Fall Member Lunch with Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti
Join us for our Fall Membership Lunch on Friday, Oct. 21, featuring Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. Sanguinetti has been instrumental in the governor’s initiatives to reform state government, including efforts in government consolidation and school funding reform.
She is proud to serve the residents of the State of Illinois as their 47th Lieutenant Governor. She is a wife, working mother of three, and an attorney by trade. She was formerly an adjunct professor of law and a Wheaton City Councilwoman.
Sanguinetti was born to teenage parents in Hialeah, a neighborhood outside of Miami, FL. Her mother was a Cuban refugee and her father, an Ecuadorian immigrant. She recalls moving frequently as a child because her parents were unable to afford rent. While they were of little means, her parents were determined to give her every opportunity to succeed.
Following graduation from Florida International University, Sanguinetti moved to Chicago to attend The John Marshall Law School where she developed an understanding and passion for the law and for Illinois. She soon joined Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan’s office as an Assistant Attorney General where she fought to protect the people of the State of Illinois.
In 2010, Sanguinetti suffered an accident while walking on Wheaton city property. Subsequent medical examinations revealed that she has Multiple Sclerosis. She vowed to never let her MS stop her. She proceeded to run for, and win, an election to the Wheaton City Council on a platform of delivering efficient, streamlined government.
As Lt. Governor of Illinois, Sanguinetti is committed to fighting for all Illinois residents. She applies the same passion to her role that has propelled her throughout her life, from humble beginnings in Hialeah, FL, to becoming Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor.