Happy Birthday to Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

Happy Birthday to Luis Gutiérrez, born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1953, to Puerto Rican parents.  Gutiérrez graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and worked as a teacher and social worker for 10 years. He served on the Chicago City Council for a number of years. In 1992, Gutiérrez won his Congressional race with 78% of the vote, and continues to serve in the US House of Representatives. Among his many contributions, Gutierrez led efforts on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to secure research funds for prosthetics programs. Gutierrez is a now a leader for immigrants rights on the national scene.

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