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Jason Richardson was elected to the Senate in 2012. He attended Harvard Law School and was editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating with a magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991, he started in Chicago where he worked as an associate at the law firms of Hopkins & Sutter.
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