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Heather Steans

Heather Steans
Personal data
Date of birthMay 8, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthLake Forest, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseLeo Smith
ChildrenRyan Smith, Samuel Smith, and Abby Smith
ProfessionTrustee of the Steans Family Foundation
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 7th district
Assumed officeFebruary 10, 2008
Preceded byCarol Ronen

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Heather Steans (born May 8, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 7th district. She was appointed after winning a controversial special primary election that followed the mid-term resignation of her predecessor, Senator Carol Ronen. In November 2010 she was elected to a full term with 84% of the vote.


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