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Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)
17th District

Photograph of Representative  Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)

Springfield Office:
248-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-4194
District Office:
1812 Waukegan Road
Suite B
Glenview, IL  60025
(847) 486-8810
Years served: January 2019 - Present

Committee assignments: Higher Education; Immigration & Human Rights (Vice-Chairperson); Judiciary - Civil (Chairperson); Judiciary - Criminal; Civil Procedure & Tort Liability; Family Law & Probate; Commercial & Property; Higher Ed-Campus Activities (Sub-Chairperson); Firearms and Firearm Safety; Constitutional Law.

Biography: Full-time legislator; human rights attorney; B.A., Indiana University, J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, L.L.M, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; former litigation attorney at Winston and Strawn; founding member and co-chair of the Illinois Unaccompanied Children's Task Force; former Director of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic; former board member of the Glenview Education Foundation; lives in Glenview with her husband and three sons.

Associated Senator(s): Laura Fine