Antonio (Tony) Munoz (D-SS01)
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Senator
Room 323-A Capitol Building 301 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
1836 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Patricia   DOB: 2/18/1964
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Executive Appointments
MemberSenate Committee on Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Executive
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities
MemberSenate Committee on Insurance
MemberSenate Committee on Committee of the Whole
Counties Representing
Cook

Bio

State Senator Antonio "Tony" Munoz has served the 1st Senate District since January 1999 and will continue as Assistant Majority Leader, appointed by Senate President John Cullerton.

As a former Chicago police officer, Munoz saw firsthand that crime and gang activity were tearing apart his community. His legislative priorities have always been crime prevention and ensuring that weapons stay off the streets and out of neighborhoods.

Since the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in September 2004, Munoz has worked tirelessly to ensure that Illinois enacts its own assault weapons ban, including specific weapons like rifles, pistols and shotguns, as well as .50 caliber rifles. Continuing this battle, Munoz has worked to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, including detachable magazines, feed strips and similar devices that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

In addition, Munoz has maintained his fight for veterans throughout Illinois. As a veteran himself, he knows how the strain of combat can affect soldiers. He has championed counseling programs through the Department of Veterans Affairs that help soldiers recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. He knows how important it is that Illinois continues its commitment to educating and caring for those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and rights.

Munoz has also helped state agencies develop both a Hispanic and Asian Employment Plan to provide strategies and implement programs to increase the number of minorities employed by the state.

Munoz is co-founder of the Latino Caucus, which consists of Latino legislators in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The caucus is dedicated to bettering the lives of Latinos by working to develop and pass legislation that will have a positive impact on the lives of the nearly 1.4 million Latinos living in Illinois.

During the 101st General Assembly, Munoz serves as Chairman of the Executive Appointments Committee and is a member of the Assignments, Executive, Energy and Public Utilities, Insurance and Veterans Affairs.

Munoz represents the neighborhoods of Garfield Ridge, Archer Heights, West Elsdor, Brighton Park, Gage Park, Chicago Lawn, New City, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Armor Square-Chinatown, Lower West Side and the Near South Side.

Munoz lives in McKinley Park with his wife, Patricia.

ESPANOL- El Senador Antonio "Tony" Munoz ha servido el Distrito 1, del Senado de Illinois, desde enero de 1999, y continuara haciendolo este periodo legislativo como Asistente del Lider de la Mayoria, cargo en el que lo designo el Presidente del Senado, John J. Cullerton.

Como ex oficial de Policia, Munoz fue testigo de como la delincuencia y la actividad pandilleril destruian su comunidad. Sus prioridades legislativas siempre han sido enfocadas en la prevencion del crimen y en garantizar que las armas de asalto esten fuera de las calles y de los vecindarios.

Desde que la prohibicion federal de armas de asalto expiro, en septiembre del 2004, Munoz ha trabajado incansablemente para que Illinois cuente con su propia prohibicion de armas de asalto, incluyendo armas especificas como los rifles, pistolas y revolveres, y tambien los rifles calibre .50. Como parte de esta lucha, Munoz ha trabajado para prohibir los cargadores de municiones de gran capacidad, incluyendo los cargadores desmontables y los tipo "strip" asi como otros similares con capacidad para disparar mas de 10 tiros.

Adicionalmente, Munoz ha luchado constantemente por los veteranos de Illinois. Ya que el mismo es veterano, el Senador sabe como las acciones en combate pueden afectar a los soldados. Por ello, ha impulsado programas de consejeria, a traves del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos, que ayuden a los soldados a recuperarse del Trastorno de Estres Post-Traumatico. EL Senador reconoce la importancia de que Illinois mantenga su compromiso de educar y cuidar a quienes se han sacrificado por nuestros derechos y libertades.

Munoz ha ayudado para que las agencias estatales desarrollen planes de empleo, entre miembros de la comunidad hispana y asiatica, con estrategias que implementen programas dedicados a incrementar las contrataciones de minorias en el gobierno del estado de Illinois.

Munoz es cofundador del Caucus Latino (Grupo Parlamentario Latino), que esta formado por los legisladores latinos del Senado y la Camara de Representantes de Illinois. El Caucus trabaja para mejorar la calidad de vida de los latinos proponiendo y aprobando legislaciones que tengan un impacto positivo en los cerca de 1.4 millones de hispanos que viven en Illinois.

Durante la Asamblea General 101, Munoz fungira como Presidente del Comite Ejecutivo de Designaciones, y es miembro de los comites de asignaciones, ejecutivo, energia y empresas de servicios publicos, asuntos de veteranos y seguros.

Munoz representa los vecindarios de Garfield Ridge, Archer Heights, West Elsdor, Brighton Park, Gage Park, Chicago Lawn, New City, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Armor Square-Chinatown, Lower West Side and the Near South Side.

El Senador vive en McKinley Park con su esposa, Patricia.








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