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Cheri Bustos
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Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Steve Israel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 17th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Bobby Schilling
Personal details
Born October 17, 1961 (1961-10-17) (age 59)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gerry Bustos
Children 3 sons
Education University of Maryland,
College Park
(BA)
University of Illinois,
Springfield (MA)

Cheryl Lea Bustos /ˈbsts/ (née Callahan; born October 17, 1961) is an American journalist, healthcare executive, and politician. Bustos has served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district since 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Bustos is the first woman elected to Congress from her district.

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