Currie, Barbara Flynn

​Barbara Flynn Currie, a liberal Democrat from the Hyde Park district of Chicago, has represented that area in the Illinois House of Representatives from January, 1979 to her retirement at the end of the 2018 legislative year. Since 1997 she has served as the House Majority Leader during an era where Mike Madigan served as Speaker of the House. Currie also had professional dealings with Barack Obama, who was the state senator for her legislative district.