State Representative John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) was sworn into office in August of 2012 and was first elected to represent the 68th District in November of 2012. The 68th District includes areas of Rockford, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Loves Park, and Cherry Valley.

Originally from Texas, John and his family moved to Machesney Park at a very young age. He attended and graduated from Harlem High School in Machesney Park.  

John began serving his community by becoming a police officer for South Beloit and later transferring to Rockford where he became a detective. John has served almost 20 years as a police officer and is currently on a leave of absence from the Rockford Police Department.

John previously served as a Winnebago County Board member for District 8 and currently works part-time for Stewart & Associates.

Representative Cabello currently serves on five committees in the 101st General Assembly:

Appropriations-Public Safety (Republican Spokesperson)
Judiciary - Criminal
Labor & Commerce
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges