James Clayborne, Jr.
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James Clayborne, Jr.

Democrat

American politician

Belleville, Illinois
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James Clayborne, Jr.

American politician
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Experience
57
Years of Age
24
Years of Experience
ILResidence (state)

James Clayborne Jr. (born December 29, 1963) was a member of the Illinois Senate representing the 57th District from his appointment in 1995 until 2019. The 57th District, located in the Metro East region includes all or parts of Freeburg, Belleville, East St. Louis, O'Fallon, Madison, Fairview Heights, Shiloh and Scott Air Force Base.At the time of his retirement, Clayborne was the second highest-ranking member of the Illinois Senate as the Senate Majority Leader. On September 21, 2017, Clayborne announced he would not run for reelection in 2018. He was succeeded by Christopher Belt.

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Experience

Education

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University of Miami
JD
1988
Tennessee State University
BA Political Science
1985

Past Positions

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Senator
Illinois State Senate
1995 - 2019
Former Majority Leader
Illinois State Senate
Partner
Hinshaw and Culbertson
1990 - Current
Assistant State's Attorney
Saint Clair County
Counselor
East Saint Louis

Other Experience

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Member
Wesley Bethel Methodist Church
Former Chair
Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Committee of the Whole, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Energy and Public Utilities, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on State Government Operations, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Pension Enhancements, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, Illinois` State Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Pension Investments, Illinois State Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Civil Rights, Illinois State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate
Member
Board of Directors, Saint Louis Sports Commission
Sub-Chairperson
Subcommittee on Governmental Operations, Illinois State Senate