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Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D)
8th District

Photograph of Representative  </span><span class="heading notranslate">La Shawn K. Ford (D)
 

Springfield Office:
239-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5962
(217) 557-4502 FAX
District Office:
5051 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL  60651
(773) 750-0866
Email: repford@lashawnford.com

Years served: January 2007 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Higher Education (Chairperson); Financial Institutions; Personnel & Pensions; Public Utilities; Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee; Special Subcommittee (FIN).

Biography: B.S., Loyola University Chicago. Former Chicago Public Schools teacher, still certified. Licensed real estate broker and insurance agent. Chair of House Democratic Task Force to Increase State Government Business Opportunities for Minority-Owned Enterprises and Small Businesses. Chair of Firearm Public Awareness Task Force. Co-founder of West Side Heroin Task Force. 2018 Nelson Mandela Award for Justice Honoree from Westside Health Authority, in recognition of tireless service and outstanding contributions in fostering peace and fighting for justice on the West Side of Chicago. Representative since 2007.


Associated Senator(s): Kimberly A. Lightford