Who Represents You
IN SPRINGFIELD IN COOK COUNTY IN WASHINGTON D.C.
New Trier Township has the good fortune to have boundaries that include three different state legislative districts, two state senatorial districts and two U.S. Congressional Districts.
This means that we are represented by and our voices have an impact on five members of the State legislature and three members of Congress. Today, six of those seven legislators are Democrats. In 2014, NTDO volunteers will be doing everything we can to ensure that all of these seats continue to be held by progressive Democrats.
State Senator, 9th Distr: Daniel Biss
State Senator Biss, an Evanston resident and former University of Chicago mathematics professor, served as our 17th District State Representative before being elected in 2012 to the State Senate.
State Senator, 29th Distr: Julie Morrison
State Representative, 17th Distr: Laura Fine
State Representative, 18th distr: Robyn Gabel
Robyn Gabel was elected in the February 2010 Primary Election to be the State Representative for the 18th District. In April 2010, Ms. Gabel was sworn into office as the district's Representative when the Democratic incumbent, who did not seek another term, was appointed to a statewide office by Governor Quinn. Prior to herelection, Robyn Gabel served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition for 20 years. Her present House Committee assignments are: Appropriations-Human Services; Environment & Energy; Health & Healthcare Disparities; Insurance; Mass Transit. For complete contact information click here.
State Representative, 58th distr: Scott Drury
In Cook County
Cook County Commissioner: Larry Suffredin
Larry Suffredin is currently in his second term as Commissioner of the Cook County Board's 13th District which includes all of New Trier Township as well as Chicago's 49th & 50th Wards, Evanston and six other northern suburbs. County Commissioners are responsible for operating our court system, jail, maintaining 68,000 acres of forest preserves, and acting as a healthcare safety net through the operation of four hospitals and 30 clinics. Larry has been an advocate for strengthening countywide healthcare delivery and has been one of the Board's strongest voices for fiscal responsibility and reform. For complete contact information click here.
New Trier Township Democratic Committeeman: Dean Maragos
New Trier Township Committeeman Dean Maragos is a member of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee. Among this committee's most important responsibilities is the slating of judicial candidates. Dean is also the leader of the New Trier Democratic Organization, chairing its meetings and playing a key role in its consistent record of independence and success. For complete contact information click here.
In Washington D.C.
US Senator: Richard J. Durbin
Incumbent Dick Durbin serves as Majority Whip in the Senate; he is the highest ranking Illinoisan in Congressional leadership. In 2006, Time magazine cited Durbin as one of the ten best Senators. Dick Durbin holds progressive positions on such bottom-line issues as taxes, health care, and education. In accord with voters' concern about global warming and high energy and gasoline prices, Durbin is currently working on legislation to upgrade Amtrak rail cars. For complete contact information click here.
US Senator: Mark Kirk
For the next 6 years, Illinois' Junior Senator will be former 10th District Congressman, Republican Mark Kirk. He has stated that he will be be a moderate voice in his party and will be taking independent stands in his new role. Senator Kirk should be held to his word by Illinois voters.
US Representative, 9th Distr: Janice D. Schakowsky
Voters know six-term progressive Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is a strong advocate on consumers' and women's issues. Firmly anti-war, she voted against the resolution to invade Iraq. Always responsive to her constituents, Rep. Schakowsky has made real health care reform one of her top priorities. Jan is active in Congressional Democratic leadership, now serving as the Chief Deputy Whip. She sits on the Energy and Commerce committee and was recently appointed to the House Select Committee on Intelligence. For complete contact information click here.
US Representative, 10th Distr: Brad Schneider