|U.S. Representative from Illinois's 17th Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
||Incumbent (no successor)
Cheryl Lea “Cheri” Bustos (born October 17, 1961, age 59) is the Democrat representative from Illinois' 17th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. House of Representatives
In 2019, Bustos was elected to chair the DCCC. Under her leadership, the Democrats suffered major defeats in the 2020 U.S. House elections despite expecting otherwise, with many seats they flipped in the 2018 Midterms flipping back towards the Republican Party, including South Carolina's 1st district, Florida's 26th and 27th districts, New Mexico's 2nd district, and Iowa's 1st district. Bustos in finding a childish excuse blamed the results on Google and Facebook. After a chaotic post-election meeting as was reported by The Hill, she announced that she would not seek chairing the DCCC for a second term.