Illinois's 14th congressional district

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Illinois's 14th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 14 (since 2013).tif
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]

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%
2012 President Romney 54 – 44%
2016 President Trump 49 – 45%

Representation[edit]

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. Joseph Gurney Cannon, who also served as speaker during four congresses, represented the district early in his career (1873–1883), although he was representing the 18th district when he was speaker.

Following Hastert's November 2007 resignation from Congress, a special election was held on March 8, 2008 to fill the vacancy. Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis by 52.5% to 47.5%. That November, Foster won a full two-year term, defeating Oberweis once again.

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. Hultgren was re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

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

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1873
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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
Map of Illinois highlighting 14th Congressional District 1893-1901.svg
Included Putnam, Marshall, Peoria, Tazewell and Mason counties.
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Joseph V. Graff
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
1901 – 1947
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Included Rock Island, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, Hancock and Mc Donough counties.
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Benjamin F. Marsh
Republican March 4, 1903 –
June 2, 1905
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 2, 1905 –
November 7, 1905
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James McKinney
Republican November 7, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clyde H. Tavenner
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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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
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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.]
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Anton J. Johnson
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1947 – 1961
Map of Illinois highlighting 14th Congressional District 1947.svg
Included Kane, DuPage and McHenry counties.
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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
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Russell W. Keeney
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 11, 1958
85th [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
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1961 – Present
[Data unknown/missing.]
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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.
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Tom Corcoran
Republican January 3, 1983 –
November 28, 1984
98th 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
99th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 15, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
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Dennis Hastert
Republican January 3, 1987 –
November 26, 2007
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant November 26, 2007 –
March 8, 2008
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Bill Foster
Democratic March 8, 2008 –
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Randy Hultgren
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
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Lauren Underwood
Democratic January 3, 2019 – Present 116th 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 53)

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. ^ 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

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 3, 2003
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