The Candidate: Robyn Gabel
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 18th District
The Competition: Eric Joseph Lieberman
The Buzz: Before her election into the House of Representatives in 2010, Gabel was the legislative assistant to former Ald. Luis Gutierrez where she worked in developing policy positions and legislation for health care, housing and economic development.
She then went on to become the executive director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition for 20 years. She said her experience in healthcare policy aids her in her legislative work surrounding access to healthcare for women, children and families, as well as school-based services and substance abuse treatment centers.