Jehan Gordon-Booth

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Jehan Gordon-Booth
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 92nd district
Assumed office
January 13, 2009 (2009-January-13)
Preceded by Joan Krupa
Personal details
Born 1981 (age 36–37)
Political party Democratic
Residence Peoria, Illinois
Alma mater University of Illinois
Profession Full Time Legislator

Jehan A. Gordon (born 1981)[1] is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 92nd district since 2009.

Gordon-Booth was born and raised in Peoria County, Illinois, where she attended Limestone High School in Bartonville, and attended Parkland College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[2]

Gordon-Booth was on the Pleasant Hill School District 69 Board of Education before her election to the Illinois House.[2]

Gordon-Booth was elected in November 2008 to the seat being vacated by Aaron Schock. She defeated Joan Krupa, but Krupa was appointed to the seat to fill the remaining nine days of Schock's term when Schock became U.S. Representative for Illinois' 18th congressional district.[3]

Representative Gordon-Booth was elected to a second term by a comfortable margin in the November 2010 general election.[citation needed]

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, her stepson, Derrick Booth, Jr., 22 (his father, Derrick Booth, Sr., is Representative Gordon-Booth's husband and is the head basketball coach at Peoria's Manual High School; he was known as DJ), was shot and later died at a Peoria hospital. Sean T. Walls, 37, who had been identified as the suspect by police, was taken into custody, after having turned himself in, and was booked on a charge of first-degree murder.[4]


  1. ^ "Election Guide: Jehan Gordon". Peoria Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois. January 14, 2008. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Rep. Jehan Gordon". Illinois House Democrats. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "State Representative Joan Krupa". WEEK-TV. East Peoria, Illinois. January 13, 2009. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
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