Lauren Underwood

Democrat for IL-US House, 14

First elected in 2018

Top issues: Affordable Healthcare, Job Creation, Public Education

Committees: Committee on Education and Labor— Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions; Committee on Homeland Security— Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation; Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs— Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Education: MSN/MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; BSN, Nursing, University of Michigan

Profession: Public health 

Previous Job: Special assistant/senior adviser, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Election Outlook: Toss-Up

Did you know?

Lauren has supraventricular tachycardia, which has made her especially sensitive to the needs of other Americans with pre-existing conditions.