Illinois's 8th congressional district

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Illinois's 8th congressional district
Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tammy Duckworth (DHoffman Estates)
Area 206 mi²
Distribution 100.0% urban, 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.) 724,644
Median income $60,073
Ethnicity 70.6% White, 5.1% Black, 12.7% Asian, 26.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 9.4% other
Cook PVI D+8[1]

The 8th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of Cook, DuPage Lake, and Kane counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale are included.[2] These boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Walsh was drawn out of the district for 2012 by the 2011 redistricting, although a candidate is not required to live in the district to be eligible to run for a seat in Congress.[3] 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.[4] Duckworth won the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012. Duckworth defeated Walsh in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[1]
2008 President Obama 62 - 37%[1]
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 55 - 42%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
William.H.Bissel.jpg William H. Bissell Independent Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Redistricted from the 1st district
Vacant
March 4, 1855 – November 4, 1856
No image.svg James L. D. Morrison November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 filled vacancy caused by resignation of Rep-elect Lyman Trumbull
RobertSmithIL.jpg Robert Smith March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
PhilipBFouke.jpg Philip B. Fouke March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
John Todd Stuart.jpg John T. Stuart March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Shelby Moore Cullom-cropped.jpg Shelby M. Cullom March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871
JamesCarrollRobinson.jpg James C. Robinson March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 12th district
Greenbury Lafayette Fort.jpg Greenbury L. Fort March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
No image.svg Lewis E. Payson March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 9th district
WilliamCullen.jpg William Cullen March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg Ralph Plumb March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
No image.svg Charles A. Hill March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Lewis Steward.jpg Lewis Steward March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
No image.svg Robert A. Childs March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Albert J. Hopkins.jpg Albert J. Hopkins March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted from the 5th district
WilliamFMahoney.jpg William F. Mahoney March 4, 1903 – December 27, 1904 Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
December 27, 1904 – March 4, 1905
No image.svg Charles McGavin March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909
ThomasGallagherIL.jpg Thomas Gallagher March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1921
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931
No image.svg Peter C. Granata March 4, 1931 – April 5, 1932
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz April 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933
No image.svg Leo Kocialkowski March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
ThomasSGordon.jpg Thomas S. Gordon January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959
Rosty.jpg Dan Rostenkowski January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 5th district
PhilCrane.jpg Phil Crane January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005 Redistricted from the 12th district
Melissa Bean Official.jpg Melissa Bean January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011
Rep Joe Walsh.jpg Joe Walsh January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Tammy Duckworth, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tammy Duckworth January 3, 2013 – Present

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Illinois Congressional District 8, Illinois Board of Elections
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Tammy Duckworth running for Congress again, in redrawn 8th". Chicago Sun Times. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°00′35″N 88°05′48″W / 42.00972°N 88.09667°W / 42.00972; -88.09667