Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
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Senator Heather A. Steans (D) - Previous General Assembly (100th)
7th District

Photograph of  Senator  Heather A. Steans (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 7th District
623 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8492
District Office:
5533 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-1717
(773) 769-6901 FAX

Years served: Appointed February 2008 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations I (Chair); Appropriations II (Vice-Chair); Committee of the Whole; Environment and Conservation; Executive; Government Reform; Human Services; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec (Chair); Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS) (Sub-Chair); Sub. on Consequences of Fed.Policy.

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

Associated Representative(s): Gregory Harris
 Kelly M. Cassidy