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Senator Heather A. Steans (D) - Previous General Assembly (99th)
7th District

Photograph of  Senator  Heather A. Steans (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 7th District
122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8492
(217) 558-6006 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 (Chair); Executive; Environment and Conservation (Vice-Chair); Appropriations II (Vice-Chair); Committee of the Whole; Human Services; Sub on Issues Relating to DCFS; Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS) (Sub-Chair); Subcommittee on Civil Rights (Sub-Chair); Com. Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care (Chair).

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 Representative(s): Gregory Harris
 Kelly M. Cassidy