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Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D)
8th District

Photograph of Representative  </span><span class="heading notranslate">La Shawn K. Ford (D)

Springfield Office:
239-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5962
(217) 557-4502 FAX
District Office:
5051 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL  60651
(773) 378-5902

Years served: January 2007 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Appropriations-Human Services; Financial Institutions (Chairperson); Higher Education; Insurance: Property & Casualty; Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Ind. (Vice-Chairperson); Restorative Justice (Chairperson); Veterans' Affairs; Social Change Subcommittee.

Biography: Licensed real estate broker and insurance agent. B.S., Loyola University Chicago. Former Chicago Public Schools teacher. Serves on Boards of Directors of Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board for a Children's Museum in Austin, Peace Corner Youth Center, Fathers Who Care, Prevention Partnership, and the External Advisory Board for Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). Awards include: Archdiocese of Chicago "Christifideles" and "Augustus Tolton" awards; the Chicago Association of Realtors "Outstanding Achievement" and "Excellence in Performance" awards; and one of Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers in 2010 by the Urban Business Roundtable. Representative since 2007.

Associated Senator(s): Kimberly A. Lightford