Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia represents Illinois’ 4th congressional district. He filled the seat in 2018 after former Rep. and JStreetPAC endorsee Luis Gutierrez retired. Garcia has served in various roles in Chicago and Illinois government since 1984, including most recently as a Cook County Board of Commissioners. Garcia emerged as a progressive leader in Chicago during his 2015 mayoral campaign.
Garcia supports a two-state solution, with the US playing an even-handed role in negotiations. In his view, any action by the US to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem must be part of a final, mutually agreed upon resolution to the conflict. On the question of foreign aid, Garcia has pledged to support U.S. assistance intended to make both the Israelis and the Palestinians secure and to strengthen their economies and self-governing capacities. In Congress, he is committed to supporting the aspirations of both the Jewish and Palestinian peoples.