Illinois's 16th congressional district

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Illinois's 16th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 16 (since 2013).tif
Illinois's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Adam Kinzinger
RChannahon
Area7,918 sq mi (20,510 km2)
Distribution
  • 71.0% urban
  • 29.1% rural
Population (2019)694,262
Median household
income
$62,868[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[2][3]

The 16th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Republican Adam Kinzinger.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of DeKalb, Ford, Stark, Will and Winnebago counties, and all of Boone, Bureau, Grundy, Iroquois, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Ogle and Putnam counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Belvidere, Channahon, DeKalb, Dixon, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Ottawa, Morris, Pontiac, Rockford and Streator 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.

History[edit]

Prominent past representatives from the 16th district have included Everett Dirksen, who went on to become the Republican leader in the United States Senate; John B. Anderson, who became the 3rd highest ranking Republican in the House and went on to run as a major independent candidate in the 1980 Presidential election; and Lynn Martin, who later served as United States Secretary of Labor.

For more than six decades, the shape of the 16th district fluctuated far less than that of any other Illinois congressional district. In this time, it generally included the northwest corner of the state, extending just far enough to the east to contain its largest city, Rockford.[5] By the 1990s, it alos extended eastward to include part of McHenry County, an outer suburb of Chicago. This geographic stability also contributed to electoral stability. It first became a Rockford-based district for the 1948 election, and from then until 2012 it was represented by just five people, all but one of whom was a Republican. The sole Democrat to have held it in that period, John W. Cox, Jr., only did so for one term.

However, with the new map drawn for 2012, the familiar shape of the 16th was rendered unrecognizable. It was pushed well to the east to include the southwestern exurbs of the Chicago metropolitan area, and stretches from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana border. While it still included most of Rockford's suburbs, half of Rockford itself—essentially the more Democratic portion of the city—was shifted to the 17th district.

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

Illinois's 16th congressional district, 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 181,789 61.8
Democratic Wanda Rohl 112,301 38.2
Total votes 294,090 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Illinois's 16th congressional district, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 153,388 70.6
Democratic Randall Olsen 63,810 29.4
Total votes 217,198 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Illinois's 16th congressional district, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 259,722 99.9
Independent John Burchardt (write-in) 131 0.1
Total votes 259,853 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Illinois's 16th congressional district, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 151,254 59.1
Democratic Sara Dady 104,569 40.9
Independent John M. Stassi (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 255,825 100.0
Republican hold

2020[edit]

Illinois's 16th congressional district, 2020[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Adam Kinzinger (incumbent) 218,839 64.71 +5.59%
Democratic Dani Brzozowski 119,313 35.28 -5.60%
Write-in 7 0.00 N/A
Total votes 338,159 100.0
Republican hold

Recent election results in statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2008 President Obama 50 - 48%[3]
2012 President Romney 53 - 45%[3]
2016 President Trump 55 - 38%[3]
2020 President Trump 56 - 40%[3]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
James S. Martin Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [data unknown/missing]
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William A. J. Sparks
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
[data unknown/missing]
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Aaron Shaw
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [data unknown/missing]
Silas Z. Landes Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[data unknown/missing]
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George W. Fithian
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
[data unknown/missing]
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Finis E. Downing
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
June 5, 1896
54th Lost contested election
John I. Rinaker Republican June 5, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Won contested election
William H. Hinrichsen Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [data unknown/missing]
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William E. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [data unknown/missing]
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Thomas J. Selby
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [data unknown/missing]
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Joseph V. Graff
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
Redistricted from the 14th district.
[data unknown/missing]
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Claude U. Stone
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
62nd
63rd
64th
[data unknown/missing]
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Clifford C. Ireland
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
65th
66th
67th
[data unknown/missing]
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William E. Hull
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Everett Dirksen
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[data unknown/missing]
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Leo E. Allen
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Redistricted from the 13th district.
[data unknown/missing]
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John B. Anderson
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1981
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[data unknown/missing]
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Lynn Morley Martin
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
[data unknown/missing]
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John W. Cox Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
102nd [data unknown/missing]
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Don Manzullo
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost renomination.
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Adam Kinzinger
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=16
  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 d e Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 591–593. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 16, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ Sweeny, Chuck. "Manzullo gears up for primary with new map". Illinois Conservatives (Source: Rockford Register Star). Retrieved 2014-09-17.[dead link]
  6. ^ "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  7. ^ "Illinois General Election 2014".
  8. ^ "Illinois General Election 2016".
  9. ^ "2018 General Election Official Vote Totals Book".
  10. ^ "Election Results 2020 GENERAL ELECTION". Illinois State Board of Elections. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  11. ^ "Illinois 2020 Election Results". Chicago Sun-Times. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 88°47′58″W / 41.3914°N 88.7994°W / 41.3914; -88.7994