Janice Schakowsky

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Democratic Illinois

U.S. House (Illinois 9)


Family: Married, Husband: Robert Creamer; 2 Children: Ian, Mary; 1 Stepchild: Lauren

Born: 05/26/1944 Chicago, IL

Home: Evanston, Illinois

Religion: Jewish

Education: BS, Elementary Education, University of Illinois, 1965

Profession: Executive Director, Illinois State Council for Senior Citizens, 1985-1990 Program Director, Illinois Public Action, 1976-1985 Teacher, Head Start, 1965-1967

Political: U.S. House, IllinoisHouse of Representatives, 1999-present Representative/Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives, 1998-present Democratic Floor Leader, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1994-1998 Representative, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1990-1998 Candidate, Cook County Board, 1986

Congressional Membership: Appointee, Evanston Energy Alternatives Task Force, 1989-1993 Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Democratic Steering Committee Vice Chair, House Democratic Caucus Special Committee on Election Reform Advisory Board, Illinois Task Force on Child Support Founding Member, Out of Iraq Caucus Delegate, White House Conference on Aging Vice Chair, Women's Caucus

Organization Membership: Governing Council, American Jewish Congress, Midwest Region Advisory Board, Better Existence with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Advisory Board, Child Care Center of Evanston Policy Council, Citizen Action of Illinois Secretary, Conference of Women Legislators Board of Directors, Council for Disability Rights Advisory Board, Help Network Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance Board of Directors, Illinois Public Action Advisory Board, Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees Advisory Board, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston Incorporated Advisory Board, Interfaith House Chair, Government Agency Division, Jewish United Fund Advisory Board, Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center Mother's Voices National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Organization for Women Advisory Board, Neighbors at Work Advisory Council, Palliative Care Center of the North Shore Advisory Board, Rogers Park Community Action Network Skokie Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, Ted Fund Advisory Board, Women Employed Working Woman For Change Advisory Board, Women for Economic Security Advisory Board, Women's Treatment Center


Energy and Commerce

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Energy and Commerce)