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James Meeks

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 04, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJamell Meeks
Professionminister
ReligionBaptist
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 15th district
Assumed officeJanuary 8, 2003
Preceded byBill Shaw

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James T. Meeks (born August 4, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 15th district since 2003. He is also an active Baptist minister in Chicago and chairs the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. He briefly campaigned for Mayor of Chicago in the 2011 election before dropping out of the race.


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