AKA Melissa Luburich Bean
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Illinois, 2005-11
Business and technology consultant elected to three terms in US Congress beginning in 2005, succeeding Phil Crane. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-net neutrality. Supported 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded by Joe Walsh.
Father: George Luburich
Mother: Victoria Lorraine Luburich
Brother: George, Jr.
Husband: Alan Bean (two daughters)
High School: Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL (1980)
University: AA, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (1982)
University: BA Political Science, Roosevelt University (2002)
US Congressman, Illinois 8th (2005-11)
Motorola District Manager (1989-91)
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
League of Women Voters Barrington
Obama Victory Fund 2012
New Democrat Movement
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