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Jan Schakowsky's Biography


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 9

Contact Information


1101 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Post Office Box 5130
Evanston, IL 60204-5130

1852 Johns Drive
Glenview, IL 60025

5533 North Broadway, Suite 2
Chicago, IL 60640

2367 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Janice 'Jan' D. Schakowsky




Husband: Robert ; 2 Children: Ian, Mary; 1 Stepchild: Lauren

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Chicago, IL

Home City:

Evanston, IL



BS, Elementary Education, University of Illinois, 1965

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 9, 1998-present

Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives, present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 9, 2022

Democratic Floor Leader, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1994-1998

Representative, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1990-1998

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Vice Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Co-Chair, Democratic Seniors Task Force

Former Ranking Member, Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Founding Member, Equality Caucus

Former Member, Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Chair, International Workers Rights Caucus

Member, Manufacturing Caucus

Founding Member, Out of Iraq Caucus

Member, Populist Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives

Delegate, White House Conference on Aging

Vice Chair, Women's Caucus

Executive Director, Illinois State Council for Senior Citizens, 1985-1990

Program Director, Illinois Public Action, 1976-1985

Teacher, Head Start, 1965-1967

Advisory Board Member, Interfaith House, present

Advisory Board Member, Ted Fund, present

Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, present

Advisory Board Member, Women Employed, Working Women for Change, present

Advisory Board Member, Women's Treatment Center, present

Member, Governing Council, American Jewish Congress, Midwest Region

Advisory Board Member, Better Existence with HIV

Chair, Candidate Services for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Advisory Board Member, Child Care Center of Evanston

Member, Policy Council, Citizen Action of Illinois

Secretary, Conference of Women Legislators

Member, Board of Directors, Council for Disability Rights

Advisory Board Member, Help Network

Member, Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance

Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Public Action

Advisory Board Member, Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership

Advisory Board Member, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston Incorporated

Chair, Jewish United Fund, Government Agency Division

Advisory Board Member, Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center

Member, Mothers' Voices

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Member, National Organization for Women (NOW)

Advisory Board Member, Neighbors at Work

Advisory Board Member, Rogers Park Community Action Network

Member, Skokie Chamber of Commerce

Member, Trade Working Group

Member, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees

Advisory Board Member, Women Employed

Advisory Board Member, Women for Economic Security

Advisory Board Member, Women's Treatment Center

Appointee, Evanston Energy Alternatives Task Force, 1989-1993

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Names of Grandchildren:

Isabel, Eve, Lucy, and William

Number of Grandchildren: