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Congressman
Raja Krishnamoorthi
for
District 8, Illinois

About

Raja Krishnamoorthi is the child of immigrants and was reared in Peoria, Illinois. He attended public schools in Peoria and was a valedictorian of his high school class. Scholarships and student loans allowed Raja to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy. He then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and clerked for a federal judge before practicing law in Chicago.

 

Raja Krishnamoorthi pursued public service while practicing law and was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start the state’s Public Integrity Unit created to root out corruption in Illinois. As a member of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Raja chaired its Audit Committee, helping to provide thousands of low and moderate-income families across the state with affordable housing. Raja also served as Illinois Deputy Treasurer. Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected in November 2016 to represent the 8th District of Illinois, which includes the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Bio-Information

D.O.B 07/19/1973
Location Illinois
Office 115 Cannon House Office Building
Party Democrat
Phone 202-225-3711

Select Interest Group Rating

64%
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
7%
National Rifle Association
95%
AFL-CIO
N/A
American Civil Liberties Union
N/A
National Taxpayers Union
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NARAL Pro-Choice America
4%
American Conservative Union
N/A
Americans for Democratic Action