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Martinez holds annual Family Wellness and Back to School Fair

martinez fair1 080918Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) held her annual Family Wellness and Back to School Fair on August 9, joined by co-host State Representative Jaime Andrade Jr. (D-Chicago), along with Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Alderman Deb Mell and Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr.

“For students to have a great school year, they need to start school healthy,” Martinez said. “With health care costs being so high, this event is an amazing opportunity for parents to get free services for their children like dental work and school physicals.”

martinez fair2 080918Kids received school bags and supplies and were able to get physicals, immunizations, dental and vision screenings. Services were also available for adults, including health screenings, CountyCare Health Insurance registration and assistance from the Illinois Secretary of State.

Representatives from the City of Chicago CityKey Program were also on site.

Senator Iris Y. Martinez

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Majority Caucus Chair
20th District

Years served:
2003 - Present
 
Committee assignments: Education; Energy; Gaming; Labor; Licensed Activities and Pensions (Chairperson); Transportation.

Biography: Born Feb. 25, 1956, in Chicago; earned her bachelor's degree in public policy and administration from Northeastern Illinois University in 2009; elected president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. She is also the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Co-Chair; has one daughter.