Robin Kelly

Robin Kelly

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ROBIN KELLY

D-ILLINOIS 2ND DISTRICT 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 3/12/1968

EDUCATION:  PhD, Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 2004, MA, Counseling, Bradley University, 1982, BA, Psychology, Bradley University, 1977

OCCUPATION: Activist

FAMILY: Married, 2 children

CAREER:

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2013-present
  • Won Special Election, Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 2, April 9, 2013
  • State Treasurer, Illinois Government, 2007-2010
  • Representative, Illinois State House of Representatives, 2002-2006

COMMITTEES:

  • Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Oversight & Gov't Reform Committee

ELECTED: 2013

 

ISRAEL


  • "As a member of Congress, the only member from Illinois on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I have been proud to visit Israel and work to strengthen the steadfast bond between our two nations. --Let us reaffirm our commitment towards an even more secure Israel, and a truly just and lasting peace among Israel, its neighbors, and all nations."  SOURCE: www.robinkelly.house.gov  

CHOICE


  • Kelly believes that abortion should be safe and legal. 
  • Kelly co-sponsored Women's Health Protection Act

In Her Own Words


"I believe in a woman's right to choose and in her right to make her own decisions about her body and her healthcare. As your Congresswoman, I will work to preserve abortion rights and expand access to birth control as these are essential components of women's reproductive health. It's one reason I support the Affordable Care Act, especially the expansion of women's preventive healthcare services. I believe that women are more than capable of making our own choices about their healthcare."

SOURCE: http://www.ontheissues.org/IL/Robin_Kelly_Abortion.htm​

 

Interesting Facts


Served as Chief Administration Officer for Cook County, IL - the second largest county in the U.S.