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Illinois First District State Senator Antonio "Tony" Muñoz has served McKinley Park and other nearby neighborhoods in the Illinois State Senate since 1999. His legislative and community priorities have included enacting gun control, supporting veterans, enabling minority employment and mandating environmental disclosures. His leadership spans key committee appointments and ongoing work as a co-founder of the Latino Caucus.

Connect with Senator Antonio Muñoz at the First District public service office at 1836 W. 35th St. or by calling (773) 869-9050. Visit www.senatortonymunoz.com for more information. 

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

As a former Chicago police officer, Muñoz 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, Muñoz 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, Muñoz 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, Muñoz 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.

Muñoz 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.

Muñoz 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 100th General Assembly, Muñoz serves as Chairman of the Executive Appointments Committee and is a member of the Executive, Gaming, Insurance, Telecommunications & InfoTechnology, Veterans Affairs and the Subcommittee on Pensions.

Muñoz 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.

Muñoz lives in McKinley Park with his wife, Patricia.

(773) 869-9050
1836 W. 35th St.
First Floor
Chicago
Illinois
60609

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Senator Antonio Munoz

Co-founder, Latino Caucus

Chairman, Executive Appointments Committee

Member, Executive, Gaming, Insurance, Telecommunications & Info Technology Committee

Member, Veterans Affairs Committee

Member, Subcommittee on Pensions