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Kwame Raoul

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Kwame Raoul
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Illinois State Senate District 13
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Kwame Raoul is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Raoul was first appointed to the Illinois Senate in 2004. Raoul was re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010.

Raoul graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from DePaul and his Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent Law. Before becoming a full-time Senator, Raoul was the President of Relationship Strategies International LLC.

Committee assignments

Raoul serves on these committees:



See Also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Raoul won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate with no opposition. The election took place on November 2, 2010. Raoul ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[2]


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Kwame Raoul won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 13 receiving 49,616 votes, ahead of Republican Charles Kinzer (5,743 votes).[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 13 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kwame Raoul (D) 49,616
Charles Kinzer (R) 5,743

Campaign Donors


In 2006, Raoul collected $311,665 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Citizens for Emil Jones Jr. $25,000
Oreal James $20,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $17,100
Friends of Clayborne $10,000
Friends of Will Burns $8,600
Comed $7,500
Illinois Credit Union League $6,170
Synchronous Solutions $6,000
Keith Hebeisen $6,000
Barbara Flynn Currie for State Representative $5,560
Timothy J. Rand $5,000
Oreal James $5,000
Northern Trust Co. $4,250
Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity $4,000
Ameren $4,000
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association $3,850
Illinois Realtors Association $3,650
Ariel Capital Management $3,550
Chicago Teachers Union $3,500
Illinois Venture Capital Association $3,500

District 13

Raoul represents Illinois Senate District 13. District 13 includes Chicago Skyway Region[5].


Kwame is married to Kali Raoul. They have two children and reside in Chicago, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 13
Succeeded by