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Melissa Bean

AKA Melissa Luburich Bean

Born: 22-Jan-1962
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Illinois, 2005-11

Business and technology consultant elected to three terms in US Congress beginning in 2005, succeeding Phil Crane. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-net neutrality. Supported 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded by Joe Walsh.

Father: George Luburich
Mother: Victoria Lorraine Luburich
Brother: George, Jr.
Sister: Christina
Brother: Adam
Husband: Alan Bean (two daughters)
Daughter: Victoria
Daughter: Michelle

    High School: Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL (1980)
    University: AA, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (1982)
    University: BA Political Science, Roosevelt University (2002)

    US Congressman, Illinois 8th (2005-11)
    Motorola District Manager (1989-91)
    Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
    League of Women Voters Barrington
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    New Democrat Movement

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