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Senator Heather Steans (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
7th District

Photograph of Senator  Heather Steans (D)

Springfield Office:
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8492
District Office:
5533 North Broadway
Chicago, IL  60640
(773) 769-1717
(773) 769-6901 FAX
Years served: Appointed February 2008 - Present

Committee assignments: Human Services; Appropriations II; Public Health; Education (Vice-Chair); Environment (Vice-Chair); Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Amendments (Sub-Chair); Deficit Reduction; Subcomm.Medicaid &Provider Rate Ref; Subcommittee on Special Issues; Subcommittee - Nursing Home Care (Sub-Chair); Subcomm. Children's Health Issues; Special Comm. on Medicaid Reform (Co-Chair).

Biography: Born May 8, 1963, in Lake Forest, IL; B.A. in Urban Studies from Princeton; M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former budget director, WI Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and former strategic planner, Chicago Public Schools; married (husband, Leo Smith) with three children.

Associated Senator(s): Harry Osterman
 Greg Harris