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Rita Mayfield is a lifelong resident of the Waukegan/North Chicago area and is a graduate of Waukegan West High School.
Mayfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia College in Computer Information Systems and earned a Master of Science degree from Benedictine University in Management and Organization Behavior with an emphasis in Organization Development.
She has more than 30 years experience in public service dating back to high school where she first volunteered as a reader at the VA Medical Center in North Chicago.
Mayfield previously served as vice president of the Waukegan Board of Education and is currently serving the community as the first African American female elected to the position of 60th District State Representative. She is also the chair of the Legislative House Black Caucus.
Mayfield is dedicated to giving back to the community and making a positive difference in the lives others.