Rod R. Blagojevich (pronounced IPA: listen (helpÂ·info), born December 10, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Illinois. A usually moderate Democrat, Blagojevich served as a representative of Chicago in the United States Congress and was later elected Governor of Illinois, an office he holds today. He is the second Serbian American to be elected governor of any state of the United States (George Voinovich from Ohio was the first).
Blagojevich is married to the former Patricia Mell, daughter of Chicago Alderman Richard Mell. The couple has two daughters, Amy and Anne. Anne was born just months after her father was sworn in as governor.