Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) declared his victory in his re-election bid to the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois’ 8th district last November 3.
Krishnamoorthi secured his third win with the support of more than 71 percent of the voters and the endorsement of all major Chicago-area newspapers.
The 47-year-old became Illinois’ first Indian American Congressperson back in 2016, replacing Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
“Today, our country faces enormous and unprecedented economic and public health challenges,” Krishnamoorthi said in a statement. “No matter who controls the White House or the Senate in January, I am committed to doing whatever it takes to bring the country together to implement common-sense solutions that move our country and our people forward.”
Krishnamoorthi graduated from Princeton University and earned his law degree from Harvard University. He first served as Illinois’ deputy treasurer, special assistant attorney general, and chairperson of the audit committee of the Illinois Housing Development Authority before he became a Congressman.