Center for Political Awareness

Raja Krishnamoorthi

US Representative

Illinois

08th District

Tenure: January 3, 2017-present

Term Ends: January 3, 2025

Brief Bio

KRISHNAMOORTHI, S. Raja, a Representative from Illinois; born in New Delhi, India, July 19, 1973; graduated from Richwoods High School, Peoria, Ill., 1991; B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1995; J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 2000; lawyer, private practice; business executive; clerk, United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, 2000-2002; campaign staff, Barack Obama, 2004, 2008; staff, Illinois housing development authority, 2005-2007; Illinois special assistant attorney general, 2006-2007; deputy state treasurer of Illinois, 2008-2009; unsuccessful candidate for Illinois state comptroller, 2010; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2017-present).

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