Jan Schakowsky

Janice Danoff Schakowsky /ʃəˈkski/ (born May 26, 1944) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Jan Schakowsky
Jan Schakowsky official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 1999
Preceded bySidney R. Yates
Member of the
Illinois House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
1993–1998
Preceded byArthur Turner (redistricted)
Succeeded byJulie Hamos
Member of the
Illinois House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
1991–1993
Preceded byWoody Bowman
Succeeded byEdgar Lopez
Personal details
Born
Janice Danoff

(1944-05-26) May 26, 1944 (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Harvey Schakowsky
(m. 1965; div. 1980)

(m. 1980)
Children2 (with Schakowsky)
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

The district is anchored in Chicago's North Side, including much of the area bordering Lake Michigan. It also includes many of Chicago's northern suburbs, including Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka, as of the decennial redistricting following the 2010 United States Census.[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Schakowsky was born Janice Danoff in 1944 in Chicago, the daughter of Tillie (née Cosnow) and Irwin Danoff.[2] Her parents were Jewish immigrants, her father Lithuanian Jewish and her mother from Russia.[2][3]

Schakowsky graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education where she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.[4]

Early careerEdit

She was Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Illinois' largest public interest group, from 1976 to 1985. She then moved to the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens as executive director for five years until 1990, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. She served there until 1998.[5]

In 1986, Schakowsky ran in the election to be a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners from suburban Cook County. While successful in winning the primary to be one of the Democratic Party's nominees, she failed to win election in the general election.[6][7]

State RepresentativeEdit

In 1990, Schakowsky was elected to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the fourth district. She was redistricted in 1992 to the eighteenth district.

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

Schakowsky is among the most Progressive members of the current U.S. Congress.[8] She is a senior member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus[citation needed] and frequently earns ratings of between 90 and 100 from liberal and progressive interest groups.[citation needed]

Support for Obama economic planEdit

In April 2009, Schakowsky pointedly criticized the tax day Tea Party protests, asserting that they were ”an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs…. It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt.”[9]

Women’s issuesEdit

 
Schakowsky with Kamala Harris

As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, Schakowsky has been known for her support of women's issues while in Congress.[10]

2004 electionEdit

The Nation endorsed her for vice president in the 2004 United States presidential election, stating that she is "the truest heir to Paul Wellstone in the current Congress".[11] She was, however, not selected as John Kerry's running mate. In response to concerns about electoral irregularities in the state of Ohio during the 2004 presidential election, Schakowsky was one of 31 members of the United States House of Representatives who voted not to accept Ohio's electoral votes.[12]

Opposition to Iraq WarEdit

Schakowsky was outspoken in her opposition to the Iraq War. She was one of the earliest and most emphatic supporters of U.S. Senator Barack Obama prior to his victory in the 2004 Illinois Democratic primary election, and actively supported his bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.[13]

Climate changeEdit

In hearings held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee in July 2006, Schakowsky expressed concern that a report from the National Academy of Sciences showing discrepancies among scientists studying global warming might be "used in a way to discredit the whole notion that our country and the rest of the industrialized and developing world ought to do anything about global warming".[14]

Angling for elevationEdit

Schakowsky indicated interest in replacing Barack Obama in the United States Senate.[15] Before his arrest, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had reportedly been considering Schakowsky among at least six candidates to fill the vacancy. Schakowsky was one of the first figures in Illinois to voice interest in running in a special election to replace Obama.[16]

Support for public optionEdit

In April 2009, she stated her support for a public option in health insurance, arguing that it would put health insurance companies out of business and lead to single-payer health care, which she supports.[17]

Critique and apology for Joel PollakEdit

In March 2015, Schakowsky was criticized by the Orthodox Union after saying that Jewish politician Joel Pollak was a "Jewish, Orthodox, Tea Party Republican" at a J Street event. She later apologized for her comments.[18][19]

Support for LGBT rightsEdit

In 2015, Schakowsky was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Community.[20]

Boycott of Netanyahu's speech to CongressEdit

In March 2015, Schakowsky did not attend the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress because, she wrote in the Huffington Post, it could scuttle delicate negotiations with Iran: "The prime minister wants the negotiations to end, and his purpose in speaking to the Congress is to convince us that the president is about to agree to a deal that threatens Israel's existence. He believes the president is naïve in thinking that he and the P5+1 can achieve any agreement that will stop Iran from rushing toward a bomb ... What is the alternative to an agreement? Yes, the United States will increase sanctions. But does anyone doubt that Iran will build a nuclear weapon regardless of sanctions? Then the choices will be ugly: accepting a nuclear-weaponized Iran or accepting military action (i.e., war with Iran). For me it's obvious that we must give the negotiations a chance. And, in the meantime, Iran has essentially halted its weapons program under the Joint Plan of Action while the talks are ongoing."[21][third-party source needed]

