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Jan SchakowskyDEMDemocrat United States Representative, IL-9
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Years of Age
32
Years of Experience
ILResidence (state)

Janice Schakowsky (shə-KOW-skee; née Danoff; born May 26, 1944) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. representative from Illinois's 9th congressional district since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is anchored in Chicago's North Side, including much of the area bordering Lake Michigan. It also includes many of Chicago's northern suburbs, including Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka, as of the decennial redistricting following the 2010 United States census.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Bachelor of Science
1965
Roger C. Sullivan High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Chief Deputy Whip
United States House of Representatives
Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1998 - Current
Democratic Floor Leader
Illinois State House of Representatives
1994 - 1998
Representative
Illinois State House of Representatives
1990 - 1998
Executive Director
Illinois State Council for Senior Citizens
1985 - 1990
Program Director
Illinois Public Action
1976 - 1985
Teacher
Head Start
1965 - 1967
Other Experience1 - 47 of 47
Advisory Board Member
Interfaith House
Current
Advisory Board Member
Women's Treatment Center
Current
Advisory Board Member
Ted Fund
Current
Advisory Board Member
Women Employed, Working Women for Change
Current
Member
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Current
Appointee
Evanston Energy Alternatives Task Force
1989 - 1993
Chair
Jewish United Fund, Government Agency Division
Member
Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance
Member
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Advisory Board Member
Rogers Park Community Action Network
Advisory Board Member
Women's Treatment Center
Advisory Board Member
Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center
Advisory Board Member
Neighbors at Work
Advisory Board Member
Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
Advisory Board Member
Help Network
Advisory Board Member
Child Care Center of Evanston
Advisory Board Member
Better Existence with HIV
Advisory Board Member
Women for Economic Security
Advisory Board Member
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston Incorporated
Advisory Board Member
Women Employed
Chair
Candidate Services for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Member
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees
Member
Trade Working Group
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member
Mothers' Voices
Member
Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors
Council for Disability Rights
Member, Board of Directors
Illinois Public Action
Member, Governing Council
American Jewish Congress, Midwest Region
Member, Policy Council
Citizen Action of Illinois
Secretary
Conference of Women Legislators
Chair
International Workers Rights Caucus
Co-Chair
Democratic Seniors Task Force
Delegate
White House Conference on Aging
Former Member
Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Founding Member
Out of Iraq Caucus
Founding Member
Equality Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues
Member
Manufacturing Caucus
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Populist Caucus
Vice Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Vice Chair
Women's Caucus