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Debbie Halvorson

AKA Deborah DeFrancesco Halvorson

Born: 1-Mar-1958
Birthplace: Chicago Heights, IL

Gender: Female
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Illinois, 2009-11

Cosmetics saleswoman and Illinois state legislator elected to US Congress in 2008, succeeding Jerry Weller, who did not run for re-election. Centrist Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Defeated in 2010 campaign and succeeded in Congress by Adam Kinzinger.

Husband: (div., two children)
Husband: Jim Bush (2nd husband, two stepchildren)

    High School: Bloom High School, Chicago Heights, IL
    University: Secretarial Certificate, Robert Morris College
    University: AGS, Prairie State College (1998)
    University: BA Communications, Governors State University (2001)
    University: MA Communications, Governors State University (2003)
    Lecturer: Governors State University

    US Congressman, Illinois 11th (3-Jan-2009 to 3-Jan-2011)
    Illinois State Senate (1997-2008, as Majority Leader, 2005-08)
    Illinois State Official Clerk, Crete Township, IL (1993-96)
    Mary Kay Cosmetics Sales (1980-93)

Official Website:
http://halvorson.house.gov/


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