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Illinois elects first Latina congresswoman

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La representante estatal Delia Ramírez anunció la victoria como la primera latina de Illinois que se dirige al Congreso. The Associated Press declaró a la carrera el martes.

El distrito recientemente rediseñado incluye partes de Chicago y los suburbios del oeste.

La demócrata de Chicago le dijo a Reset de WBEZ que una de sus principales prioridades en Washington será la inmigración.

Ramírez es hija de inmigrantes guatemaltecos y anteriormente sirvió en la Cámara de Representantes de Illinois.

(State Representative Delia Ramirez has claimed victory as the first Illinois Latina headed to Congress. The Associated Press called the race on Tuesday.

Sun-Times: Jonathan Jackson, Delia Ramirez declare victory, bringing new blood to Illinois’ congressional delegation

The recently re-drawn district includes parts of Chicago and the western suburbs.

The Chicago Democrat told WBEZ’s Reset one of her top priorities in Washington will be immigration.

NBC News: Illinois elects its first Latina congresswoman, Democrat Delia Ramirez

Ramirez is the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and previously served in the Illinois House.)