Jan Schakowsky, a liberal Democrat, has been a champion on a wide range of issues important to her district and the country, including affordable health care, lower prescription drug costs, gay rights and support for Israel.
She has been a staunch defender of the Affordable Care Act. Schakowsky also runs exceptionally responsive constituent service offices. She is endorsed over Republican John D. Elleson, a pastor.
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