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La Shawn K. Ford

Democratic — Representative — District 8
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La Shawn K. Ford represents House District 8 in the Illinois House, is a member of 10 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1055 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of three 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



News and Blog Coverage

Illinois Bill Decriminalizing Sale Of Loose Cigarettes Heads To The Senate

The sale of loose cigarettes would be decriminalized under a bill that passed through the state House Thursday and is headed to the Senate. The legislation, introduced by state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago), would impose a $50 fine for the sale of loose cigarettes as opposed to the current punishment ...

Illinois Lawmakers, Advocates Want Reversal Of Child Care Program Changes

Recent changes to an Illinois child care program are negatively impacting families and providers, state lawmakers and advocates said Tuesday. State Reps. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) joined child care providers and advocates during a gathering at the Thompson Center, where they called on the Illinois Department ...

Sierra Club Illinois Releases Primary Endorsements

The Sierra Club Illinois Chapter released its endorsements Thursday in Illinois legislative primary races. "Sierra Club is proud to recommend these candidates to Illinois voters who want to move beyond gridlock to create jobs in clean energy, protect our drinking water, and provide open space for our kids and future ...

State Bill Introduced Allowing Recall Of Illinois Elected Officials

State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) is proposing legislation to give voters the ability to recall elected officials across Illinois. The measure, which was filed Wednesday, would legalize recall efforts against state elected officials, county board members, mayors, aldermen and school board representatives. Illinois currently has a mechanism for recalling governors. ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HR 1271

    Honors Il Soldiers

  • HR 1233

    Memorial - Shawnte A. Jones

  • HB 6572

    Crim Law-Penalties

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  • HR 1206

    John Logan Postage Stamp

  • HB 6556

    Finance-Fy15 Fund Borrowing

  • HJR CA59

    Conamend-Income Tax

Recent Votes

SB 345

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11799.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 10.0
SB 2340

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7261.0
•••No: 4538.0
•••Other: 10.0
SB 2469

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7361.0
•••No: 4235.0
•••Other: 32.0
SB 2989

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10488.0
•••No: 97.0
•••Other: 54.0
SB 2450

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11799.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 10.0
SB 10

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8672.0
•••No: 2722.0
•••Other: 54.0
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