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Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.

Senator (5th term)



Leadership: Assistant Majority Leader
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Ill. Senate, 1976; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, 1978; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-97
Born: November 21, 1944; East St. Louis, Ill.
Residence: Springfield
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Loretta Durbin; three children (one deceased)
Education: Georgetown U., B.S.F.S. 1966; Georgetown U., J.D. 1969
Elected: 1996
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, & Food Safety & Security; Rural Development & Energy); Appropriations (Defense; Energy-Water; Financial Services; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Judiciary

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 8th ranked Senate Democrat

Election History

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