Robin L. Kelly (US Representative, IL, Democrat)

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Robin Lynne Kelly (born April 30, 1956) is an American politician from Illinois who has served as the U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. A Democrat, Kelly served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. She then served as chief of staff for Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias until 2010. She was the 2010 Democratic nominee for State Treasurer, but was defeated in the general election. Prior to running for Congress, Kelly served as the Cook County chief administrative officer.

After winning the Democratic primary,[1] Kelly won the 2013 special election to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House of Representatives.[2]

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