Edgar Fellow Rep. Chris Welch (class of 2016) named speaker of the Illinois House

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Edgar Fellow Rep. Chris Welch (class of 2016) named speaker of the Illinois House

Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch made history this week when he took the gavel as the first Black speaker of the Illinois House. Welch is a Democrat from Hillside and has served in the General Assembly since 2013. He is a member of the Edgar Fellows Program class of 2016. Read more about Welch.