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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 1069 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

Chicago Workers Cheer Committee Passage Of Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Chicago workers burst into cheers Thursday after a city council committee advanced legislation to make earned paid sick leave a requirement in the Windy City. Chicago workers and their advocates are celebrating Thursday now that mandatory paid sick leave is one step closer to becoming a reality in the city. ...

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 ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HR 1432

    Memorial - Samuel F. Burrell

  • HB 6604

    Muni-Utility Tax Relief

  • HR 1349

    Gun Violence - Cdc Study

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  • HB 6588

    Foid Card - Revocation

  • HR 1327

    Memorial - Eugene Moore

  • HJR 157

    Muhammad Ali Road

Recent Votes

SB 242

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10085.0
•••No: 119.0
•••Other: 65.0
HR 892

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11194.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 65.0
SB 1810

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10488.0
•••No: 65.0
•••Other: 75.0
HJR 152

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11194.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 65.0
SB 2047

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10589.0
•••No: 43.0
•••Other: 86.0
SB 318

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 8270.0
•••No: 2924.0
•••Other: 65.0
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