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Jan D. Schakowsky (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 5/26/1944 (Chicago, IL)
Race: White
Religion: Jewish
Residence: Evanston, IL
Education: BS in Elementary Education from University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Occupation: Public Official
Office Type: U.S. House -- Illinois District 9 

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Jan Schakowsky was born in Chicago and resides in Evanston, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a degree in elementary education.

In 1976, she joined the Illinois Public Action Council and served as program director, 1976-85. From 1985-90, Schakowsky was executive director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens.

She was elected to the Illinois state House in 1990, where she served four terms representing the 18th District. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 1998.

Schakowsky is married to Robert Creamer and has two grown children from her first marriage and a stepdaughter.

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Jan Schakowsky won 45 percent of the vote in the three-way Democratic primary in the 9th congressional district in March 1998.

She had an easier time of it in the general election, defeating Republican Herbert Sohn with 75 percent of the vote to win the seat opened up by the retirement of Democratic U.S. Rep. Sidney Yates.

She won re-election in 2000 with 76 percent of the vote.

She was re-elected in 2002 with 70 percent of the vote.

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