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Representative William D. Burns (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
26th District

Photograph of Representative  William D. Burns (D)

Springfield Office:
284-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2023
(217) 782-8569 FAX
District Office:
435 E. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 924-2600
(773) 924-2690 FAX

Years served: 2009 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Health Care Availability Access; Health & Healthcare Disparities; Infrastructure; State Government Administration; Youth and Family; Minority Procurement (Sub-Chairperson); Joint Committee on Pier; Judiciary I - Civil Law.

Biography: Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Illinois Senate President; former Vice President of Program and Field Offices for the Chicago Urban League; former Education and Tax Policy Manager for the Metropolitan Planning Council; Community Outreach Coordinator for State Senator Barack Obama; Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama for Congress 2000; board member Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Mikva Challenge, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, the Blue Gargoyle Youth Service Center and the South East Chicago Commission; B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago; married (wife, Robin) and daughter, Athena.

Associated Senator(s): Kwame Raoul