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Deborah DeFrancesco Halvorson Edit Profile

also known as Debbie Halvorson

representative , State legislator

Deborah DeFrancesco Halvorson, former United States Representative from Illinois, former state legislator. Named Education Hero, Illinois Education Association, 1997, Freshman Legislator of Year, Illinois Health Care Association, 1997, Statesman of Year, Illinois, 1998.

Background

Halvorson, Deborah DeFrancesco was born on March 1, 1958 in Steger, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Richard Lavern and Joyce Winifred DeFrancesco.

Education

Degree, Robert Morris College. Degree, Prairie State College. Postgraduate, University Virginia, 1997.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1999.

Career

Township clerk Crete (Illinois) Township, 1993-1996. Member District 40 Illinois State Senate, 1997—2009, majority leader, 2005—2009. Member United States Congress from 11th Illinois District, 2009—2011, United States House Agricultural Committee, 2009—2011, United States House Small Business Committee, 2009—2011.

Membership

Member of League of Women Voters (Homewood-Flossmoor chapter), National Organization Women Legislators (board directors), Professional Womens Network, Chicago Heights Business and Professional Women, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, Crete Womens Club, Altrusa.

Connections

Married Jim Bush; 4 children.

father:
Richard Lavern

mother:
Joyce Winifred DeFrancesco

spouse:
Jim Bush