Illinois's 13th congressional district

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Illinois's 13th congressional district
Illinois's 13th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 13th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rodney L. Davis (RTaylorville)
Area 5794 mi2
Distribution 78.9% urban, 21.1% rural
Population (2011 est.) 712,716
Median income $44,915
Ethnicity 82.7% White, 11.3% Black, 3.5% Asian, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI EVEN[1][2]

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

2011 redistricting[edit]

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 Champaign, Decatur, Godfrey, Taylorville and Urbana are included.[3] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

2014 election[edit]

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 Bill Byrnes had previously withdrawn from the Democratic primary.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 is running in the district as an Independent.[citation needed]

Voting[edit]

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. The area has been continuously represented by a Republican congressman since 1895.

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

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1863
WilliamJAllen.jpg William J. Allen Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 9th district
No image.svg Andrew J. Kuykendall Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
GBRaum.jpg Green B. Raum Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
JMCrebs.jpg John M. Crebs Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
John McNulta.jpg John McNulta Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Thomas F. Tipton.jpg Thomas F. Tipton Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
DietrichCSmith.jpg Dietrich C. Smith Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
William McKendree Springer - Brady-Handy.jpg William M. Springer Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1895 Redistricted from the 12th district
Vespasian Warner.jpg Vespasian Warner Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 19th district
Robert R. Hitt.jpg Robert R. Hitt Republican March 4, 1903 – September 20, 1906 Redistricted from the 9th district, Died
Vacant
September 20, 1906 – November 6, 1906
Frank O Lowden portrait.jpg Frank O. Lowden Republican November 6, 1906 – March 3, 1911
JohnCMcKenzie.jpg John C. McKenzie Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925
No image.svg William R. Johnson Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Leo Elwood Allen.jpg Leo E. Allen Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 16th district
Ralph E. Church.jpg Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1949 – March 21, 1950 Redistricted from the 10th district, Died
Vacant
March 21, 1950 – January 3, 1951
Marguerite Stitt Church.jpg Marguerite S. Church Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1963
Rumsfeld1.jpg Donald Rumsfeld Republican January 3, 1963 – May 25, 1969 Resigned after being appointed Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity
Vacant
May 25, 1969 – November 25, 1969
PhilCrane.jpg Phil Crane Republican November 25, 1969 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 12th district
Robert McClory.jpg Robert McClory Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 12th district
John N. Erlenborn.jpg John N. Erlenborn Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985 Redistricted from the 14th district
Harris Fawell.png Harris W. Fawell Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1999
Judy Biggert Official.jpg Judy Biggert Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 11th district; defeated
Rodney Davis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Rodney L. Davis Republican January 3, 2013 –

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cook Political 2014 House Ratings". The Cook Political Report. 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Illinois Congressional District 13, Illinois Board of Elections

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°30′56″N 89°31′11″W / 39.51556°N 89.51972°W / 39.51556; -89.51972