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Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
8th District

Photograph of Representative  La Shawn K. Ford (D)

Springfield Office:
239-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5962
(217) 557-4502 FAX
District Office:
4800 W. Chicago Ave.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 378-5902
(773) 378-5903 FAX
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Years served: January 2007 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Human Services; Health Care Availability Access (Vice-Chairperson); Health Care Licenses; Small Business Empowerment & Workfo (Chairperson); Restorative Justice (Chairperson); Tollway Oversight (Vice-Chairperson); Veterans' Affairs.

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.

Associated Senator(s): Kimberly A. Lightford