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Gregory Scott Harris

Gregory Scott Harris, American state legislator. Trustee Design Foundation, Chicago, 1980-1988; chairman board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Walk Foundation, 1990-1991; board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Legal Council, 1992-1994, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights; finance director Simpson for Congress Committee, 1991-1992; member advisory board The Neofuturists, 2000.

Background

  • Harris, Gregory Scott was born on June 5, 1955 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Herbert E. and Marcia Jean (Raabe) Harris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Journalism with honors, University Colorado, 1977.

    Career

    • Director public relations IMPACT International, Inc., Chicago, 1977-1978. Director education National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA), 1978-1979, vice president industry affairs, 1981-1987, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1987-1988. Executive director Interior Design Society, 1979-1982.

      Secretary NHFA Service Corporation, 1986-1987, vice president, 1986-1987, president, 1987-1991, also board directors. President Open Hand: Chicago Foundation, 1989—1991. Chief of staff Chicago City Council for 48th Ward, 1992—2006.

      Member District 13 Illinois House of Representatives, since 2006. Member Development Advisory Council City of Chicago, 1990-1992. Board directors Nonprofit Finance Center.

      Member advocacy public policy committee AFC, Center Halsted Finance committee, since 2003. Committee chairman Youth & Family. Committee vice-chair Homeland Security.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Trustee Design Foundation, Chicago, 1980-1988. Chairman board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Walk Foundation, 1990-1991. Board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Legal Council, 1992-1994, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights.

    Finance director Simpson for Congress Committee, 1991-1992. Member advisory board The Neofuturists, 2000.

    Connections

    • father: Herbert E. Harris
    • mother: Marcia Jean (Raabe) Harris
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    Born June 5, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1977
      University Colorado
    • 1977 - 1978
      Director, public relations IMPACT International
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      executive, director Interior Design Society
    • 1989 - 1991
      president, Open Hand: Chicago Foundation
    • 1992 - 2006
      chief of staff Chicago City Council for 48th Ward
    • 2006
      member, District 13 Illinois House of Representatives
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