Bobby Rush

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Democratic Illinois

U.S. House (Illinois 1)


Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)

Born: 11/23/1946 Albany, GA

Home: Chicago, Illinois

Religion: Baptist

Education: MA, Theological Studies, McCormick Seminary, 1998 MA, Political Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1994 Attended, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, 1975-1977 BA, General Studies, Roosevelt University, 1973

Profession: Private, United States Army, 1963-1968 Pastor, Beloved Community Christian Church Insurance Broker Ordained Baptist Minister Political Aide

Political: U.S. House, IllinoisHouse of Representatives, 1993-present Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1993-present Candidate, Mayor of Chicago, 1999 Alderman, Chicago City Council, 1983-1992 Central Committee Member, Illinois State Democratic Party, 1990 Deputy Chairman, Illinois State Democratic Party, 1990 Democratic Committee Member, Chicago Ward 2, 1984, 1988 Candidate, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1978 Candidate, Chicago City Council, 1975

Congressional Membership: Co-Chair, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus Secretary, Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Hunger Caucus Congressional Postal Caucus Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Congressional Urban Caucus Congressional Vietnam-Era Veterans Caucus Democratic Study Group Deputy Regional Whip United States Delegate, North Atlantic Assembly

Organization Membership: Member, Democratic Whip Organization, 1993-present Co-Founder, Illinois Black Panther Party, 1968 Member, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1966-1968 Member, Beloved Community Christian Church Coordinator, Free Medical Clinic


Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet


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