La Shawn K. Ford
5104 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 378-5903 (fax)
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 557-4502 (fax)
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"Where there is life and a will to work, there is hope."
-LaShawn K. Ford
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La Shawn K. Ford, an energetic community activist and entrepreneur, has lived in the 8th Representative District for more than 30 years. Ford received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Loyola University in Chicago, which he used to help children as a history teacher and basketball coach for Chicago Public Schools. After his time as a teacher, he founded Ford Desired Real Estate, which has grown into a successful company that provides jobs for many local residents.
Fords agenda for the people of the 8th District includes an emphasis on improved educational opportunities, better medical and mental health care, and economic development. He will also directly involve the people of the district through public forums and town hall meetings and will work to ensure his constituent service office is open, accessible and responsive.
Austin Business Owner of the Year
Christfideles Award Archdiocese of Chicago
Augustus Tolton Award Archdiocese of Chicago
Outstanding Achievement Award Chicago Association of Realtors
Excellence in Performance Award Chicago Association of Realtors
Outstanding Community Service Certificate State Sen. Don Harmon, with the Changing a Generation Foundation
Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker
Chicago/National Association of Realtors
Austin YMCA Board of Directors
Zawadi Youth Group Founding Organizer
Circle Family Care Board of Directors
Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Parish Council and Finance Committee member
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