Kwame Raoul

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Kwame Raoul
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42nd Attorney General of Illinois
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorJ. B. Pritzker
Preceded byLisa Madigan
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 13th district
In office
November 6, 2004 – January 5, 2019
Preceded byBarack Obama
Succeeded byRobert Peters
Personal details
Born (1964-09-30) September 30, 1964 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDePaul University (BA)
Illinois Institute of Technology (JD)

Kwame Raoul (born September 30, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Raoul is the 42nd Attorney General of Illinois since 2019.

Raoul was a member of the Illinois Senate. He represented the 13th district from 2004 to 2019 after he was appointed to fill the seat left by Barack Obama, upon Obama's election to the U.S. Senate.[1]

Raoul was the Democratic Party's nominee for Attorney General of Illinois in the 2018 election and won the general election.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Raoul, Kwame. "Chicago Tribune; Rauner, business groups push for Illinois workers' compensation changes" ( By Monique Garcia Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  2. "Democrat Kwame Raoul cruises to easy win in Illinois attorney general race". Chicago Tribune. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.

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