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Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
|Senator 8th District|
|275-S Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 557-4502 FAX|
|Years served: 2007 - Present|
Committee assignments: Insurance; Small Business Empowerment & Workfo (Chairperson); Tollway Oversight (Vice-Chairperson); Health & Healthcare Disparities; Housing; Veterans' Affairs; Tourism & Conventions; Higher Education; Health Exchanges Subcommittee.
Biography: Real estate entrepreneur and founder of Ford Desired Realty, Inc. Received his B.S. in Education from Loyola University in Chicago. Former history teacher and basketball coach for Chicago Public Schools. Licensed Illinois real estate broker, member of the Chicago and National Association of Realtors, board member of the Austin YMCA, board member of Circle Family Care, board member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, founding organizer of Zawadi Youth Group, and member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Parish Council and Finance Committee.