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Rep. Darin M. LaHood [R, IL-16]
District 16, Illinois


Darin LaHood, a Central Illinois native, was born and raised in Peoria. LaHood attended Spalding Institute/Academy of Our Lady High School before graduating from Loras College with a B.A. He continued his education by earning his J.D. from John Marshall Law School.


In 2011, LaHood was appointed to serve the 37th Senate District in the Illinois State Senate and was elected to serve a four-year term in 2012. As a Senator, LaHood fought to increase transparency and promote ethical behavior in Springfield by sponsoring legislation to create term limits for elected officials and establish higher ethical standards for lobbyist and elected officials. Prior to joining the Senate, LaHood spent more than nine years serving as a State and Federal Prosecutor. From 2001-2006, LaHood worked as an Assistant United State’s Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that position, LaHood served in several capacities including as the Chief Terrorism Prosecutor and as the Lead Coordinator for the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program. LaHood has also served as Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County in the Narcotics Unit and a Felony Prosecutor with the Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s Office.


Darin LaHood was recognized by both the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Nevada for his “outstanding work in fighting terrorism” in 2005. Since 2006, LaHood has practiced with the Peoria law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs. Currently, LaHood resides in Dunlap with his wife, Kristen, and their three sons, McKay, Luke and Teddy. LaHood and his family are parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria.  Darin LaHood won his Congressional seat in 2015 to replace former Rep. Aaron Schock.


D.O.B 07/05/1968
Location Illinois
Office 1424 Longworth House Office Building
Party Republican
Address 100 NE Monroe Street Room 100 Peoria, IL 61602
Phone 202-225-6201

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