Jan Schakowsky

Democrat for IL-US House, 9

First elected in 1998

Date of birth: 5/26/1944

Top issues: Consumer Protection, Reproductive Health, Climate Change, Immigration Reform, Equal Pay

Committees: Committee on Energy and Commerce— Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce; Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on the Budget.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (Ranking Member), Energy and Commerce

Former profession: Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Executive Director of Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens

Education: B.S., University of Illinois

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Jan carries a bar graph in her purse that illustrates the increase in income experienced by the wealthiest Americans since the 1970s while everyone else’s pay has stayed flat