“Research the background of your Congressional representatives  two senators and a member of the House  of Representatives. Find out about their previous occupation(s),  political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant  demographics. What percentage of the vote did they receive to win in  their last election? What are two policy issues areas they are  interested in? How do these areas reflect their ideologies?

Write an essay. Start by identifying all three of your  representatives. Then, pick the representative you are most interested  in and explain why they interest you. Present the information you found  in your research required above in the essay.

Richard Durbin   
Senior Senator for Illinois 
Tammy Duckworth   
Junior Senator for Illinois
Raja Krishnamoorthi   
Representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district