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Springfield Office:
Senator 13th District
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5338
District Office:
1013 East 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1996
(773) 363-5099 FAX

Years served: 1997 - Present

Committee assignments: Welfare; Sen. Comm. Whole; Health & Human Services (Chair).

Biography: Attorney; born Aug. 4, 1961, in Hawaii; bachelor's degree, Columbia University, NY, 1983; graduate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, 1991; chair, The Chicago Annebery Challenge; board member, Woods Fund of Chicago; "40 under 40" award, Crain's Chicago Business, 1993; married (wife, Michelle).