Making Democracy Work

Contacting Government Officials

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR Write a letter using your own stationery. Letters are more effective than postcards. Be sure to include your address. Representatives are interested in their constituents and usually reply. Use your own words, giving reasons why you are for or against the legislation and identifying it by bill number. Address yourself to only one issue. While a letter is still the preferred way to contact your elected officials, time constraints or other reasons may make e-mail or FAX a more suitable means by which to communicate.

Federal Government Officials The President of the United States Envelope: The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1414 Salutation: Dear Mr. President: Close: Most respectfully yours,

United States Senators and Representatives

Envelope: The Honorable __________ (address) Salutation: Dear Senator (Representative)______ Close (for all elected officials except President): Yours very truly,

STATE OF ILLINOIS GOVERNOR Bruce Rauner LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 207 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-0244 FAX (217) 524-4049 WEB illinois.gov SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, Suite 16-100 Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-2121 FAX (312) 814-6775

STATE OF ILLINOIS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Evelyn Sanguinetti LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 214 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 558-3085 FAX (217) 558-3094 WEB illinois.gov/ltg SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, Suite 15-200 Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-5240 FAX (312) 814-5228

STATE OF ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL Lisa Madigan LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 500 S. Second St. Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-1090 FAX (217) 785-2551 WEB illinoisattorneygeneral.gov EMAIL attorney_general@atg.state.il.us SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, 12th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-3000 FAX (312) 814-2549

STATE OF ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE Jesse White LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 213 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-2201 FAX (217) 782-1407 WEB cyberdriveillinois.com SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, Suite 5-400 Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-2576 FAX (312) 814-3393

STATE OF ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER Suzana A. Mendoza LAST ELECTED 11/4/2016 NEXT ELECTION 2020 MAIN OFFICE 325 W. Adams Springfield, IL 62704 TEL (217) 782-6000 WEB ioc.state.il.us SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, Suite 15-500 Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-2451 FAX (312) 814-2986

STATE OF ILLINOIS TREASURER Michael Frerichs LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 219 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-2211 FAX (217) 785-2777 WEB treasurer.il.gov SECONDARY OFFICE 100 W. Randolph, Suite 15-600 Chicago, IL 60601 TEL (312) 814-1700 FAX (312) 814-5930

Senator, U.S. - Richard J. Durbin Last Elected: November 2008 Next Election: 2014 Term: 6 years Address: 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2152 Fax: (202) 228-0400 URL: durbin.senate.gov Address: 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 353-4952 Fax: (312) 353-0150

Senator, U.S. - Tammy Duckworth Last Elected: November 2016 Next Election: 2022 Term: 6 years Address: 524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2854 Fax: (202) 228-4611 URL: https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/ Address: 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 886-3506 Fax: (312) 886-2117

Representative, 9th District - Jan Schakowsky Last Elected: November 2012 Next Election: 2014 Term: 2 years Address: 2367 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2111 Fax: (202) 226-6890 URL: schakowsky.house.gov Address: 5533 N. Broadway, Suite 2 Chicago, IL 60640 Phone: (773) 506-7100 Fax: (773) 506-9202

17TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE Laura Fine LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2016 MAIN OFFICE 247-E Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-4194 FAX (217) 524-0449 WEB repfine.com EMAIL repfine@gmail.com SECONDARY OFFICE 1812 Waukegan Rd., Suite A Glenview, IL 60025 TEL (847) 998-1717 FAX (847) 998-1707

18TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE Robyn Gabel LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2016 MAIN OFFICE 248-W Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-8052 FAX (217) 558-4553 EMAIL robyn@robyngabel.com SECONDARY OFFICE 820 Davis St., Suite 103 Evanston, IL 60201 TEL (847) 424-9898 FAX (847) 424-9828

9TH SENATE DISTRICT STATE SENATOR Daniel Biss LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE M121 Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 TEL (217) 782-2119 WEB senatorbiss.com EMAIL senatorbiss@gmail.com SECONDARY OFFICE 3706 Dempster St. Skokie, IL 60076 TEL (847) 568-1250 FAX (847) 568-1256

13TH COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT COMMISSIONER Larry Suffredin LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 118 N. Clark St., Room 567 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-6383 FAX (312) 603-3622 WEB suffredin.org EMAIL larry.suffredin@cookcountyil.gov SECONDARY OFFICE 820 Davis St., Suite 104 Evanston, IL 60201 TEL (847) 864-1209 FAX (847) 864-1445

14TH COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT COMMISSIONER Gregg Goslin LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 MAIN OFFICE 118 N. Clark St., Room 567 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-4932 FAX (312) 603-3686 WEB commissionergoslin.com EMAIL commissioner.goslin@cookcountyil.gov SECONDARY OFFICE 2550 Waukegan Rd., Suite 100 Glenview, IL 60025 TEL (847) 729-9300 FAX (847) 729-2279

COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT Toni H. Preckwinkle LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 118 N. Clark St., Room 537 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-6400 FAX (312) 603-4397 WEB cookcountyil.gov COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR Joseph M. Berrios LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 118 N. Clark St., Room 320 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 443-7550 FAX (312) 603-3167 WEB cookcountyassessor.com

COOK COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Dorothy Ann Brown LAST ELECTED 11/6/2012 NEXT ELECTION 2016 50 W. Washington St., Suite 1001 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-5030 FAX (312) 603-4557 WEB cookcountyclerkofcourt.org EMAIL courtclerk@cookcountycourt.com

COOK COUNTY CLERK David Orr LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 69 W. Washington St., Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-5656 FAX (312) 603-9788 WEB cookcountyclerk.com EMAIL d.orr@cookcountyil.gov

COOK COUNTY RECORDER Karen Yarbrough LAST ELECTED 11/6/2012 NEXT ELECTION 2016 118 N. Clark St., Room 120 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-5050 FAX (312) 603-5063 WEB cookrecorder.com EMAIL rod.support@cookcountyil.gov

COOK COUNTY SHERIFF Thomas J. Dart LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 50 W. Washington St., Room 704 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-6444 FAX (312) 603-4420 WEB cookcountysheriff.org EMAIL sheriff.dart@cookcountyil.gov COOK COUNTY

STATE'S ATTORNEY Anita Alvarez LAST ELECTED 11/6/2012 NEXT ELECTION 2016 MAIN OFFICE 69 W. Washington St., Suite 3200 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-1880 FAX (312) 603-3000 WEB statesattorney.org EMAIL statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov SECONDARY OFFICE 50 W. Washington, Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 603-5440

COOK COUNTY TREASURER Maria Pappas LAST ELECTED 11/4/2014 NEXT ELECTION 2018 118 N. Clark St., Room 112 Chicago, IL 60602 TEL (312) 443-5100 FAX (312) 603-2113 WEB cookcountytreasurer.com