Gilbert Villegas

Gilbert Villegas Committeeperson Villegas is a Marine and small business activist who wants to ensure that democracy is exercised. Voting is the way that we ensure that our voice is heard from Washington DC to Springfield to Chicago.

Gilbert Villegas Mr. Villegas is a former U.S. Marine and served during Operations Desert Shield/ Desert Storm. His responsibilities included coordination of logistics and deployment of equipments needed for daily operations during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Mr. Villegas was assigned to the 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile (LAAM) Battalion in Yuma, AZ prior to his deployment to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Villegas was honorably discharged after serving his country for four years. Villegas received numerous awards and honors while in the U.S. Marines. Gilbert Villegas was the Chief of Staff at the Illinois Capital Development Board. As the construction management agency for Illinois state government since 1972, the Capital Development Board (CDB) oversees the construction of new state facilities, colleges and university classroom buildings, mental health hospitals and state parks. In addition, CDB is responsible for renovation and rehabilitation projects at the State’s 8,441 state-owned buildings containing more than 96 million square-feet of floor space. Villegas oversaw a staff of 124 State personnel and a $25 million dollar operating budget. Villegas has been recognized as a leader in promoting small and disadvantaged contracting within the mainstream of their industries. Villegas served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Business and Workforce Diversity at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for 5 years. As the Deputy Director he oversaw two departments: the Bureaus of Small Business Enterprises and the statewide District Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance Officers. During his tenure at IDOT, he helped to establish innovative programs which increased minority and women business participation and created On-the-Job Training (OJT) initiatives. As the Associate Director at the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Mr. Villegas oversaw Government Affairs for the organization, as well as administered a variety of programs which focused on business and workforce development, apprenticeship training, minority/woman certification, and a universal spectrum of diversity advocacy in the public and private sectors of the construction industry. Villegas spearheaded the efforts behind passage of two instrumental Illinois Senate Bills (SB 351 and SB3249), ensuring minority and women owned businesses have a principal opportunity to participate on state funded projects. These two Illinois Senate Bills have the ability to account for approximately $3-6 billion dollars in contracting opportunities for minority and women owned businesses. Villegas’s career has been marked by service to others. Villegas is currently the Secretary of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, Elite Veteran Owned Business Network Board, All Chicago Board, Shabbona Park Advisory Council, Bell Park Advisory Council, Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and Steinmetz College Preparatory LSC. Despite an active life and busy schedule, Mr. Villegas has found time to train and mentor young entrepreneurs in his community. Villegas is a long time resident of the Northwest side and lives in the Montclare neighborhood.

Operating as usual

Come on Georgia, let’s end this Senator’s reign. Enough is enough. #survivalchecks #peoplearestruggling
12/30/2020
McConnell Rebuffs Trump, Democrats by Blocking $2,000 Checks

Come on Georgia, let’s end this Senator’s reign. Enough is enough.
#survivalchecks #peoplearestruggling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to force quick action increasing direct stimulus payments to $2,000 as President Donald Trump warned that failing to act now amounted to a “death wish” by Republicans.

💥TOMORROW ZOOM @ 7pm! Email 36thWardDemocrats@gmail.com or call/text 773.630.3644 if you want to attend!
12/17/2020

💥TOMORROW ZOOM @ 7pm! Email [email protected] or call/text 773.630.3644 if you want to attend!

On behalf of the 36th Ward, I would like to first thank Senator Iris Martinez for her many years of outstanding service ...
12/09/2020

On behalf of the 36th Ward, I would like to first thank Senator Iris Martinez for her many years of outstanding service to our community. With her now moving on to be Clerk of the Circuit Court, there is a vacancy in the 20th District State Senate seat. As 36th Ward Democratic Committeeman, I will be casting a vote on behalf of our part of this district. I would like to involve the community, our volunteers and the 36th Ward Democratic organization in making this decision, and will be doing so in a transparent, open process. Anyone interested in filling this seat, and any residents of the 36th Ward interested in participating, please email [email protected] to RSVP for this meeting Thursday, December 17th.

Big congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being declared winners yesterday. I hope their victory brings our nat...
11/08/2020

Big congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being declared winners yesterday. I hope their victory brings our nation closer together. Thank you to everyone who played a role in making this happen, and a special thanks to our 36th Ward Democrats and volunteers. We made thousands of calls into swing states including Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona, truly amazing to see them flip Blue!

