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Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Chief Deputy Whip


Biography
District: 9th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Cook County Commission, 1986; Ill. House, 1991-99; U.S. House, 1999-present
Born: May 26, 1944; Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Evanston
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Robert Creamer; three children
Education: U. of Illinois, B.S. 1965
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade - Ranking Member; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations); Select Intelligence (Oversight & Investigations - Ranking Member)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalJan Schakowsky (D) 194,86966.3
Timothy Wolfe (R) 98,92433.7
Hilaire Shioura (WRI) 80.0
Susanne Atanus (D) 60.0
2010generalJan Schakowsky (D) 117,55366.3
Joel Pollak (R) 55,18231.1
Simon Ribeiro (GREEN) 4,4722.5
2008generalJan Schakowsky (D) 181,94874.7
Michael Younan (R) 53,59322.0
Morris Shanfield (GREEN) 8,1403.3
2006generalJan Schakowsky (D) 122,85274.6
Michael Shannon (R) 41,85825.4
2004generalJan Schakowsky (D) 175,28275.7
Kurt Eckhardt (R) 56,13524.3
2002generalJan Schakowsky (D) 118,64270.3
Nicholas Duric (R) 45,30726.8
Stephanie Sailor (LIBERT) 4,8872.9
2000generalJan Schakowsky (D) 147,00276.4
Dennis Driscoll (R) 45,34423.6
1998generalJan Schakowsky (D) 107,87874.6
Herbert Sohn (R) 33,44823.1
Michael Ray (LIBERT) 3,2842.3
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: IL-09)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

115th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D) is 55th.

16th

Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

15,018

Twitter Followers (@janschakowsky)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.