Representative Eddie Washington (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
|200-8S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 558-1092 FAX|
|141A S. Genesee St.|
|Waukegan, IL 60085 |
|(847) 623-6078 FAX|
|Years served: 2003 - 2010 (Deceased)|
Committee assignments: Workers' Compensation.
Biography: A native of East St. Louis, Washington moved to Waukegan in 1985, where he became a Corrections Deputy Officer for the Lake County Sheriff's Department. He started the first African American Police League of Waukegan and North Chicago. Also created the equal rights advocacy organization P.O.W.E.R (People Organized and Working for Equal Respect). Became the first African American to be elected as Trustee to the North Shore Sanitary District and the first to serve as Chairman of Waukegan's Democratic Organization. He is a Southern Illinois University (SIU) Edwardsville/East St. Louis Alumni and majored in Political Science/Journalism. He is a recent graduate of the College of Lake County. He is married and the father of seven.