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La Shawn K. Ford

Democratic — Representative — District 8
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  • 99th

La Shawn K. Ford represents House District 8 in the Illinois House, is a member of 10 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 950 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

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. ...

Chicago protesters demand resignation after mayor apologizes for police ... - Washington Post

Washington Post Chicago protesters demand resignation after mayor apologizes for police ... Washington Post Also on Wednesday, two state representatives, Mary Flowers and La Shawn Ford, both Chicago Democrats, co-sponsored a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would amend legislation dating back to 1941 and establish a clear path ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HB 4955


  • HB 4954

    Crim Id-Immediate Sealing

  • HB 4494

    Criminal Law-Tech

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  • HB 4497

    Criminal Law-Tech

  • HB 4495

    Criminal Law-Tech

  • HB 4493

    Criminal Law-Tech

Recent Votes

SB 2043

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 6756.0
•••No: 4235.0
•••Other: 97.0
SJR 19

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11194.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 75.0
HB 687


Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 21.0
•••No: 7866.0
•••Other: 3832.0
HB 687


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4739.0
•••No: 2218.0
•••Other: 4941.0
HB 3213


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10992.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 97.0
SB 2039

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

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