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September 2, 2007
Rep. Ray LaHood
(R-IL)
Rep. Ray LaHood BIO:
CURRENT:
· 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.

COMMITTEES:
Appropriations (Agriculture; Legislative Branch; Select Intelligence Oversight subcmte. ranking member)

PREVIOUS:
· 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.

EDUCATION:
BS (Education), Bradley University

PERSONAL:
Born & lives in Peoria, IL; Married to Kathy LaHood; They have four children.


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Info: Rep. Ray LaHood discusses his 12 years in the U.S. House and influence of money in politics. He announced last month (July) that he would not seek re-election in 2008. He represents the 18th Congressional District in central Illinois which includes Peoria and parts of Springfield and Decatur.





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