God bless America! 🇺🇸💥

Polls are open until 7pm tonight!If you still have a vote by mail ballot or haven't registered yet, you still have time!...
11/03/2020

Polls are open until 7pm tonight!

If you still have a vote by mail ballot or haven't registered yet, you still have time! Everything you need can be found here: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/home.html

Neighbors, please make it to the end of your ballot! We have so many important races, I don't want you to miss one! Ques...
11/03/2020

Neighbors, please make it to the end of your ballot! We have so many important races, I don't want you to miss one!

Questions? Call or text 773.630.3644

🇺🇸VOTE TODAY!🇺🇸 Make your voice heard! Polls are open from 6am-7pm. Use this link to confirm your polling location: http...
11/03/2020

🇺🇸VOTE TODAY!🇺🇸 Make your voice heard! Polls are open from 6am-7pm. Use this link to confirm your polling location: https://bit.ly/EDay36

Call 773.630.3644 for questions or if you need assistance

11/03/2020

Tomorrow is Election Day. I am sending prayers and well wishes to those citizens who will be participating in our electoral process as judges. Please be careful and thank you for your commitment to our democratic process. #Elections2020 #democracy #VOTE

Over 91 million citizens have already early voted and we are on course to have 150 million Americans vote for president....
11/01/2020

Over 91 million citizens have already early voted and we are on course to have 150 million Americans vote for president. That would be the most votes cast for the office of president in US history. Let’s make sure that you are part of history, make a plan to vote.

🚨36th WARD VOTERS🚨 Here is the most up to date list of Polling Locations for the election on Tuesday. Due to new public ...
10/30/2020

🚨36th WARD VOTERS🚨 Here is the most up to date list of Polling Locations for the election on Tuesday. Due to new public health requirements, the Board of Elections has reduced the number of locations. Please verify where your location is. You can search online using your address by going to:
www.chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html

You can also call or text us at 773.630.3644 with questions.

💥Join us Saturday for the FINAL PUSH before the Tuesday election! We will also be discussing next stages in building our...
10/28/2020

💥Join us Saturday for the FINAL PUSH before the Tuesday election! We will also be discussing next stages in building our new 36th Ward Democratic Organization. Prize for who shows up with the best costume on the Zoom...

We are exactly one week away from deciding who the next President will be. Do you have a voting plan? We need to ensure ...
10/28/2020

We are exactly one week away from deciding who the next President will be. Do you have a voting plan?
We need to ensure that our ward turns out in a big way. If you need assistance or a ride to an early voting location or a ride to the polls, please call my campaign office at (773) 630-3644.

Stay safe

Committeeperson Villegas

🚨LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT!🚨 Please join the 36th Ward Democrats, myself and special guests via Zoom this Saturday to celeb...
10/20/2020

🚨LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT!🚨 Please join the 36th Ward Democrats, myself and special guests via Zoom this Saturday to celebrate my birthday and kick off the final stretch of our campaign to bring change to Washington!

10/15/2020

From the Chicago Board of Elections:

“Between yesterday’s record-setting start to Early Voting (on the first day at 50 wards sites) plus Vote By Mail ballots (received by mail & through drop boxes), Chicago voters have an unprecedented 169,000+ ballots already "in the ballot box" 20 days prior to Election Day.”

Let’s make sure that the 36th Ward is heard! Make a plan to vote!

Join us Saturday @ 10am! A special zoom event hosted by the 36th Ward Women for Biden! Special guest Iris Martinez and o...
10/14/2020

Join us Saturday @ 10am! A special zoom event hosted by the 36th Ward Women for Biden! Special guest Iris Martinez and others soon to be announced! We will have a phonebank for Biden into swing states and then some raffle prizes. Call/text 773.630.3644 to get the Zoom invite!

We are going strong on the phones yet again! Today our special guest stars are an amazing set of women. Las Damas De Bel...
10/10/2020

We are going strong on the phones yet again!

Today our special guest stars are an amazing set of women. Las Damas De Belmont Cragin is a new organization that is fighting for our community!

They do so much, serving on LSCs, Park Advisory Boards and running small businesses. Now, they are fighting for Joe Biden, and they urge you to make your voting plan and request a yard sign!

https://bit.ly/36thWardDems

#LasDamasForBiden #24days #BidenForPresident

If you are reading this, the most important election of your lifetime is no more than 26 days away. Want to get involved...
10/08/2020

If you are reading this, the most important election of your lifetime is no more than 26 days away. Want to get involved? Need a sign? 773.630.3644.

