Representative Lauren Underwood (she/hers)
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood represents Illinois' 14th Congressional District, a suburban, exurban, and rural district in northern Illinois. She flipped this seat from red to blue in a historic fashion in 2018, defeating a four-term Republican incumbent, and in 2020 became the first Democrat ever to be re-elected in IL-14. She was reelected in 2022 for her third term. In 2018, Congresswoman Underwood was the first person of color, first woman, and first millennial elected to represent her district. When she was sworn into office in 2019, she became the youngest Black woman to ever serve in Congress. In 2023, Lauren conquered another first – she became the first Black woman since Shirley Chisholm to be elected to Democratic House Leadership. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.