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Jan Schakowsky
Janice D. Schakowsky.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSidney Yates (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Personal
BirthdayMay 26, 1944
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionNon-Profit Program Director
Net worth$207,511
ReligionReform Judaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jan Schakowsky campaign logo
Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (b. May 26, 1944) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Schakowsky was first elected by voters from Illinois' 9th congressional district in 1998. Schakowsky defeated challenger Simon Ribeiro in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and defeated challenger Timothy Wolfe (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schakowsky is a "far-left Democratic leader".[2]

Schakowksy serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the Democratic caucus for the 113th Congress.[3]

Biography

Schakowsky was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in elementary education.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schakowsky serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Schakowsky served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Schakowsky voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Schakowsky won re-election in November.[7] Schakowsky ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 9th District. Schakowsky ran on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Schakowsky defeated challenger Simon Ribeiro in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Candidate Timothy Wolfe run unopposed in the Republican primary and was defeated by Schakowsky in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJan Schakowsky Incumbent 66.3% 194,869
     Republican Timothy Wolfe 33.7% 98,924
Total Votes 293,793
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Schakowsky Incumbent 91.9% 48,124
Simon Ribeiro 8.1% 4,270
Total Votes 52,394

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schakowsky won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Joe Barry Pollak (R) and Simon Ribeiro (Green) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 9th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice D. Schakowsky Incumbent 66.3% 117,553
     Republican Joe Barry Pollak 31.1% 55,182
     Green Simon Ribeiro 2.5% 4,472
Total Votes 177,207

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schakowsky won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schakowsky's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,902 and spent $1,338,067.[9]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schakowsky won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schakowsky's campaign committee raised a total of $1,520,106 and spent $1,633,678.[10]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schakowsky paid her congressional staff a total of $1,219,538 in 2011. She ranks 8th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 8th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schakowsky's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $10,024 and $404,999. That averages to $207,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 6.95% from 2010.[12]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schakowsky's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $12,025 and $433,999. That averages to $223,012, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[13]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schakowsky ranked 24th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[14]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schakowsky ranked 46th in the liberal rankings.[15]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Janice D. Schakowsky voted with the Democratic Party 93 of the time, which ranked 77 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[16]

Recent news

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Personal

Schakowsky resides in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband Robert Creamer. She has three children, Ian, Mary, and stepdaughter Lauren Creamer, and four grandchildren, Isabel, Eve, Lucy, and William.[17]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Sidney Yates
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 9
1999–present
Succeeded by
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