Melissa Bean

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Melissa Bean
U.S. Representative – IL-08
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Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 1993

Preceded by January 3, 2005
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Born February 22, 1962
Spouse Alan Bean
Religion Serbian Orthodox


Melissa Luburich Bean represents the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. In 2004, Melissa Bean ousted the longest-serving Republican in Congress, the ultra-right-wing Phil Crane, and was one of only two Democrats to defeat a Republican incumbent.

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Congresswoman Bean was born in Chicago on January 22, 1962. Her father, a WWII Marine Raider and small business owner, and her mother, a full-time homemaker, raised their family in Park Ridge, where Bean graduated from Maine East High School. She earned her BA in Political Science from Roosevelt University. [1]

Frugal Foreign Travel

In 2004-2005 Bean traveled to Kuwait, Qatar and Ireland, and reported only $1,041.00 in expenses paid by U.S. taxpayers. Source: "Where the Illinois Congressional Delegation Traveled in 2004-2005." Associated Press. March 13, 2006.

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Contact

Washington DC Office
512 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3711
Fax: (202) 225-7830

Cook County Office
1430 Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 519-3434
Fax: (847) 519-3436

Lake County Office
Round Lake Beach Village Hall
1937 N. Municipal Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

McHenry County Office
Woodstock Municipal Center
121 W. Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

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