Representative Jan Schakowsky has represented the 9th Illinois district since 1999. She is a leader on progressive issues such as consumer advocacy, climate change, women's issues and universal healthcare. Schakowsky opposes the Iraq War and is a founding member of the Out of Iraq Caucus. She is the Chief Deputy Whip, a member of the Steering Policy Committee and the Democratic vice chair of the bipartisan Women's Caucus. In addition, she serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schakowsky lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband Robert Creamer. They have four children and four grandchildren.
For more information on Representative Schakowsky, please visit http://www.janschakowsky.org/AboutJan/tabid/52/Default.aspx.