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Kwame Raoul

American politician

Kwame Raoul (born September 30, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Raoul is the Attorney General-elect of Illinois.

Kwame Raoul
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Attorney General-elect of Illinois
Taking office
January 2019
GovernorJ. B. Pritzker (Elect)
SucceedingLisa Madigan
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 13th district
Assumed office
November 6, 2004
Preceded byBarack Obama
Personal details
Born (1964-09-30) September 30, 1964 (age 54)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDePaul University (BA)
Illinois Institute of Technology (JD)

Raoul is a member of the Illinois Senate. He has represented the 13th district since 2004 after he was appointed to fill the seat left by Barack Obama, upon Obama's election to the U.S. Senate.[1]

Raoul was the Democratic Party's nominee for Attorney General of Illinois in the 2018 election and won the general election.[2]


  1. Raoul, Kwame. "Chicago Tribune; Rauner, business groups push for Illinois workers' compensation changes" ( By Monique Garcia Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  2. "Democrat Kwame Raoul cruises to easy win in Illinois attorney general race". Chicago Tribune. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.

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