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Dan Lipinski

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district
Assumed office 
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Bill Lipinski

Born July 15, 1966 (1966-07-15) (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Judy Lipinski
Residence Western Springs, Illinois
Alma mater Northwestern University, Stanford University, Duke University
Occupation political assistant, college professor
Religion Roman Catholic[citation needed]

Daniel William Lipinski (born July 15, 1966) is an American Democratic Party politician. He is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Illinois's 3rd congressional district (map), having been elected in 2004 to succeed his father, Bill Lipinski. The district includes much of the southwest side of Chicago, along with such suburbs as Oak Lawn and Brookfield.

Lipinski was born in Chicago, and presently lives with his wife Judy in Western Springs, where she works as an actuary.

Immediately prior to his election to Congress, he served on the University of Tennessee faculty from 2001 to 2004. From 2000 to 2001, he served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he had served briefly on the staff of then-U.S. Congressman Rod Blagojevich. From January to August 1999, he served as a communication staff aide to then-House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 1998.

During the 1996 election season, he served on the campaign, and later the transition staff, for Cook County State's Attorney Richard A. Devine. From 1995 to 1996, he served as a legislative staff member for U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello. He served in that same capacity for U.S. Congressman George E. Sangmeister from 1993 to 1995. During the summer of 1992, he interned at the United States Department of Labor. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University (earned 1988) and a master's degree from Stanford University (1989).

In 2004, Lipinski's father ran for re-nomination in the Democratic primary. After again easily winning the nomination, the elder Lipinski announced his retirement. As the Democratic committeeman for Chicago's 23rd Ward, he was able to persuade the state Democratic Party to select his son to replace him on the ballot. This was a somewhat controversial move in that it allowed the younger Lipinski to sidestep the Democratic primary and succeed his father in office with only token Republican opposition, Ryan Chlada.[1]. Although the 3rd has historically been the most conservative district of the eight that divide Chicago, it has been reliably Democratic in recent years, and it is likely Lipinski would have won the election in any case. Lipinski was elected on roughly the same platform as his father, promising to be a fairly moderate Democrat.[2]

In the 2006 primary, Lipinski was able to garner 55% of the vote against two Democratic opponents, he was re-elected in November with 79% of the vote. In the 2008 primary, Lipinski defeated three opponents, and proceeded to win a third term.

Lipinski has expressed support for the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, an amendment to America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.



Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues

On March 11, 2009 Lipinski voted for the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The act got a 282-144 vote failing to pass the house.[1] Vote to pass a bill that expands federally protected lands and waters.[2]

Interests that support this bill:[3] Vegetables, fruits and tree nut Vegetables, fruits and tree nut [4] Commercial printing & typesetting Commercial printing & typesetting [5] Builders associations Builders associations [6] Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing [7] Advertising & public relations services Advertising & public relations services [8] Lodging & tourism Lodging & tourism [9] General commerce General commerce [10] Non-profit foundations Non-profit foundations [11] Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc. Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc. [12]

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

On April 29, 2009 Lipinski voted for the Hate Crimes Expansion bill which expands the definition of hate crimes and strengthens enforcement of hate crime laws. It got a 249 - 175 vote passing the House.[13] Interests that support this bill:[14] Gay & lesbian rights & issues Gay & lesbian rights & issues [15] Minority/Ethnic Groups Minority/Ethnic Groups [16] Human Rights [17]


On September 17, 2009 Lipinski voted yes on the Student Aid Program Modifications bill. It passed the House with 253 - 171 votes. [18]

Committee assignments


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William O. Lipinski
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by


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