Raja Krishnamoorthi

Democrat U.S. House (IL-8) - Elected 2016 Candidate for U.S. House (IL-8) Endorsed Candidate

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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi represents the 8th District of Illinois, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs, and serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce. In addition, he serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, including as the ranking member, and top Democrat, on the subcommittee on health care and financial services. Raja’s policy platform focuses on growing and strengthening the middle class by supporting small businesses, making college more affordable, rebuilding our infrastructure, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Raja is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Prior to being elected to Congress, Raja was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General and helped create the unit to fight public corruption. He also served as Illinois Deputy Treasurer before becoming president of small businesses in the Chicago area. Raja and his wife, Priya, a physician, live in Schaumburg with their three children.