Kwame Raoul

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Kwame Raoul
Kwame Raoul.jpg
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.[2]

Illinois State Senate, District 13 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kwame Raoul (D) 52,254 100.0%

Raoul ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[3]


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).[4]

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.[5]

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[6].


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