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Pritzker Administration Adds Sol Flores as Deputy Governor


 J.B. Pritzker administration announced today that Sol Flores will be one of his Deputy Governors.

 Flores is the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness.

 Flores built La Casa Norte from the bottom up with two employees with a $200,000 annual budget to an 80-employee, multi-million-dollar organization that delivers inspiration, hope, and critical services to the lives of homeless families, single parents, victims of domestic violence and abandoned youth. She has served on numerous working groups and commissions as a tireless advocate. 

Flores currently serves on the board of directors at the Latino Policy Forum, The Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, Community Renewal Society, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation and Kuumba Lynx. Flores was raised by a single mother who came to Chicago from Puerto Rico and has been recognized as a national Champion of Change for her work by the Obama White House.

Attorney Jesse Ruiz, Partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, was also appointed as a Deputy Governor.