b. July 31, 1951
Illinois, State Representative (1985-)
A librarian for the University of Illinois Circle Campus (now University of Illinois-Chicago), Flowers met then Mayor Harold Washington in early 1984, a meeting that impressed him enough to recruit her to run for State Representative later that year. With his endorsement, Flowers won the race and became a stead advocate for Chicago's under-privileged.
Practically a South Side institution, Flowers has not had a serious ballot opponent in many years.
Important Political Events
- 1984, Elected State Representative