Mary Dixon

Health Justice Policy Director

Ms. Dixon has served as the Legislative Director for the ACLU of Illinois since June of 1992. Her duties include testifying before Illinois House and Senate committees, bill analysis, working in coalition to advance or defeat legislation, drafting affirmative legislation and amendments, and coordination with legislators and staff on an array of issues, including criminal and juvenile justice, HIV/AIDS, racial justice, LGBT equality, reproductive rights and First Amendment freedoms.

Prior to working for the ACLU of IL Ms. Dixon worked for six years as an Assistant Public Defender in Kane County, Illinois. She is a member of the Illinois Bar, a graduate of Purdue University and Valparaiso School of Law.