Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois)

Representative
Jan Schakowsky

(D) Illinois, 9th District

  • Age: 70 (born May 26, 1944)
  • Time in Office:  16 years
  • Next run for election:  2014
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At a Glance

How likely will Rep. Schakowsky vote with Democrats?

this term
88%
career
92%

How often is Rep. Schakowsky present to vote?

present to vote
98%

Biography

  • Born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, May 26, 1944
  • Attended Sullivan High School, Chicago, Ill.
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., 1965
  • Director, Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens, 1985-1990
  • Member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1990-1998
  • Elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present).