Luis Gutiérrez

U.S. Congressperson

1953 –

76 Views

Who is Luis Gutiérrez?

Luis Vicente Gutiérrez is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district, serving since 1993. Gutiérrez was the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest. From 1986 until his election to Congress he served as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 26th ward. He is a member of the Democratic Party and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He is recognized as the "national leader on comprehensive immigration reform," and the top Latino elected official in the United States of America. In the 113th Congress, with his 20 years of service, Gutiérrez became the longest serving member of the Illinois House delegation, and so is occasionally referred to as the unofficial "dean" of the delegation.

Of Puerto Rican descent, he is a supporter of Puerto Rican independence, and the Vieques movement. Gutiérrez is also an outspoken advocate of workers' rights, LGBT rights, gender equality, and other liberal and progressive causes. Gutiérrez has been compared to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., due to both figures' use of non-violent civil disobedience in their advocacy for the equal rights of their communities.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Dec 10, 1953
Chicago
Also known as
  • Luis Vicente Gutierrez
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Northeastern Illinois University
Lived in
  • Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Luis Gutiérrez." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 21 Jan. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/luis_gutierrez>.

Discuss this Luis Gutiérrez biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net