Barbara Flynn Currie
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-3010 (fax)
Springfield, IL 62706
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State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie is the first woman Majority Leader in the history of the General Assembly. As the second ranking House official, she works closely with legislators from both parties and all regions of the state to address the challenges facing Illinois.
Rep. Currie's legislative accomplishments include sponsorship of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit. She has fought to protect those who blow the whistle on corrupt public officials, toughen revolving door prohibitions on former state employees and prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
Currie has sponsored legislation to make it easier for Illinois residents to vote by allowing online voter registration, to protect juvenile court records, to prevent the abuse of nursing home residents, to improve child-support enforcement and to expand the protections of the Equal Pay Act.
Currie graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, where she also earned a master's degree in political science. She serves on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and is a member of the Hyde Park Kiwanis Club, the League of Women Voters, Women United for South Shore, and the Sierra Club.
Rep. Currie has two children and four grandchildren. Her late husband, David P. Currie, was the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
Currie represents the 25th District, which includes parts of the Calumet Heights, East Side, Woodlawn, South Shore, Hyde Park, Kenwood and South Chicago neighborhoods in Chicago.
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