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Illinois's 8th congressional district

 

Illinois's 8th congressional district

Illinois's 8th congressional district
Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tammy Duckworth (DHoffman Estates)
Area 206 mi2
Distribution 100.0% urban, 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.) 724,644
Median income $62,705[1]
Ethnicity 70.6% White, 5.1% Black, 12.7% Asian, 26.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 9.4% other
Cook PVI D+8[2]

The 8th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.

2011 redistricting

The congressional district covers parts of Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale are included.[3] These boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

Elections

2012 election

Walsh was drawn out of the district for 2012 by 2011 redistricting, although a candidate is not required to live in the district to be eligible to run for a seat in Congress.[4] Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi of Hoffman Estates announced his candidacy for the seat in late May 2011. In July 2011, Democrat Tammy Duckworth also announced plans to run for the seat.[5] Duckworth won the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012. Duckworth defeated Walsh in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[2]
2008 President Obama 62 - 37%[2]
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 55 - 42%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
William H. Bissell Independent Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Redistricted from the 1st district
Vacant
March 4, 1855 – November 4, 1856
James L. D. Morrison November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 filled vacancy caused by resignation of Rep-elect Lyman Trumbull
Robert Smith March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Philip B. Fouke March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
John T. Stuart March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Shelby M. Cullom March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871
James C. Robinson March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 12th district
Greenbury L. Fort March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
Lewis E. Payson March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 9th district
William Cullen March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted from the 7th district
Ralph Plumb March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Charles A. Hill March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Lewis Steward March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Robert A. Childs March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Albert J. Hopkins March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted from the 5th district
William F. Mahoney March 4, 1903 – December 27, 1904 Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
December 27, 1904 – March 4, 1905
Charles McGavin March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909
Thomas Gallagher March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1921
Stanley H. Kunz March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931
Peter C. Granata March 4, 1931 – April 5, 1932
Stanley H. Kunz April 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933
Leo Kocialkowski March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Thomas S. Gordon January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959
Dan Rostenkowski January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 5th district
Phil Crane January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005 Redistricted from the 12th district
Melissa Bean January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011
Joe Walsh January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Tammy Duckworth January 3, 2013 – Present Retiring to run for U.S. Senate

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/mycd/#
  2. ^ a b c Copyright National Journal.
  3. ^ Illinois Congressional District 8, Illinois Board of Elections
  4. ^ US Constitution, Article One, Section Two, Clause Two: Qualifications of Members of the House of Representatives Article One of the United States Constitution#Clause 2: Qualifications of Members
  5. ^
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • page on the 8th District of IllinoisWashington Post
  • U.S. Census Bureau - 8th District Fact Sheet
  • OpenSecrets.org political contributions and spending
  • CBS county-by-county return of 2006 votes



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