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Illinois's 14th congressional district

The 14th congressional district of Illinois is currently represented by Democrat Lauren Underwood. It is located in northern Illinois, surrounding the outer northern and western suburbs of Chicago.

Illinois's 14th congressional district
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Illinois's 14th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Lauren Underwood
DNaperville
Area1,598 sq mi (4,140 km2)
Distribution
  • 89.9% urban
  • 10.1% rural
Population (2011 est.)718,232
Median income$92,461[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+5[2][3]

2011 redistrictingEdit

After the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census, meaning from the 2012 election on, the congressional district covers parts of the counties of DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. The district includes all or parts of the cities of Batavia, Campton Hills, Crystal Lake, Geneva, Huntley, McHenry, Naperville, St. Charles, North Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Plano, Sycamore, Warrenville, Wauconda, Woodstock, and Yorkville.[4]

ElectionsEdit

2012 electionEdit

Incumbent Randy Hultgren defeated Democratic challenger Dennis Anderson to keep his spot in the House of Representatives.

2014 electionEdit

This election was a repeat of the 2012 election, and Hultgren keeps his spot.

2016 electionEdit

Hultgren wins again, this time against Democrat Jim Walz.

2018 electionEdit

Hultgren lost his releection bid to Democrat Lauren Underwood.

United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lauren Underwood 156,035 52.5
Republican Randy Hultgren (Incumbent) 141,164 47.5
Total votes 297,199 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2020 electionEdit

The election will be held on November 3, 2020 with Lauren Underwood as the incumbent.

Results from recent statewide racesEdit

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

RepresentationEdit

Joseph Gurney Cannon, who also served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives during four congresses and after which the Cannon House Office Building is named, represented the district early in his career (1873–83), although he was representing the 18th district when he was speaker from 1903-11.

The 14th district was represented from 1987 to 2007 by Republican Dennis Hastert, who served as Speaker of the House during the 106th through 109th congresses.

Hastert resigned from Congress in November 2007 and on March 8, 2008 the 2008 Illinois's 14th congressional district special election was held to fill the vacancy. Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis by 52.5% to 47.5%. In the November 2008 regular election, Foster won a full two-year term, defeating Oberweis once again.

Foster failed to win re-election in 2010. Republican Randy Hultgren won the seat for the GOP and was sworn in when the 112th Congress convened. Hultgren was re-elected in the 2012 election, the 2014 election, and the 2016 election.

In the 2018 election, Democratic nominee Lauren Underwood defeated Hultgren, 52.5 to 47.5 percent, thus flipping the Cook Partisan Voting Index Republican+5 district to the Democratic Party.[5]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1873
 
Joseph G. Cannon
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1873 – 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan H. Rowell Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
48th
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Owen Scott Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin F. Funk Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1893 – 1901
 
Included Putnam, Marshall, Peoria, Tazewell and Mason counties.
 
Joseph V. Graff
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
1901 – 1947
 
Included Rock Island, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, Hancock and Mc Donough counties.
 
Benjamin F. Marsh
Republican March 4, 1903 –
June 2, 1905
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 2, 1905 –
November 7, 1905
 
James McKinney
Republican November 7, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Marsh's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clyde H. Tavenner
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William J. Graham
Republican March 4, 1917 –
June 7, 1924
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed presiding judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals
Vacant June 7, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
 
John C. Allen
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Chester C. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anton J. Johnson
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1947 – 1961
 
Included Kane, DuPage and McHenry counties.
 
Chauncey W. Reed
Republican January 3, 1949 –
February 9, 1956
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 9, 1956 –
January 3, 1957
 
Russell W. Keeney
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 11, 1958
85th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 11, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
 
Elmer J. Hoffman
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1965
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1961 – 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963 – 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John N. Erlenborn
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1983
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
1973 – 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tom Corcoran
Republican January 3, 1983 –
November 28, 1984
98th Redistricted from the 15th district.
Resigned to run for U.S. Senator.
1983 – 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant November 28, 1984 –
January 3, 1985
 
John E. Grotberg
Republican January 3, 1985 –
November 15, 1986
99th Elected to finish Corcoran's term.
Died.
Vacant November 15, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
 
Dennis Hastert
Republican January 3, 1987 –
November 26, 2007
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
1993 – 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003 – 2013
 
Vacant November 26, 2007 –
March 8, 2008
 
Bill Foster
Democratic March 8, 2008 –
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
Elected to finish Hastert's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Randy Hultgren
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
2013–present
 
 
Lauren Underwood
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Living former members of the House from the districtEdit

As of January 2019, there are four living former members of the House from the district. The most recent representative to die was John N. Erlenborn (served 1965–1983) on October 30, 2005. The most recently serving representative to die was John E. Grotberg (served 1985–1986), who died in office on November 15, 1986.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Tom Corcoran 1983 – 1984 (1939-05-23) May 23, 1939 (age 80)
Dennis Hastert 1987 – 2007 (1942-01-02) January 2, 1942 (age 77)
Bill Foster 2008 – 2011 (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 64)
Randy Hultgren 2011 – 2019 (1966-03-01) March 1, 1966 (age 53)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=14
  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. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 14, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ CNN Politics: Illinois House

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