Kenneth "Ken" Dunkin

5th District

District Office
1543 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-0340
(312) 266-0699 (fax)

Capitol Office
278-S Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4535
(217) 782-4213 (fax)


"It is an honor and a special privilege to serve Chicago's most diverse and dynamic communities, working to improve the quality of life for our families and children living within the 5th District."

-Rep. Ken Dunkin

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State Representative Ken Dunkin was born and raised in the Cabrini Green Public Housing Development. Dunkin attended Lincoln Park High School and graduated with an AA degree from Harold Washington College. He received a BA in Political Science from Morehouse College and a MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

As a social worker, Ken Dunkin has spent his professional life serving people. Most recently, he was the Director of the Robert Taylor Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, where he managed over $2.5 million in program services. Dunkin was also a Consultant for the City of Chicago Department of Health and Department on Aging. He interned with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Financing Administration and United States Senator Paul Simon in Washington D.C.

His civic activities include membership on the boards of the Associate Board of the Chicago International Film Festival, Lawson YMCA, Near North Health Services Corp., and the Governor's Film Task Force.



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