Darin M. LaHood (born July 5, 1968) is a Republican politician from Peoria, Illinoisof Lebanese descent. He is the United States Representative for the 18th Congressional District in Illinois. Prior to being elected to Congress, LaHood was a member of the Illinois Senate representing the seven-county 37th legislative district. LaHood is the son of former United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. He has called himself a fiscal conservative focused on budget issues. While his father was a moderate Republican, Darin is considered to be more conservative.
“Words of Encouragement from Cong. LaHood”
As an Arab-American recently elected to the United States House of Representative, Darin LaHood was gracious enough to be the keynote speaker at the Arab-American Bar Association’s 25th Anniversary on November 17th at the Allegro Hotel in Chicago. Speaking to a packed audience, Cong. LaHood assured our community that he will be vigilant in protecting individual rights of all Americans from hate violence and hate speech. He underscored the greatness of America with equal opportunity for all citizens. He received an outstanding ovation from the crowd of Illinois attorneys, judges, and justices