Product safety issuesEdit

Schakowsky has long taken substantial interest in product safety issues and has persistently engaged in robust oversight of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has often been critical of Republicans on the commission.[22]

Support of Assyrian issuesEdit

Schakowsky has been a proponent of numerous initiatives pertaining to ethnic Assyrians.[23] According to Assyrian American activist Atour Sargon, Schakowsky was an early supporter of her ideas and encouraged her to pursue a political career as early as 2017. She claimed that Schakowsky would later assist her during her successful 2019 Trustee campaign in Lincolnwood, Illinois.[24][25]

During the 2017 confirmation hearings of then-Secretary of State appointee Rex Tillerson, Schakowsky criticized his support of policies that she alleged were detrimental towards the future of Assyrian existence in Iraq.[26][27][28][29]

Schakowsky was a speaker at the 2018[30] and 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Forum organized by Vote Assyrian. At the 2020 forum, Schakowsky referred to Assyrians as, "one of the fastest growing communities in terms of political involvement."[23]

On August 7, 2020, Schakowsky released a statement recognizing the anniversary of the 1933 Simele Massacre.[31][32] She is also a proponent of House Resolution 537, which would have the federal government officially recgonize the Assyrian genocide if passed.[25]

Throughout her congressional tenure, Schakowsky has also supported and co-sponsored several bills that, if passed, would extend U.S. support for Assyrian self-governance in Iraq, particularly in the Nineveh Plains region.[33][34]

Nagorno-Karabakh conflictEdit

On October 1, 2020, Schakowsky co-signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that condemned Azerbaijan’s offensive operations against the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, denounced Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and called for an immediate ceasefire.[35]

Committee assignmentsEdit

Party leadership and caucus membershipsEdit

Political campaignsEdit

 
Schakowsky with Elizabeth Warren

1998Edit

Sidney Yates, who had represented the 9th District since 1949 (except for an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 1962), had announced in 1996 that he wouldn't run for re-election in 1998.[citation needed] Schakowsky easily won the Democratic primary, which all but assured her of election in the heavily Democratic 9th. She beat out then-Illinois State Senator Howard W. Carroll and future-Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in the primary (who finished second and third, respectively). She won in November with 75 percent of the vote and has easily won reelection numerous times, four times with 70 percent or more of the vote. She is only the third person to represent the district since 1949.[citation needed]

2006Edit

2008Edit

2010Edit

2012Edit

2014Edit

Electoral historyEdit

Cook County Board of Commissioners (suburban Cook County)Edit

1986
1986 Cook County Board of Commissioners suburban Cook County Democratic primary[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan P. Murphy 75,981 13.85
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 72,315 13.18
Democratic Kevin J. Conlon 71,012 12.94
Democratic John D. Rita 70,835 12.91
Democratic Andrew "Andy" Przybylo 67,167 12.24
Democratic Renee H. Thaler 67,072 12.22
Democratic John J. Lattner 62,287 11.35
Democratic Edward J. King 62,015 11.30
1986 Cook County Board of Commissioners suburban Cook County election[7][41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary M. McDonald (incumbent) 339,214 9.08
Republican Joseph D. Mathewson 336,097 9.00
Republican Harold L. Tyrrell (incumbent) 317,481 8.50
Republican Carl R. Hansen (incumbent) 314,145 8.41
Republican Richard A. Siebel (incumbent) 310,800 8.32
Republican Joseph I. Woods (incumbent) 303,068 8.11
Republican Robert P. Gooley 269,438 7.21
Democratic Joan P. Murphy 262,699 7.03
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 239,517 6.41
Democratic John J. Lattner 229,352 6.14
Democratic Kevin J. Conlon 216,394 5.79
Democratic Andrew "Andy" Przybylo 209,503 5.61
Democratic John D. Rita 198,403 5.31
Democratic Renee H. Thaler 189,344 5.07

Illinois HouseEdit

1990
1990 Illinois House of Representatives 4th district Democratic primary[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 7,454 54.62
Democratic Jonathan K. Baum 6,192 43.37
1990 Illinois House of Representatives 4th district election[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 17,072 63.58
Republican Joan W. Barr 9,777 36.41
1992
1992 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district Democratic primary[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (redistricted incumbent) 14,002 100
1992 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district election[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (redistricted incumbent) 30,413 78.51
Republican Bruce W. Haffner 7,542 19.47
Libertarian Theodore C. Beckman 779 2.01
1994
1994 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district Democratic primary[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 9,587 100
1994 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district election[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 17,159 78.27
Republican Vernon J. Grubisich 4,762 19.47
1996
1996 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district Democratic primary[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (incumbent) 7,533 100
1996 Illinois House of Representatives 18th district election[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 26,910 83.40
Republican Edward M. Potash 5,353 16.59

