About Lakesia Collins

“A Working Voice for Working Families”

As a nursing home worker, she was overworked and underpaid. As a single mom of three boys, she’s keenly aware of the safety concerns our children face each and every day.

Lakesia has spent her adult life caring for and fighting for others. Working in nursing homes that were understaffed, she knows the impacts of low staffing levels and heavy workloads have on both workers and patients. That’s why she became a leader in her union,

SEIU Healthcare Illinois. She helped to pass a groundbreaking nursing home reform bill in 2010 that raised standards and became a model for the rest of the country to follow. Just this year, Lakesia worked to help pass the Fair Tax legislation and the $15 minimum wage.

Lakesia is a working voice for working families for a change. As State Senator of Illinois 5th district, she fights for a better future for all of us.