Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D)
|Senator 8th District|
|239-E Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 557-4502 FAX|
|Years served: January 2007 - Present|
Committee assignments: Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Appropriations-Human Services; Financial Institutions (Chairperson); Higher Education; Insurance: Property & Casualty; Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Ind. (Vice-Chairperson); Restorative Justice (Chairperson); Veterans' Affairs; Social Change Subcommittee.
Biography: Licensed real estate broker and insurance agent. B.S., Loyola University Chicago. Former Chicago Public Schools teacher. Serves on Boards of Directors of Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board for a Children's Museum in Austin, Peace Corner Youth Center, Fathers Who Care, Prevention Partnership, and the External Advisory Board for Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). Awards include: Archdiocese of Chicago "Christifideles" and "Augustus Tolton" awards; the Chicago Association of Realtors "Outstanding Achievement" and "Excellence in Performance" awards; and one of Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers in 2010 by the Urban Business Roundtable. Representative since 2007.