Rep. Ugaste Explains Vote Against Chicago School Board Bill (Video)

The Illinois House approved a bill on Thursday in regards to the Chicago School Board, with the legislation calling for half of the 20-member board to be elected by voters and the other half appointed by the Chicago Mayor. The measure passed the Senate earlier in the week and now heads to the Governor’s desk for formal approval.

An article from the Chicago Tribune explains the legislation and includes a quote from me on the House Floor explaining why I voted against the bill. House sends hybrid elected school board bill to Pritzker (

For my full Floor Remarks, see the video below.