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Edward J. Acevedo

Democratic Party Candidate for the 2nd Illinois Legislative District.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Candidate: Edward J. Acevedo

    The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for the 2nd Illinois Legislative District.

    The Competition: Cuahutemoc "Temoc" Morfin, Josip "Joe" Trutin

    The Buzz: Edward J. Acevedo, who was born and raised in Chicago, has been representing the 2nd district since 1995.  In addition, he is a police officer for the Chicago Police Department, and received an Award of Valor from the Sheriff's Department for rescuing residents trapped in a fire.  Last year, he sponsored the Illinois Dream Act, in favor of allowing undocumented students the right to higher education.