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Julie Hamos

Julie Hamos
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 18th district
In office
Succeeded by Robyn Gabel
Personal details
Born (1949-01-29) January 29, 1949
Budapest, Hungary
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alan Greiman
Residence Evanston, Illinois
Profession attorney
Religion Jewish

Julie Hamos (born January 29, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 18th District from 1999 to 2011. Her district included the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park and the suburbs of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka and Glencoe.

In July 2009, Hamos declared her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 10th congressional district, but lost to Dan Seals in the Democratic primary in February 2010. In April 2010, she was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to be the new director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the agency that oversees the Illinois Medicaid program.[1]

Born in U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Later she became legislative and political action director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, working on policy issues affecting working men and women. From 1981 to 1984, Hamos served as legislative counsel and policy advisor to then-State's Attorney Richard M. Daley, advocating for the first-ever laws and policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. She was appointed in 1984 as director of the child support division, with oversight of 300,000 child support cases. In 1988, Hamos founded Julie E. Hamos & Associates, a public policy and community relations consulting firm. In June 2004, Hamos was selected as a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.[3]

Hamos lives in Evanston with her husband, Alan Greiman, an appellate court judge.


  1. ^ Legislator Hamos to head agency that runs Medicaid, Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2010
  2. ^ Meet Julie Hamos Julie Hamos for Congress
  3. ^ Meet Julie Hamos Julie Hamos for Congress

External links

  • Illinois General Assembly - Representative Julie Hamos (D) 18th District official IL House website
    • Bills Committees
  • Profile at Project Vote Smart
  • Follow the Money - Julie Hamos
    • 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributions
  • Illinois House Democrats - Julie Hamos profile
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