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George Gaulrapp

George W. Gaulrapp (born 30 October 1959), is an Illinois politician. He was the mayor of Freeport, Illinois from 2005 to 2013. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and 2012. He is a Democrat.

George Gaulrapp
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Mayor of Freeport
In office
May 2005 (2005-05) – May 2013 (2013-05)
Preceded byJames L. Gitz
Succeeded byJames L. Gitz
Personal details
Born (1959-10-30) October 30, 1959 (age 59)
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
Citizen’s Party
ChildrenRachael, Alicia, Courtney, Jack
ResidenceFreeport, Illinois
Alma materMonmouth College
ProfessionSales & Marketing


Political careerEdit

Mayor of FreeportEdit

Gaulrapp became Mayor of Freeport, Illinois in 2005, when his predecessor, James Gitz, stepped down.[1] He was a member of the City Council prior to his election to Mayor. In 2013, James Gitz ran again for Mayor and defeated Gaulrapp in the Freeport Citizen’s Party primary.[2]

U.S. House election, 2010Edit

In 2010, Gaulrapp ran for the United States House of Representatives for Illinois's 16th congressional district.[3] He was unopposed in the Democratic primary[4] and thus became the Democratic nominee, but was defeated by the Republican incumbent, Donald A. Manzullo 65%-31%.[5][6](p48)

U.S. House election, 2012Edit

In 2012, Gaulrapp ran again for Congress, but this time for Illinois's 17th congressional district.[7] After the redistricting, Freeport was placed in the 17th congressional district, then represented by Republican Bobby Schilling. Of the three candidates in the Democratic primary, Gaulrapp finished second, after Cheri Bustos, who would later win the general election.[8]


  1. ^ "WFIR". Archived from the original on 2011-09-26.
  2. ^ Crow, Nick (April 10, 2013). "Election 2013: Jim Gitz back in Freeport mayor's office, barely". Freeport Journal-Standard. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. ^ Freeport Journal-Standard - Oct 17, 2009
  4. ^ "Illinois 16th District Profile". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Q&A with Manzullo and Gaulrapp, 16th Congressional District". Daily Herald. October 27, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "General Election of November 2, 2010" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Kravets, Lauren (June 25, 2011). "Freeport Mayor Announces Run for Congress". WIFR. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "2012 General Primary Official Vote Totals Book" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 19, 2015.

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