· Serving in 7th term in U.S. House. First elected in 1994. Announced in July 2007 that he will not seek re-election in 2008.
· Represents 18th Congressional District of central Illinois, which includes Peoria and parts of Springfield and Decatur.
Appropriations (Agriculture; Legislative Branch; Select Intelligence Oversight subcmte. ranking member)
· Chief of staff, House Republican Leader Robert Michel (1982-94)
· Illinois House, (1982-83)
· District Administrative Assistant, Rep. Tom Railsback (R-IL 17) (1977-82)
· Worked for Rock Island Youth Services Bureau, the Bi-State Planning Commission
· Junior high school social studies teacher for six years.
BS (Education), Bradley University
Born & lives in Peoria, IL; Married to Kathy LaHood; They have four children.
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