Illinois's 14th congressional district

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Illinois's 14th congressional district
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Illinois's 14th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. 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]

The 14th congressional district of Illinois is currently represented by Democrat Lauren Underwood.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Batavia, Campton Hills, Crystal Lake, Geneva, Huntley, McHenry, Naperville, Saint Charles, North Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Plano, Sycamore, Warrenville, Wauconda, Woodstock, and Yorkville are included.[4] 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]

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

2014 election[edit]

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

2016 election[edit]

Hultgren wins again, this time against Democrat Jim Walz.

2018 election[edit]

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

Results from recent statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 54 - 42%
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2008 President Obama 50 - 49%[3]
2012 President Romney 54 - 44%[3]
2016 President Trump 49 - 45%

Representation[edit]

The 14th district was represented by Republican Dennis Hastert, who was the longest serving Republican Speaker of the House in U.S. history. The previous holder of this GOP record, Joseph Gurney Cannon represented the district in his early career from 1873-1883 (although he wasn't Speaker until he represented the 18th district). A special election was held on March 8, 2008. Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis by 52.5% to 47.5%.

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

In the November 6, 2018 election, Democratic nominee Lauren Underwood defeated incumbent Republican, 52.5 to 47.5 percent, thus flipping the Cook PVI R+5 district to Democratic.[5]

Historical maps of boundaries[edit]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
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Joseph G. Cannon
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
Jonathan H. Rowell Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Owen Scott Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin F. Funk Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph V. Graff
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
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Benjamin F. Marsh
Republican March 4, 1903 –
June 2, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 2, 1905 –
November 7, 1905
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James McKinney
Republican November 7, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clyde H. Tavenner
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William J. Graham
Republican March 4, 1917 –
June 7, 1924
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed presiding judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals
Vacant June 7, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
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John C. Allen
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Chester C. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Anton J. Johnson
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Chauncey W. Reed
Republican January 3, 1949 –
February 9, 1956
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 9, 1956 –
January 3, 1957
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Russell W. Keeney
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 11, 1958
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 11, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
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Elmer J. Hoffman
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1965
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John N. Erlenborn
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
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Tom Corcoran
Republican January 3, 1983 –
November 28, 1984
Redistricted from the 15th district.
Resigned to run for U.S. Senator
Vacant November 28, 1984 –
January 3, 1985
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John E. Grotberg
Republican January 3, 1985 –
November 15, 1986
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 15, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
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Dennis Hastert
Republican January 3, 1987 –
November 26, 2007
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant November 26, 2007 –
March 8, 2008
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Bill Foster
Democratic March 8, 2008 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Randy Hultgren
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
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Lauren Underwood
Democratic January 3, 2019 - Present Elected in 2018.

Living former members of the House from the district[edit]

As of January 2019, there are three living former members of the House from the district.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Dennis Hastert 1987 - 2007 (1942-01-02) January 2, 1942 (age 77)
Bill Foster 2008 - 2011 (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 63)
Randy Hultgren 2011 - 2019 (1966-03-01) March 1, 1966 (age 52)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c 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. ^ {https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/results/illinois CNN Politics: Illinois House]

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Georgia's 6th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
January 6, 1999–January 4, 2007
Succeeded by
California's 8th congressional district

Coordinates: 42°01′32″N 88°26′45″W / 42.02556°N 88.44583°W / 42.02556; -88.44583