09/30/2020

After last night’s debate, we see what the stakes are. It is time for action! Join me, special guest Congressman Mike Quigley and the 36th Ward Democrats this Saturday for a Zoom meeting & phonebank @ 10am. Text/call 773.630.3644 to get the zoom info.

Wow. Wow. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are awesome. Truly exceptional. We are lucky to have f...
09/26/2020

Wow. Wow. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are awesome. Truly exceptional. We are lucky to have friends like these guys. Want to get involved? Call/text 773.630.3644. #BestTeamInTheCity #BestTeamInTheWorld

Want a sign?: https://bit.ly/36thWardDems

🚨TOMORROW: Dick Durbin & Chuy Garcia are in the house! Join me, the 36th Ward Democrats, and these two IL powerhouses to...
09/26/2020

🚨TOMORROW: Dick Durbin & Chuy Garcia are in the house! Join me, the 36th Ward Democrats, and these two IL powerhouses to discuss the election by Zoom @ 10am. Text/call 773.630.3644 to get the link.

We have another friend joining us for tomorrows meeting!This is one not to miss! Text 773.630.3644 for the Zoom link. 3 ...
09/25/2020

We have another friend joining us for tomorrows meeting!

This is one not to miss! Text 773.630.3644 for the Zoom link.

3 hints:

1. He has been our friend for a long time.
2. He has been a huge supporter of both DACA and the DREAM Act from the start.
3. He has helped us fight for proper resources for the US Postal Service across the 36th Ward.

Who ya got?

BIG meeting tomorrow! Its always great to hear from Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia! Somehow, with everything going on, ...
09/25/2020

BIG meeting tomorrow! Its always great to hear from Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia! Somehow, with everything going on, it seems more important than ever.

Text 773.630.3644 to register!

40 days left...Make a voting plan.Get a sign.Volunteer.Questions? 773.630.3644
09/24/2020

40 days left...

Make a voting plan.
Get a sign.
Volunteer.
Questions? 773.630.3644

The 36th Ward Democrats had a huge week on the phones! 👍 Florida 👀   Virginia 👀   Wisconsin 👀Want to get involved? THIS ...
09/22/2020

The 36th Ward Democrats had a huge week on the phones! 👍

Florida 👀 Virginia 👀 Wisconsin 👀

Want to get involved? THIS Saturday we are going to have a conversation with Congressman Garcia, join us by texting 773.630.3644.

New signs are here! Request yours now: https://bit.ly/36thWardDems

New yard signs now available NOW!We will be hand delivering them, but you need you to complete this form first: https://...
09/21/2020

New yard signs now available NOW!

We will be hand delivering them, but you need you to complete this form first: https://bit.ly/36thWardDems

36th Ward residents and volunteers will get first preference. Want to get involved? Fill out the form or text us at 773.630.3644

43 days until Election Day! Can't wait? Request your Vote by Mail ballot right now: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html

Please join the New 36th Ward Democrats this Saturday at 10am for a fun pajama themed Zoom phonebank. We will have a spe...
09/17/2020

Please join the New 36th Ward Democrats this Saturday at 10am for a fun pajama themed Zoom phonebank. We will have a special guest & there will be raffle prize. Send a message or call/text to get Zoom link.

09/14/2020

“Got a voting plan?”

Whether you decide to vote from home/by mail, early vote or vote at the polling place, please make your plan today. We are 50 days away from the election and now is the time to make that voting plan. Please feel free reach out to our organization if you need assistance or to volunteer. The 36th Ward Democratic Organization number is (773) 630-3644 and our email is [email protected]

Gilbert Villegas
36th Ward Committeeperson

The new 36th Ward Democratic Organization is ready. Interested in getting involved? Call or text 773.630.3644. #52days #...
09/12/2020

The new 36th Ward Democratic Organization is ready.

Interested in getting involved? Call or text 773.630.3644. #52days #whatsyourvotingplan

🚨Join me tomorrow for a special Zoom meeting at 10am. In this first meeting since I was elected Democratic Committeeman,...
09/11/2020

🚨Join me tomorrow for a special Zoom meeting at 10am. In this first meeting since I was elected Democratic Committeeman, we will discuss our plan for November, with a special announcement too. If you would like to join the zoom, private message or call/text 773.630.3644 today. See you tomorrow!

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6936 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL
60707

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