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|47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|
Assumed office |
January 12, 2015
|Preceded by||Sheila Simon|
November 12, 1970|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Florida International University|
John Marshall Law School,
Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti (born November 12, 1970) is the 47th and current Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Her term began January 12, 2015. Prior to being elected alongside Governor Bruce Rauner on November 4, 2014, she served on the Wheaton City Council.
Her first language is Spanish. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from Florida International University and a juris doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is an attorney and adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School.
Sanguinetti is the first Hispanic to be elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor in Illinois and is the first female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in the United States.
In 2010, Sanguinetti was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
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