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Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Chief Deputy Whip

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Cook County Commission, 1986; Ill. House, 1991-99; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-present
Born: May 26, 1944; Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Evanston
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Robert Creamer; three children
Education: U. of Illinois, B.S. 1965
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade - Ranking Member; Health; Oversight & Investigations; Select Investigative Panel - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalJan Schakowsky (D) 141,00066.1
Susanne Atanus (R) 72,38433.9
2012generalJan Schakowsky (D) 194,86966.3
Timothy Wolfe (R) 98,92433.7
Hilaire Shioura (WRI) 80.0
Susanne Atanus (D) 60.0
2010generalJan Schakowsky (D) 117,55366.3
Joel Pollak (R) 55,18231.1
Simon Ribeiro (GREEN) 4,4722.5
2008generalJan Schakowsky (D) 181,94874.7
Michael Younan (R) 53,59322.0
Morris Shanfield (GREEN) 8,1403.3
2006generalJan Schakowsky (D) 122,85274.6
Michael Shannon (R) 41,85825.4
2004generalJan Schakowsky (D) 175,28275.7
Kurt Eckhardt (R) 56,13524.3
2002generalJan Schakowsky (D) 118,64270.3
Nicholas Duric (R) 45,30726.8
Stephanie Sailor (LIBERT) 4,8872.9
2000generalJan Schakowsky (D) 147,00276.4
Dennis Driscoll (R) 45,34423.6
1998generalJan Schakowsky (D) 107,87874.6
Herbert Sohn (R) 33,44823.1
Michael Ray (LIBERT) 3,2842.3
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Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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