|Member of the Chicago City Council|
from the 36th ward
|Assumed office |
May 18, 2015
|Preceded by||Nicholas Sposato (redistricted)|
|Born||October 26, 1970|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Northeastern Illinois University (BA)|
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Unit||2nd Light Antiaircraft Missile Battalion|
Gilbert Villegas (born in Chicago on October 26, 1970) is an American politician serving as a member of the Chicago City Council from the 36th ward. The 36th ward includes Belmont-Cragin, Galewood, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Montclare and Portage Park.  Prior to his election to the Chicago City Council, he served as chief of staff of the Illinois Capital Development Board.
He was first official candidate to announce his bid for IL 3rd Congressional district, seat which has no incumbent.
In 2015, Villegas was elected as the 36th ward alderman. He was reelected in 2019. He is a member of the following committees; Aviation, Committees, Rules and Ethics, Economic, Capital and Technology Development, Health and Environmental Protection, Pedestrian and Traffic Safety, and Transportation and Public Way. He is also a member of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus.
In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Villegas endorsed Lori Lightfoot. During her transition, Lightfoot named Villegas to be her floor leader in the City Council as well as the economic development committee chair.
In November 2021, Villegas declared his candidacy for Illinois's 3rd congressional district in the 2022 election.