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Illinois's 10th congressional district

The 10th Congressional District of Illinois lies in the northeast corner of the state, and mostly comprises northern suburbs of Chicago. It was created after the 1860 census. The district is currently represented by Democrat Brad Schneider.

Illinois's 10th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 10 (since 2013).tif
Illinois's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Brad Schneider
DDeerfield
Area300 sq mi (780 km2)
Distribution
  • 99.7% urban
  • 0.3% rural
Population (2011 est.)705,564
Median income$80,229[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[2][3]

2011 redistrictingEdit

The district covers parts of Cook and Lake counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Wheeling and Zion are included.[4] The boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

District characteristicsEdit

EconomyEdit

The 10th is home to several Fortune 500 Companies, including but not limited to: CDW, Walgreens, Underwriters Laboratories, Baxter Healthcare, AbbVie, Allstate Insurance and Mondelez International.

MilitaryEdit

The Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago, hosting the United States Navy's only boot camp, trains 38,000 recruits each year. 5.2% of the district's inhabitants have performed military service.[3]

HistoryEdit

The area of the district was originally represented by one of Abraham Lincoln's closest allies, Elihu B. Washburne (R-Waukegan). The district was created in 1982 redistricting out of districts represented by John Porter (R-Wilmette) and Robert McClory (R-Lake Bluff). On the retirement of McClory, the district was represented by Porter after winning the elections of 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. Following Porter's retirement, 11 Republicans and two Democrats ran to succeed him. Eventually 9 Republicans and one Democrat stood for election in the primary of March 2000. John Porter's former Chief of Staff, Mark Kirk, won the Republican primary over number two rival Shaun Donnely. Kirk then defeated State Representative Lauren Beth Gash (D-Highland Park) by 2% in the 2000 general election. Kirk remained in Congress until he decided to run for the United States Senate in the 2010 election. He was succeeded by Republican Robert Dold.

ElectionsEdit

2006 electionEdit

Republican candidate for Governor, Judy Baar Topinka, and GOP candidate for Cook County Board President Tony Peraica both handily won the district in 2006, although both lost in the state- and countywide (respectively) count.

2008 electionEdit

Dan Seals, who had previously run against Mark Kirk in 2006, defeated Clinton Advisor Jay Footlik for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Dave Kalbfleisch received the Green Party nomination, but was removed from the ballot by the Illinois State Board of Elections.[5][6] Independent candidate Allan Stevo was also nominated.[7] Mark Kirk defeated Dan Seals in their rematch from 2006 by 54% to 46%, thus winning a fifth term in the House.

2010 electionEdit

The Republican Party nominee, Robert Dold, won against the Democratic Party nominee, Dan Seals.

2012 electionEdit

Robert Dold no longer lives in the redrawn district,[8] but said he would move into the district if he won re-election.[9]

Candidates for the Democratic nomination were: Ilya Sheyman, a community organizer from Waukegan,[10] Brad Schneider, a business consultant,[11] John Tree, a business executive and Colonel in the Air Force Reserve,[12] and Vivek Bavda, an intellectual property attorney.[13]

In the March 20, 2012 primary, Brad Schneider won the Democratic nomination.[14] Schneider defeated Dold in the general election in November.

2014 electionEdit

Brad Schneider, the incumbent, was selected to be the Democratic nominee, and Robert Dold was once again selected to be the Republican nominee. Dold won the election with just over 50% of the vote.

2016 electionEdit

Brad Schneider defeated Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering for the Democratic nomination on March 15.[15] Democrat Brad Schneider defeated Republican Robert Dold by nearly 5% (14,000 votes), the largest victory margin in Illinois's 10th Congressional district since redistricting.

2018 electionEdit

Brad Schneider, the incumbent, defeated his republican challenger Douglas R. Bennett with 65.6% of the vote.[16] There were three Republican candidates who ran in the primary: Bennett of Deerfield, who is a computer consultant and vice chairman of the West Deerfield Township Republican Organization, Libertyville physician and business owner Sapan Shah, and Jeremy Wynes of Highland Park.[17]

Robert Dold declined to run for a fifth time. [18]

On March 20, Douglas Bennett narrowly beat Wynes and Shah in the primary.[19]

2018 Republican Primary resultsEdit

Candidate Votes Percent
Douglas Bennett 8,484 35.6%
Jeremy Wynes 8,225 34.6%
Sapan Shah 7,093 29.8%

