Dagmara "Dee" Avelar
Dee was born in Ecuador. When she was 12, her family immigrated to the U.S. and bought a home in Bolingbrook, where Dee still lives today. She belongs to the Bolingbrook High School Class of ‘05.
After earning a degree in justice studies at Northeastern Illinois University, Dee decided to dedicate her career to advocating for working families and she has helped hundreds of immigrants become proud American citizens. Dee is currently pursuing a masters degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a daughter, sister, immigrant, and longtime resident of Will County, Dee feels a responsibility to give back to the community that has given her so much.
“As the people of the 85th district, we need leadership in Springfield that puts people over profit. We are part of a diverse, growing community whose values are centered on seeing us thrive, not just survive.”