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|United States Senator-elect
January 3, 2017
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Joe Walsh|
|Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs|
April 24, 2009 – June 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Lisette Mondello|
|Succeeded by||Michael Galloucis|
|Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs|
November 21, 2006 – February 8, 2009
|Preceded by||Roy Dolgos|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Grant|
|Born||Ladda Tammy Duckworth
March 12, 1968
|Alma mater||University of Hawaii, Manoa
George Washington University
Northern Illinois University
|Service/branch|| United States Army
Template:Flagdeco/core Illinois Army National Guard
|Years of service||1992–2014|
|Unit||106th Aviation Regiment, 28th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||Iraq War (WIA)|
Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician. She has been the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district since 2013 and the United States senator-elect of Illinois as of November 2016.
A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand.
Duckworth ran for the United States senate seat against the current senator Mark Kirk in the 2016 Illinois senate elections. On November 8, 2016, she defeated Kirk in his bid for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat.
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