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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||George Sangmeister|
|Succeeded by||Chuy García|
|Member of the Chicago City Council
from Ward 26
May 2, 1986 – December 12, 1992
|Preceded by||Michael Nardulli|
|Succeeded by||Billy Ocasio|
Luis Vicente Gutiérrez
December 10, 1953
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northeastern Illinois University|
Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (born December 10, 1953) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district, from 1993 to 2019. From 1986 until his election to Congress, he served as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 26th ward.
Gutiérrez is a member of the Democratic Party and was part of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In the 113th Congress, with his 20 years of service, Gutiérrez became, along with Bobby Rush, the longest serving member of the Illinois House delegation.
In November 2017, Gutierrez announced that he would retire from Congress at the end of his current term, and not seek re-election in 2018.
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Mayor Harold Washington was a key backer of Gutierrez's 1986 bid for 26th ward alderman.
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