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Senator Heather A. Steans (D) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
7th District

Photograph of Senator  Heather A. Steans (D)

Springfield Office:
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8492
(217) 782-2115 FAX
District Office:
5533 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-1717
(773) 769-6901 FAX
Years served: Appointed February 2008 - Present

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Appropriations I (Chair); Appropriations II; Environment (Vice-Chair); Human Services; Public Health; Subcommittee on Special Issues (Sub-Chair); Subcommittee on Medicaid (Sub-Chair).

Biography: Born May 8, 1963, in Lake Forest, IL; B.A. in Urban Studies from Princeton; M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former budget director, WI Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and former strategic planner, Chicago Public Schools; married (husband, Leo Smith) with three children.

Associated Senator(s): Greg Harris
 Kelly M. Cassidy