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Representative LaShawn K. Ford (D) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
8th District

Photograph of  Representative  LaShawn K. Ford (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 8th District
247-E Stratton Office Bldg
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5962
District Office:
5104 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 378-5902
(773) 378-5903 FAX

Years served:

Committee assignments: Local Government; Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Adoption Reform; Pension Funds Management; Computer Technology; Elections & Campaign Reform; 8th District Education Oversight Su (Sub-Chairperson); Foreclosure, Subcommittee of Local (Sub-Chairperson); Disparities in Educational Achievem; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Real estate entrepreneur and founder of Ford Desired Realty, Inc. Received his B.S. in Education from Loyola University in Chicago. Former history teacher and basketball coach for Chicago Public Schools. Licensed Illinois real estate broker, member of the Chicago and National Association of Realtors, board member of the Austin YMCA, board member of Circle Family Care, board member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, founding organizer of Zawadi Youth Group, and member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Parish Council and Finance Committee.

Associated Representative(s): Kimberly A. Lightford