Don Harmon, JD/MBA '94, "Running for Office: From UChicago Law to the Illinois State Senate"
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students office, the Law School Democrats, and the JD/MBA Association.
Senator Don Harmon and his family have deep roots in the 39th Legislative District. Harmon was born and raised in Oak Park. With the help of family and scholarships, Harmon graduated from St. Ignatius High School on Chicago’s west side, and Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Harmon worked his way through the University of Chicago, where he received both a law degree and an MBA. After law school, Harmon served in Springfield on the House legal staff. When he returned home, he based his law practice on creating public-private partnerships to bring billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to the Chicago area.
First elected in the fall of 2002, Harmon has promoted a progressive agenda in the Illinois Senate, advocating for better opportunities for children, greater access to affordable healthcare, improved government oversight and ethics reform, strengthened civil rights, substantive environmental protectio