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Jan Schakowsky - Representative For Illinois' 9th Congressional District

Updated on November 19, 2012

Jan Schakowsky: Fighting For Illinois Families

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has represented Illinois' 9th district since 1998, and is one of Congress' most popular members. She is beloved by her district, usually wins in a landslide, and is one of the most progressive representatives in the House. Read on for more about this extraordinary female politician!

Three reasons to love Jan Schakowsky

1. Her constituents love her! Jan Schakowsky has been elected overwhelmingly every time she has run for office. Most recently, she received 75% of the vote.

2. Jan Schakowsky isn't just a politician! She started her career with a degree in elementary education, and worked for Illinois Public Action prior to entering politics.

3. Jan Schakowsky has been consistently rated as one off the most progressive members of Congress, opposing the Iraq War.

Learn More: Jan's Political Philosophy

Check out this lens about the Congressional Progressive Caucus to learn more about Jan Schakowsky's values

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      irregularworld 7 years ago

      Jan Schakowsky is not perfect. No politician is. However, she is one of the strongest true progressives in the House of Representatives. I'm a big fan of her work.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Jan is the perfect example of what is wrong with politics and politicians. She enthusiastically voted in favor of a health care bill and stimulus packages that were so bad for us and our country, they had to be passed, on weekends, when they thought we weren't paying attention. Well, we are paying attention...and Jan has to go! Vote for Pollack in November!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: The Dems aren't by themselves when it comes to making & leaving a mess. The Republicans are just as good, if not better at leaving a mess for their children to clean up.

      Left-wingers are not guilty & Right-wingers are not innocent! I blame both groups for the mess we're in & I blame the men the most because they think with their Nether Regions . . . those a$$holes!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      As for me, she is very much a left wing politician and believes everyone does not have to work for a living. She is a true Democratic, takes advanage of the blacks and illegals by giving them anything...Who supports her...SEIU the biggest corrupt union in the world and Acorn..What does that tell you...By the way...why does she not use her married name??? because her husband, I believed was convicted of a crime....why doe not the news talk about that...This year she is running against a college grad. from Harvard, who Barnie Frank tried to make look bad when he asked him a question...about Freddie Mack and Fanny Mae....The progressives will destroy this country if Americans do not wake up

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Jan lost my vote and I hope many more.lickworm