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La Shawn K. Ford

Democratic — Representative — District 8
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  • 95th
  • 96th
  • 97th
  • 98th

La Shawn K. Ford represents House District 8 in the Illinois House, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 647 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of two bills

1998 7535.0
2006 228262.7
2008 48700.0
2010 36657.21
2012 27017.1

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Springfield Office:

    239-E Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-5962
    Fax: 217-557-4502
  • District Office:

    4800 W. Chicago Ave.
    2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL  60651
    Additional District Addresses
    Phone: 773-378-5902
    Fax: 773-378-5903
  • repford@lashawnford.com

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News and Blog Coverage

Illinois Bill Looks To Ban Criminal History Questions From Private Employer Job Applications

Illinois could soon become the fifth U.S. state to "ban the box" that inquires about criminal history on initial applications for most private sector jobs. The state House recently voted 63-53 to approve the " Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act ," which would require private employers or employment agencies ...

Guest Post: Chicago Teachers Union Advocates for Comprehensive Charter Reform in Illinois

The following is from Stephanie Gadlin, communications director for the Chicago Teachers Union. Changes could prevent private investors such as Bruce Rauner from raiding public assets and further benefitting from failed school reform policy The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has been a vocal critic of Illinois charter operations which compete ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • HB 6283

    Child Support-Interest Accrual

  • HR 1207

    Civil Rights Act 50Th Anniv

  • HR 1198

    Chic Pub Lib-Austin-Bill Cosby

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  • HB 6282

    Day & Temp Labor-Statement

  • HR 1192

    Memorial - Derrick Booth Jr.

  • HR 1172

    Memorial - Maya Angelou

Recent Votes

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SB 3433

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 7160.0
•••No: 4235.0
•••Other: 54.0
HB 3754

Concurrence

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 43.0
•••No: 10084.0
•••Other: 1411.0
SB 333

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 10790.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 119.0
HR 782

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 6655.0
•••No: 3630.0
•••Other: 1613.0
SB 336

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 10790.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 108.0
HB 5331

Concurrence

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 10084.0
•••No: 108.0
•••Other: 86.0
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Sources

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