U.S. HouseEdit

1998
1998 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 31,443 45.14
Democratic Howard W. Carroll 23,963 34.40
Democratic Jay "J.B." Pritzker 14,256 20.46
Total votes 69,662 100
1998 Illinois 9th congressional district election[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 107,878 74.60
Republican Herbert Sohn 33,448 23.13
Libertarian Michael D. Ray 3,284 2.27
Total votes 144,610 100.0
2000
2000 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (incumbent) 49,429 100
Total votes 49,429 100
2000 Illinois 9th congressional district election[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (incumbent) 147,002 76.43
Republican Dennis J. Driscoll 45,344 23.57
Total votes 192,346 100.0
2002
2002 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 69,020 100
Total votes 69,020 100
2002 Illinois 9th Congressional District election[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 118,642 70.27
Republican Nicholas M. Duric 45,307 26.83
Libertarian Stephanie "Vs. The Machine" Sailor 4,887 2.89
Total votes 168,836 100.0
2004
2004 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 70,736 100
Total votes 70,736 100
2004 Illinois 9th congressional district election[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 175,282 75.74
Republican Kurt J. Eckhardt 56,135 24.26
Total votes 231,417 100.0
2006
2006 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 57,490 100
Total votes 57,490 100
2006 Illinois 9th congressional district election[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 122,852 74.59
Republican Michael P. Shannon 41,858 25.41
Write-in votes Simon Michael Ribeiro 3 0.00
Total votes 164,713 100.0
Illinois 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2008[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 98,374 87.66
Democratic John Nocita 13,485 12.02
Total votes 112,219 100.0
Illinois 9th Congressional District General Election, 2008[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 181,948 74.66
Republican Michael Benjamin Younan 53,593 21.99
Green Morris Shanfield 8,140 3.34
Write-in votes Susanne Atanus 13 0.01
Total votes 243,694 100.0
2010
2010 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 62,763 100
Total votes 62,763 100
2010 Illinois 9th congressional district election[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 117,553 66.34
Republican Joel Barry Pollak 55,182 31.14
Green Simon Ribeiro 4,472 2.52
Total votes 177,207 100.0
2012
2012 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 48,124 91.85
Democratic Simon Ribeiro 4,270 8.15
Total votes 52,394 100.0
2012 Illinois 9th congressional district election[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 194,869 66.33
Republican Timothy C Wolfe 98,924 33.67
Write-in votes Hilaire Fuji Shioura 8 0.00
Write-in votes Susanne Atanus 6 0.00
Total votes 293,807 100.0
2014
2014 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 31,576 100
Total votes 31,576 100
2014 Illinois 9th congressional district election[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 141,000 66.06
Republican Susanne Atanus 72,834 33.91
Write-in votes Phil Collins 66 0.03
Total votes 213,450 100.0
2016
2016 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 134,961 100
Total votes 134,961 100
2016 Illinois 9th congressional district election[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 217,306 66.47
Republican Joan McCarthy Lasonde 109,550 33.51
Write-in votes David Williams 79 0.02
Write-in votes Susanne Atanus 13 0.00
Total votes 326,948 100.0
2018
2018 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 108,417 100
Total votes 108,417 100
2018 Illinois 9th congressional District election[64]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 213,368 73.49
Republican John D. Elleson 76,983 26.51
Total votes 290,351 100.0
2020
2020 Illinois 9th congressional district Democratic primary[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice D. Schakowsky (incumbent) 127,467 99.72
Democratic Andrew Heldut (write-in) 355 0.03
Total votes 127,822 100

Personal lifeEdit

Schakowsky lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband Robert Creamer. She has two children and one stepchild.[65]

In 2005, Schakowsky's husband pleaded guilty to failure to collect withholding tax and to bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. All of the money was repaid. Schakowsky was not accused of any wrongdoing.[66] While Schakowsky served on the organization's board during the time the crimes occurred,[67] and she signed the IRS filings along with her husband,[68] the U.S. district judge noted that no one suffered "out of pocket losses", and Creamer acted not out of greed but in an effort to keep his community action group going without cutting programs, though Creamer paid his own $100,000 salary with fraudulently obtained funds. Creamer served five months in prison. "Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Ferguson said the government doesn't believe Creamer "acknowledged the seriousness of his conduct." "At the end of the day," Ferguson said, "Robert Creamer is guilty of multiple crimes and is going to jail for it." [69]

See alsoEdit

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sidney Yates
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th congressional district

1999–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lois Capps
Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Cynthia Lummis
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Grace Napolitano
United States Representatives by seniority
58th
Succeeded by
Mike Simpson