able to represent the district so I encourage people to contact me whenever they can.” 

Rep. Gabel represents the 18th District represents which includes parts of Evanston, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Rogers Park.