La Shawn K. Ford

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La Shawn Ford
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Calvin Giles
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Profession Real Estate

La Shawn K. Ford is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 8th District since 2007. After earning a B.S. in Education from Loyola University Chicago, he taught history and coached basketball in the Chicago Public School system. He is currently a real estate entrepreneur, founder of Ford Desired Real Estate.

On November 29, 2012, Ford was indicted on charges of bank fraud alleging he provided misleading evidence to obtain a $500,000 extension on a line of credit. The charges state he used the money for personal expenses rather than rehabilitating an owned property, as stated in the loan documentation.[1]

Campaign contributions[edit]

In the past decade, Representative Ford has received $16,350 in campaign contributions from labor unions. This sum includes:[2]


  1. ^ Staff. "Rep. LaShawn Ford indicted on bank fraud charges". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Candidate Summary - La Shawn K. Ford", National Institute on Money in State Politics, 2 Dec 2012

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