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Illinois's 8th congressional district

The 8th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi.

Illinois's 8th congressional district
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Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Raja Krishnamoorthi
DSchaumburg
Area206 sq mi (530 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.)724,644
Median income$69,386[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+8[2][3]

Contents

2011 redistrictingEdit

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, Barrington Hills, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale are included.[4] These boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

ElectionsEdit

2012 electionEdit

Incumbent Representative Joe 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.[5] 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.[6] Duckworth won the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012. Duckworth defeated Walsh in the general election on November 6, 2012.

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 58.1 - 36.4%
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[3]
2008 President Obama 62 - 37%[3]
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 55 - 42%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
  William H. Bissell Independent Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd Redistricted from the 1st district
Vacant
March 4, 1855 – November 4, 1856
  James L. D. Morrison November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 34th filled vacancy caused by resignation of Rep-elect Lyman Trumbull
  Robert Smith March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th
  Philip B. Fouke March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 36th
37th
  John T. Stuart March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 38th
  Shelby M. Cullom March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871 39th
40th
41st
  James C. Robinson March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 42nd Redistricted to the 12th district
  Greenbury L. Fort March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881 43rd
44th
45th
46th
  Lewis E. Payson March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th Redistricted to the 9th district
  William Cullen March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted from the 7th district
  Ralph Plumb March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 49th
50th
  Charles A. Hill March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 51st
  Lewis Steward March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd
  Robert A. Childs March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd
  Albert J. Hopkins March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted from the 5th district
  William F. Mahoney March 4, 1903 – December 27, 1904 58th Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
December 27, 1904 – March 4, 1905
  Charles McGavin March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909 59th
60th
  Thomas Gallagher March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1921 61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
  Stanley H. Kunz March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
  Peter C. Granata March 4, 1931 – April 5, 1932 72nd
  Stanley H. Kunz April 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933 72nd
  Leo Kocialkowski March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
  Thomas S. Gordon January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
  Dan Rostenkowski January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1993 86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 5th district
  Phil Crane January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Redistricted from the 12th district, lost reelection
  Melissa Bean January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011 109th
110th
111th
  Joe Walsh January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 112th Lost reelection
  Tammy Duckworth January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017 113th
114th
Retired to become U.S. Senator
  Raja Krishnamoorthi January 3, 2017 – Present 115th
116th

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=08
  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 Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 8, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ "Tammy Duckworth running for Congress again, in redrawn 8th". Chicago Sun Times. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.

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