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Lane A. Evans (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 8/4/1951 (Rock Island, IL)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Rock Island, IL
Education: BA in Political Science from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL; JD in Law from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Illinois District 17 

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Lane Evans was born in Rock Island, Ill., and resides there. He graduated from Alleman High School in Rock Island in 1969. He received a bachelor's degree in 1974 from Augustana College in Rock Island, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Evans served in the Marine Corps, 1969-71. He was an attorney for the Western Illinois Legal Foundation, 1978-79. He was a partner in the Community Legal Clinic, a private legal aid service in Rock Island in 1982.

Evans was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982.

He is single.

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Lane Evans was elected to the U.S. House in 1982 with 53 percent of the vote, defeating former state Sen. Kenneth G. McMillan. He was re-elected to consecutive terms, defeating Republican Dan Lee in 1990 with 67 percent of the vote and Republican Ken Schloemer in 1992 with 60 percent of the vote.

He defeated Republican Jim Anderson in 1994 with 55 percent. In 1996, he was re-elected with 52 percent of the vote against Republican Mark Baker.

Evans faced Baker again in 1998, and the race had the same result _ Evans won re-election with 52 percent of the vote. In 2000, Evans was re-elected with 55 percent of the vote.

He was re-elected in 2002.

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