La Shawn (La Shawn) K. Ford (D-SH008)
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Capitol: 217.782.5962
FAX: 217.557.4502
District: 773.750.0866
Room 239-E Stratton Office Building 401 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
5051 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Appropriations - Higher Education
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Restorative Justice
MemberSubcommittee on Occupational Licenses
MemberHouse Committee on Insurance
MemberHouse Committee on Mental Health and Addiction
MemberHouse Committee on Gaming
MemberHouse Committee on Public Utilities
MemberHouse Committee on Labor and Commerce
Counties Representing


B.S., Loyola University Chicago. Former Chicago Public Schools teacher, still certified. Licensed real estate broker and insurance agent. Chair of House Democratic Task Force to Increase State Government Business Opportunities for Minority-Owned Enterprises and Small Businesses. Chair of Firearm Public Awareness Task Force. Co-founder of West Side Heroin Task Force. 2018 Nelson Mandela Award for Justice Honoree from Westside Health Authority, in recognition of tireless service and outstanding contributions in fostering peace and fighting for justice on the West Side of Chicago. Representative since 2007.