Sandoval-Community LeaderCicero, Illinois – State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-11) met with Gerardo Salinas to discuss policy for people with disabilities in the State of Illinois. Salinas lost his vision when he was 12 and since then has worked to succeed in many ways, including moving to the United States from Mexico and recently graduating with honors from Daley Community College.

“I applaud Gerardo for his determination to succeed and his willingness to give back,” said Senator Sandoval.

"I refuse to let my disability hold me back,” said Salinas. “I want to work with my senator to help create laws that would facilitate living with a disability."

Salinas plans on continuing his education, working towards a bachelors degree in political science before attending law school.

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Springfield Office:
Senator 12th District
111 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-5304

District Office:
5807 W. 35th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
708-656-2002