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Representative Justin Slaughter (D)
27th District

Photograph of Representative  Justin Slaughter (D)

Springfield Office:
249-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-0010
District Office:
1234 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL  60643
(773) 445-9700

Years served: January 2017 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Higher Education; Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT; Economic Opportunity & Equity (Vice-Chairperson); Gaming; Judiciary - Criminal (Chairperson); Public Utilities; Criminal Administration and Enforce (Sub-Chairperson); Firearms and Firearm Safety (Sub-Chairperson); Juv. Jus. and Sys. Involved Youth (Sub-Chairperson); Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal (Sub-Chairperson); Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Reg (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Full-time state legislator; Former Legislative Coordinator in the Offices of the Cook County Bureau of Administration and the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners; Former Policy Advisor for Governor Pat Quinn; Former Deputy Director at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice; Former District Director for Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore and Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul; B.A., Political Science, University of Chicago; Master's of Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University; A native Chicagoan, Slaughter grew up on the South Side in the Washington Heights community where he currently still resides.

Associated Senator(s): Emil Jones, III