Representative Eddie Washington (D) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
|200-8 S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 558-1092 FAX|
|141A S Genesee St.|
|Waukegan, IL 60085 |
|(847) 623-6078 FAX|
|Years served: 2003-Present|
Committee assignments: Labor; Homeland Security & Emergency Prepa; Mass Transit; Prison Reform (Chairperson); Appropriations-Human Services; Appropriations-Public Safety (Vice-Chairperson); Housing and Urban Development (Chairperson); Regional Equity, Mass Transit Subco; Committee of the Whole.
Biography: A native of East St. Louis. Moved to Waukegan in 1985, where he became a Correction Deputy Officer for the Lake County Sheriff Department. He started the first African American Police League of Waukegan and North Chicago. Created P.O.W.E.R (People Organized and Working for Equal Respect) organization. Became the first African American to be elected as Trustee to the North Shore Sanitary Dostrict and the first to serve as Democratic Chairman of Waukegan's Democratic Organization. He is a Southern Illinois University (SIU) Edwardsville/East St. Louis Alumni majoring in Political Science/Journalism. He is a recent graduate of the College of Lake County. He is married and the father of seven.