Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D)
|239-E Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 557-4502 FAX|
|5051 W Chicago Ave.|
|Chicago, IL 60651 |
|Years served: January 2007 - Present|
Committee assignments: Appropriations-Higher Education (Chairperson); Financial Institutions; Personnel & Pensions; Public Utilities; Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee; Special Subcommittee (FIN).
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.