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  Schakowsky, Janice D. "Jan"
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NameJanice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
Address1101 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202, United States
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Born May 26, 1944 (75 years)
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InfoJanice "Jan" D. Schakowsky

Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District on November 3, 1998, after serving for eight years in the Illinois State Assembly.

Schakowsky, who serves on the House Democratic Leadership team as Chief Deputy Whip, is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where she will work to accomplish her top priority in Congress -- providing universal healthcare coverage for all Americans.

A citizen advocate, grassroots organizer, and elected public official, Schakowsky has fought throughout her career for economic and social justice and improved quality of life for all; for an end to violence against women; and for a national investment in healthcare, public education and housing needs.

In the House, Schakowsky has won major legislative victories to increase federal assistance for abused women and children and to protect the rights of battered immigrant women; to reform election laws guaranteeing that no registered voter is turned away at the poll; to expand housing opportunities for low-income people; and to assist small business owners and farmers.

A longtime consumer advocate, who in 1969 led the fight that put freshness dates on products sold in the supermarket, Schakowsky carries on that tradition in Congress with efforts to safeguard the rights of victims of identity theft and to protect consumers from predatory lenders. A champion for the nation’s seniors, Schakowsky is actively engaged in the campaign for seniors and persons with disabilities to access affordable prescription drugs. Schakowsky is also working to ensure that seniors receive quality home, hospice, and nursing care.

Schakowsky is an active member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and is a champion of expanding our nation’s hate crime laws. .

Prior to her election to Congress, Schakowsky represented the 18th District in the Illinois General Assembly for eight years. She served as a Democratic Floor Leader and as Secretary of the Conference of Women Legislators.

For twenty years prior to her election to the State House, Schakowsky fought for the public interest and rights of Illinois citizens. As Program Director of Illinois Public Action (1976-1985), the state’s largest public interest organization, she fought for energy reform and stronger protection from toxic chemicals. As Director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens from 1985-1990, she organized across the state for lower cost prescription drugs and tax relief for seniors, financial protection for the spouses of nursing home residents and other benefits for the elderly. She has been deeply involved in the fight to protect women’s reproductive freedom.

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. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 03, 2010 12:55pm Editorial Why I Voted Against the Bowles-Simpson Deficit Reduction Plan  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 11, 2008 02:00pm News Schakowsky Will Run For Senate In Illinois  Article COSDem 
Mar 05, 2005 09:00am Editorial You be the Judge of Schakowsky's True Intentions  Article Mr. Politics 
Oct 25, 2004 12:00am Commentary Schakowsky's "radical" votes don't dent her popularity  Article COSDem 
Mar 11, 2004 12:00am News Congresswomans husband indicted  Article None Entered 
Dec 22, 2003 12:00am Endorsement Gutierrez, Schakowsky, lend backing to Dean  Article COSDem 

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RACES
  03/17/2020 IL District 09 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 IL District 09 Won 73.49% (+46.97%)
  03/20/2018 IL District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 IL District 09 Won 66.47% (+32.96%)
  03/15/2016 IL District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 IL - District 09 Won 66.06% (+32.15%)
  11/06/2012 IL - District 09 Won 66.24% (+32.61%)
  03/20/2012 IL District 9 - D Primary Won 91.85% (+83.70%)
  11/02/2010 IL - District 09 Won 66.34% (+35.20%)
  02/02/2010 IL District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 IL - District 09 Won 74.66% (+52.67%)
  02/05/2008 IL District 09-D Primary Won 87.94% (+75.89%)
  11/07/2006 IL - District 09 Won 74.59% (+49.17%)
  03/21/2006 IL District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/17/2006 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Lost 0.00% (-57.14%)
  11/02/2004 IL - District 09 Won 75.74% (+51.49%)
  03/16/2004 IL - District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 IL District 9 Won 70.27% (+43.44%)
  11/07/2000 IL District 9 Won 76.43% (+52.85%)
  11/03/1998 IL District 9 Won 74.60% (+51.47%)
  03/17/1998 IL District 9 - D Primary Won 45.14% (+10.74%)
  11/05/1996 IL State House 018 Won 83.41% (+66.82%)
  11/08/1994 IL State House 018 Won 78.28% (+56.55%)
  11/03/1992 IL State House 018 Won 78.52% (+59.05%)
  11/06/1990 IL State House 004 Won 63.59% (+27.17%)
  03/20/1990 IL State House 004 - D Primary Won 54.62% (+9.25%)
  11/04/1986 Cook County Board - Suburban Cook County Lost 6.41% (-2.67%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/12/2009 IL US Senate - Appointment Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL District 03 - D Primary - Mar 17, 2020 D Marie Newman
Chicago Mayor - Feb 26, 2019 D Toni Preckwinkle
Chicago Ward 46 - Feb 26, 2019 D James Cappleman
Chicago Ward 47 - Feb 26, 2019 N Eileen Dordek
Democratic Caucus Chair - Nov 28, 2018 D Barbara Lee
IL District 14 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Matt Brolley
IL District 06 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Kelly Mazeski
IL District 03 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Marie Newman
IL District 13 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
IL Attorney General - D Primary - Mar 20, 2018 D Nancy Rodkin Rotering
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
IL District 08 - D Primary - Mar 15, 2016 D Raja Krishnamoorthi
IL District 2 - Special D Primary - Feb 26, 2013 D Robin Kelly
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Bill Foster
Chicago Mayor - Feb 22, 2011 D Rahm Emanuel
Cook County Assessor - Nov 02, 2010 D Forrest Claypool
IL - District 10 - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Julie Hamos
IL Governor - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Pat Quinn
Cook County Board President - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Toni Preckwinkle
ME District 01 - D Primary - Jun 10, 2008 D Chellie Pingree
Cook County State's Attorney - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Larry Suffredin
IL State Senate 07-D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Heather Steans
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
IL - District 17 - Nov 07, 2006 D Phil Hare
IL District 06 - D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Tammy Duckworth
IL Treasurer- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
Cook County Board President- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Forrest Claypool
Cook County Sheriff- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Tom Dart
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Barack Obama
IL US President - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Howard Dean
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C00327023 SCHAKOWSKY FOR CONGRESS $ 596945.31