Cheri Bustos

Rep. Cheri Bustos


Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) is the Chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Since taking office in 2013, Bustos has been a strong, independent voice for Illinois’ middle class, and has worked across the aisle to create jobs, protect Social Security and Medicare, stand up for our veterans and get our economy working for all families.

Bustos is a former investigative journalist who moved to the Quad-Cities more than 25 years ago to pursue a career in journalism, reporting on crime, city government, health care and other important community issues. She isn’t afraid of taking on the tough issues and was honored over the years with several awards for her in-depth, investigative reporting.

Bustos serves Illinois’ 17th Congressional District and considers it a privilege to represent the people of Northwest and Central Illinois each and every day. (Full bio)

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