Jan_Schakowsky_headshot“There were times when I would go up to Lane and ask: ‘Are you sure you want to do this? This might be a hard vote in your district.’ And he’d just look at me and say: ‘What are you talking about? This is the right vote!’ He had a fearlessness about him when it came to sticking with what he thought was the right thing to do. Lane was proof positive that if you stand with people, stick to your core principles, and work hard, that you can win in districts that people have thought impossible. It turned out he was a winner being such a principled guy.”

— former colleague and US Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois)