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{{tnr}}'''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.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky''' (b. May 26, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Schakowsky was first elected by voters from [[Illinois' 9th congressional district]] in 1998.  
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schakowsky is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''Gov Track'' "Schakowsky" Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Schakowksy serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the [[Democratic]] caucus for the [[113th Congress]].<ref>[http://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/hoyer-announces-whip-team-113th-congress ''Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer'' "Hoyer Announces Whip Team for the 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
 
Schakowksy serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the [[Democratic]] caucus for the [[113th Congress]].<ref>[http://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/hoyer-announces-whip-team-113th-congress ''Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer'' "Hoyer Announces Whip Team for the 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Schakowsky serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
 
Schakowsky serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade - ''Ranking Member''
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**Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
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**Subcommittee on Health
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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**Subcommittee on Oversight - ''Ranking Member''
  
 
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Schakowsky won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Joe Barry Pollak ([[Republican|R]]) and Simon Ribeiro ([[Green]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schakowsky's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Jan Schakowsky 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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|Cash on Hand 1 =300014.92
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/596/13964050596/13964050596.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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|Total Contributions 2 =285748.82
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|Expenditures 2=239991.84
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|Cash on Hand 2 =345771.90
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Jan Schakowsky 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Jan Schakowsky 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schakowsky's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/browse_by_representative/index/letter/S.html LegiStorm "Jan Schakowsky"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schakowsky is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''Gov Track'' "Schakowsky" Accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schakowsky (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schakowsky, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
 
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====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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===Lifetime missed votes===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Schakowsky missed 202 of 9,871 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 2.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/janice_schakowsky/400360 ''GovTrack,'' "Jan Schakowsky," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/browse_by_representative/index/letter/S.html LegiStorm "Jan Schakowsky"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schakowsky (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004724&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schakowsky, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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*[http://schakowsky.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://schakowsky.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.janschakowsky.org/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.janschakowsky.org/ Official campaign website]
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:11, 29 July 2013

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
Campaign $$8,227,676
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 in Chicago, Illinois) 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]

Schakowksy serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the Democratic caucus for the 113th Congress.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schakowsky is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Schakowsky was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in elementary education.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schakowsky serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Schakowsky served on the following committees:[3]

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.[5]

Elections

2012

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

Schakowsky won re-election in November.[6] 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 District 9 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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schakowsky is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schakowsky raised a total of $8,227,676 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[14]

Jan Schakowsky's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,350,902
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,520,106
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,408,942
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,138,224
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $1,098,204
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $861,461
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 9) Won $849,837
Grand Total Raised $8,227,676

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schakowsky's reports.[15]

Jan Schakowsky (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]4/15/2013$273,011.52$174,490.69$(147,487.29)$300,014.92
July Quarterly[17]7/13/2013$300,014.92$285,748.82$(239,991.84)$345,771.90
Running totals
$460,239.51$(387,479.13)

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.[18]

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.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 9th Congressional District, 2010 - Jan Schakowsky Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,520,106
Total Spent $1,633,678
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $677,066
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $703,272
Top contributors to Jan Schakowsky's campaign committee
JStreetPAC$15,545
Jenner & Block$13,250
Sidley Austin LLP$12,100
State of Illinois$10,850
Teamsters Union$10,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$210,925
Health Professionals$98,200
Pro-Israel$77,419
Business Services$57,600
Retired$55,875

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schakowsky is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 17, 2013.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Janice D. Schakowsky has voted with the Democratic Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 105th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[23]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schakowsky missed 202 of 9,871 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

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.[25]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Schakowsky is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Schakowsky's staff was given an apparent $34,200.00 in bonus money.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]

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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.[29]

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  29. Jan Schakowsky Democrat for Congress "About" Accessed November 2, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Sidney Yates
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 9
1999–present
Succeeded by
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