Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) biography

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Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)

4th term Democrat from Illinois.


Residence: Springfield

Marital Status: Married (Loretta)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: US House, 1983-97; US Senate, 1997-present

Education: BSFS Georgetown University, 1966; JD Georgetown University, 1969

Birthdate: 11/21/1944

Birthplace: East St. Louis, IL

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 54%

Major Opponent: Jim Oberweis (R)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Richard Durbin via Web Form.


Washington, D.C. Office:

711 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2152
Fax: (202) 228-0400

Chicago Office: (more district offices)

230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3892
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 353-4952
Fax: (312) 353-0150



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Pat Souders
  • Scheduler: Claire Reuschel
  • Legis. Dir.: Corey Tellez
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Brad Middleton
  • Education LA: Brad Middleton
  • Transportation LA: Joseph Bushong
  • Budget LA: Joseph Bushong
  • Government Affairs LA: Corey Tellez
  • Space - NASA LA: Jasmine Hunt
  • Press Secy.: Joe LaPaille
  • Commerce LA: Julius Niyonsaba
  • Telecomm LA: Katrina Potts
  • Trade LA: Katrina Potts
  • Labor LA: Katrina Potts
  • Animal Welfare LA: Maggie Angel



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Richard Durbin voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Richard Durbin's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Richard Durbin a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Richard Durbin
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Richard Durbin


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