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Senator Heather A. Steans (D) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
7th District

Photograph of Senator  </span><span class="heading notranslate">Heather A. Steans (D)

Springfield Office:
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8492
(217) 782-2115 FAX
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 (Chairperson); Executive; Environment (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations II; Public Health; Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Civil Rights (Sub-Chairperson); Sub on Mental Health Issues; Advisory Committee on Healthcare.

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 Senator(s): Greg Harris
 Kelly M. Cassidy