CHLI Leadership in Public service Award Honorees
Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10)
Congressman Jeff Denham represents the
10th District of California in the
U.S. House of Representatives. His district
includes all of Stanislaus County and part
of San Joaquin County. He was first elected
to Congress in 2010, and is currently serving
a third term in the 114th Congress. He is the
first Republican to join over 100 Democrats
to support an immigration reform bill that
could give millions of undocumented
people a path to citizenship.
Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05)
Mike Quigley was elected to Congress to
represent Illinois’ 5th District on
April 7, 2009. A former Cook County
Commissioner who began his career
through community service in the
Lakeview neighborhood, Mike has served
his community for more than thirty years.
His election to Congress was an opportunity
to take his unique style of reform-minded
politics, which Chicagoans have known for
years, from Cook County to Washington.
CHLI International Leadership Award
Venezuelan Opposition Leader
Leopoldo Lopez is a Venezuelan politician,
democratic activist, and political prisoner,
according to the UN and the OAS, various
governments and human rights groups.
Recognized by Amnesty International as a
prisoner of conscience, Leopoldo is
imprisoned for peacefully challenging the
authoritatian Venezuelan government
through constitutional means. Involved in
politics from a young age, Leopoldo founded
the political party, Voluntad Popular, and was
Mayor of Chacao Municipality in Caracas from 2000 to 2008.