Tuesday, March 22, 2011 03:25 PM
Senator Heather Steans
Years served: 2008 - Present
Committee assignments: Appropriations I (Chairperson); Executive; Environment and Conservation (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Human Services.
Biography: Born May 8, 1963, in Lake Forest, IL; B.A. in Urban Studies from Princeton; M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former budget director, WI Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and former strategic planner, Chicago Public Schools; married (husband, Leo Smith) with three children.