Jul 01, 2021
Robyn Gabel
Our 18th District Representative

Robyn Gabel is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 18th District since April 19, 2010. The district includes the suburbs of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Winnetka and Glencoe.

Early life and career

Gabel has a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College, an Master of Science in Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University of Chicago. From 1988 to 2010 she was the Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition. On March 16, 2009, she was appointed to the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty. The Commission was established to address poverty in Illinois consistent with international human rights standards.

Illinois House of Representatives

Gabel was appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives in April 2010 after Representative Julie Hamos became Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. In 2018, J.B. Pritzker appointed Gabel to Powering Illinois’ Future transition committee, which is responsible for infrastructure and clean energy policies.