Why I’m Running

I am running because I want to use my advocacy skills to progress our District and Country forward. We are leading the world in prison population, when we should be leading in quality of life, civil rights, healthcare, education, green energy, and transportation. I refuse to sit idly by while we can and should be doing better in almost all aspects of an organized society.

Who is Kristine Schanbacher?

Kristine originally grew up in Nebraska with her four brothers, but after leaving to attend Northwestern University, the Chicagoland area became her home. After college, Kristine attended law school, earning a degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she advocated for civil rights.


The Seventh District covers a number of neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago and extends west to a number of Cook County communities.

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American Bar Association: On The Rise: 2019 Honorees

Kristine Schanbacher has been awarded an On The Rise award for the top 40 young lawyers. The On The Rise program recognizes ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. Kristine is a Senior Managing Associate in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. …

Kristine Schanbacher for Congress
PO Box 11034
Chicago, IL 60611
(‭312) 632-0929‬