Luis Gutierrez has worked tirelessly to improve Illinois' Fourth District since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. As Illinois most senior member of Congress, Luis is an experienced legislator and energetic spokesman on behalf of Chicagoland's working and middle class families.

As our Congressman, Luis has worked diligently to fix our nation's broken immigration system and keep American families together - he's been at the center of every major legislative debate on immigration reform. Luis played an instrumental role in President Obama's executive action to provide deportation relief to certain long-term undocumented immigrants and their families.

Congressman Gutierrez has always prioritized the needs of his district. In January 2013, he took a leave of absence from the House Financial Services Committee, where he was a ranking Democrat, to take a less senior position on the Judiciary Committee, where he could work to prevent gun violence and pass comprehensive immigration reform. 

Married and both a father and grandfather, Luis was born and raised in Chicago to parents who migrated to Chicago from Puerto Rico. Luis previously served as an Alderman in the City of Chicago and worked as a teacher, cab driver, and social worker prior to winning elected office.