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Illinois's 13th congressional district

The 13th congressional district of Illinois is currently represented by Republican Rodney L. Davis.

Illinois's 13th congressional district
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Illinois's 13th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Rodney L. Davis
RTaylorville
Area5,794 sq mi (15,010 km2)
Distribution
  • 78.9% urban
  • 21.1% rural
Population (2011 est.)712,716
Median income$51,229[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[2][3]

2011 redistrictingEdit

 
The district from 2003 to 2013

The congressional district covers parts of Bond, Champaign, Madison, McLean and Sangamon counties, and all of Christian, Calhoun, De Witt, Greene, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Montgomery and Piatt counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Godfrey, Taylorville and Urbana are included.[4] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

ElectionsEdit

2012 electionEdit

2014 electionEdit

The Republican and Democratic primaries took place on March 18, 2014. In the Republican primary, incumbent Rodney L. Davis defeated fellow Republicans Erika Harold and Michael Firsching. In the Democratic primary, Ann Callis defeated George Gollin and David Green. Bill Byrnes had previously withdrawn from the Democratic primary. Josh Dill ran in the district as an Independent.[citation needed]

2016 electionEdit

2018 electionEdit

VotingEdit

In the 2004 U.S. General Election, this district voted for George W. Bush with 55% to 45% for John Kerry. However, in 2008, the district flipped and voted for Barack Obama.

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 50 – 44%
2012 President Romney 49 – 49%
2008 President Obama 54 – 45%
2004 President Bush 55 – 45%
2000 President Bush 55 – 42%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1863
 
William J. Allen
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew J. Kuykendall Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Green B. Raum
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Crebs
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
John McNulta Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Adlai E. Stevenson
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas F. Tipton
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Adlai E. Stevenson
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dietrich C. Smith
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William M. Springer
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1895
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Vespasian Warner
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district.
 
Robert R. Hitt
Republican March 4, 1903 –
September 20, 1906
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Died.
Vacant September 20, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
59th
 
Frank O. Lowden
Republican November 6, 1906 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John C. McKenzie
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1925
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William R. Johnson Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Leo E. Allen
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Ralph E. Church
Republican January 3, 1949 –
March 21, 1950
81st Redistricted from the 10th district.
Died.
Vacant March 21, 1950 –
January 3, 1951
 
Marguerite S. Church
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Donald Rumsfeld
Republican January 3, 1963 –
May 25, 1969
88th
89th
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Vacant May 25, 1969 –
November 25, 1969
91st
 
Phil Crane
Republican November 25, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
91st
92nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Robert McClory
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John N. Erlenborn
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Redistricted from the 14th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harris W. Fawell
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1999
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Judy Biggert
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
Lost re-election.
 
Rodney L. Davis
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.]

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 13th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Phil Crane (served 1969-1973) on November 8, 2014. The most recently serving representative to die was John N. Erlenborn (served 1983-1985) on October 30, 2005.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Donald Rumsfeld 1963 - 1969 (1932-07-09) July 9, 1932 (age 87)
Harris W. Fawell 1985 - 1999 (1929-03-25) March 25, 1929 (age 90)
Judy Biggert 1999 - 2013 (1937-08-15) August 15, 1937 (age 82)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=13
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 583–585. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 13, Illinois Board of Elections

External linksEdit