Recent election resultsEdit

U.S. PresidentEdit

2000 Al Gore (D) 51 - 47%
2004 John Kerry (D) 52 - 47%
2008 Barack Obama (D) 63 - 36%[3]
2012 Barack Obama (D) 58 - 41%[3]
2016 Hillary Clinton (D) 61 - 32%

U.S. RepresentativeEdit

Year Republican
candidate
Republican
percentage
Democratic
candidate
Democratic
percentage
2000 Kirk 51 Gash 49
2002 Kirk 69 Perritt 31
2004 Kirk 65 Goodman 35
2006 Kirk 53.4 Seals 46.6
2008 Kirk 52.6 Seals 47.4
2010 Dold 51.1 Seals 48.8
2012 Dold 49.4 Schneider 50.6
2014 Dold 51.3 Schneider 48.7
2016 Dold 47 Schneider 53
2018 Bennett 34.4 Schneider 65.6

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1863
  Anthony L. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 6th district.
  Anthony Thornton Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Albert G. Burr Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Edward Y. Rice Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
  William H. Ray Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  John C. Bagby Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Nicholas E. Worthington Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Philip S. Post Republican March 4, 1887 –
January 6, 1895
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
Elected in 1886.
Died
Vacant January 6, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
  George W. Prince Republican December 2, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted to the 15th district.
  George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Redistricted from the 7th district.
  Charles M. Thomson Progressive March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Carl R. Chindblom Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
  James Simpson, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
74th
75th
76th
First elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
  George A. Paddock Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
Elected again in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
  Richard W. Hoffman Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1957
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Harold R. Collier Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1973
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted to the 6th district.
  Samuel H. Young Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd
Lost re-election.
  Abner Mikva Democratic January 3, 1975 –
September 26, 1979
94th
95th
96th
Resigned to become judge of U.S. Court of Appeals
Vacant September 26, 1979 –
January 22, 1980
  John Edward Porter Republican January 22, 1980 –
January 3, 2001
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
  Mark Kirk Republican January 3, 2001 –
November 29, 2010
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
First elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for run for U.S. Senate, and then resigned when elected.
Vacant November 29, 2010 –
January 3, 2011
  Bob Dold Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
  Brad Schneider Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
  Bob Dold Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2017
114th Elected in 2014.
Lost re-election.
  Brad Schneider Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
Elected in 2016.

Living former membersEdit

As of September 2017, there are three living former members who represented the district. The most recent to die was Samuel H. Young (served 1973–1975) on September 23, 2017. The most recently serving representative to die was Abner J. Mikva (served 1975–1979) on July 4, 2016.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
John Porter 1980 – 2001 (1935-06-01) June 1, 1935 (age 84)
Mark Kirk 2001 – 2010 (1959-09-15) September 15, 1959 (age 60)
Bob Dold 2011–2013
2015–2017
(1969-06-23) June 23, 1969 (age 50)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 577–578. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 10, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ "David J. Kalbfleisch for U.S. House, IL-10 in 2010". Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090813090041/http://www.pioneerlocal.com/evanston/news/1001476%2Cpp-greenparty-061208-s1.article. Archived from the original on August 13, 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Allan Stevo for Congress". Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  8. ^ McKinney, Dave; Sweet, Lynn; Pallasch, Abdon M. (May 28, 2011). "Illinois Democrats target GOP with redrawing of congressional map". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  9. ^ Sadin, Steve (June 2, 2011). "Dold Will Run in Remapped 10th". Libertyville Patch. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  10. ^ "Waukegan Dem announces bid for congressional seat". WALS-TV. April 28, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  11. ^ Sweet, Lynn (May 25, 2011). "Brad Schneider running in Illinois 10 Democratic primary". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  12. ^ "Long Grove man enters 10th Democratic race". Daily Herald. November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  13. ^ "Third democrat enters 10th congressional race". Buffalo Grove Patch. September 19, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  14. ^ Schneider survives in 10th district Dem primary, Chicago Sun-Times, March 20, 2012.
  15. ^ "Illinois' 10th Congressional District election, 2016". Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  16. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/election-results/illinois-10th-congressional-district/
  17. ^ "Daily Herald - Suburban Chicago's Information Source". Daily Herald. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  18. ^ Pearson, Rick. "Republican Dold won't seek 4th rematch for Congress with Democrat Schneider". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  19. ^ Times, The New York (March 20, 2018). "Illinois Primary Election Results". Retrieved January 17, 2019 – via NYTimes.com.

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