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Gilbert Villegas

Illinois-3, U.S. House of Representatives

  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran 

Villegas is a Gulf War veteran who proudly served overseas as a United States Marine (1988-1992) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Prior to deployment, he was assigned to the 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile (LAAM) Battalion in Yuma, Arizona.

Alderman Villegas created the first municipal Veterans Caucus in the United States and has recently worked with his colleagues to create a Veteran Business Enterprise Program to offer the same bid incentives previously offered to Minority and Women-Owned Businesses.