Lauren Underwood for IL 14 House District

Holding IL 14 House seat held by Lauren Underwood

Lauren Underwood represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Elected in 2018, she was the youngest black woman to serve in Congress.

Graduating from the University of Michigan and earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree from John Hopkins University, Underwood was a policy coordinator and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama, helping communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, bioterrorism threats, and public health emergencies. In Congress, She has been the most powerful Congressional advocate ever in addressing neonatal mortality and the shocking disparities in maternal health. Underwood serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations. She cofounded and serves on the Black Maternal Health Caucus and is a member of the Future Forum and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.