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Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
8th District

Photograph of Representative  La Shawn K. Ford (D)

Springfield Office:
275-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5962
(217) 557-4502 FAX
District Office:
5104 W. Chicago Ave.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 378-5902
(773) 378-5903 FAX
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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.

Associated Senator(s): Kimberly A. Lightford