Illinois's 18th congressional district

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Illinois's 18th congressional district
Illinois's 18th congressional district—since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 18th congressional district—since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Darin LaHood (RDunlap)
Area 10,516 mi2
Distribution 63.7% urban, 36.3% rural
Population (2011 est.) 707,238
Median income $54,571
Ethnicity 91.4% White, 3.9% Black, 2.4% Asian, 2.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+11[1]

The 18th Congressional District of Illinois covers central and western Illinois, including all or part of Jacksonville, Peoria, Quincy, and Springfield. Republican Aaron Schock had represented the district since January 2009, but resigned March 31, 2015.[2] Special elections were called to select Schock's replacement, with a primary on July 7 and the main election on September 10, 2015,[3] which was won by Republican State Senator Darin LaHood.[4]

Abraham Lincoln served much of the area that now lies within the 18th district for a single term; it was numbered as the 7th district at the time.

During the time that the 18th district included Bradley University, the district was represented from 1949 to 2015 by men who had attended Bradley, and from 1957 from 2015 by a Bradley graduate.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The district covers parts of McLean, Peoria, Sangamon, Stark and Tazewell counties, and all of Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and Woodford counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bloomington, Chatham, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Macomb, Morton, Normal, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield are included.[5] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
No image.svg Isaac Clements Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election.
WilliamHartzell.jpg William Hartzell Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Retired
No image.svg John R. Thomas Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted to the 20th district
WilliamRallsMorrison.png William R. Morrison Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 17th district.
Lost re-election.
JehuBaker.jpg Jehu Baker Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Lost re-election.
No image.svg William S. Forman Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
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No image.svg Frederick Remann Republican March 4, 1895 –
July 14, 1895
Died.
Vacant July 14, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
No image.svg William F. L. Hadley Republican December 2, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Elected to finish Remann's term.
Lost re-election.
ThomasMJett.jpg Thomas M. Jett Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Retired.
JGCannon.jpg Joseph G. Cannon Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted from the 12th district.
Lost re-election.
Frank T. O'Hair.jpg Frank T. O'Hair Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election.
JGCannon.jpg Joseph G. Cannon Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Retired.
WilliamPHoladay.jpg William P. Holaday Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Lost re-election.
No image.svg James A. Meeks Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election.
Jessie Sumner.jpg Jessie Sumner Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
Retired.
No image.svg Edward H. Jenison Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
No image.svg Harold H. Velde Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1957
Retired.
Robert H. Michel--95th Congress.png Robert H. Michel Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1995
Retired.
Ray LaHood official DOT portrait.jpg Ray LaHood Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2009
Retired.[6]
Aaron Schock 113th Congress.jpg Aaron Schock Republican January 3, 2009 –
March 31, 2015
Resigned.[7]
Vacant March 31, 2015 –
September 10, 2015
Darin LaHood official congressional photo.jpg Darin LaHood Republican September 10, 2015 –
Present
Elected to finish Schock's term.

Election results[edit]

Illinois's 18th congressional district: Results 1994–2015[8]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1994 G. Douglas Stephens 78,332 39% Ray LaHood 119,838 60% *
1996 Mike Curran 98,413 41% 143,110 59%
1998 (no candidate) 158,175 100% *
2000 Joyce Harant 85,317 33% 173,706 67%
2002 (no candidate) 192,567 100%
2004 Steve Waterworth 91,548 30% 216,047 70%
2006 73,052 33% 150,194 67%
2008 Colleen Callahan 117,642 38% Aaron Schock 182,589 59% *
2010 Deirdre "D.K." Hirner 57,046 26% 152,868 69% *
2012 Steve Waterworth 85,164 244,467 74%
2014 Darrel Miller 62,377 25% 184,363 75%
2015 (special) Rob Mellon 15,840 31% Darin LaHood 34,907 69%

* Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1994, write-ins received 955 votes. In 1998, write-ins received 2 votes. In 2008, Green Party candidate Sheldon Schafer received 9,857 votes. In 2010, Schafer received 11,256 votes.

2008[edit]

Ray LaHood decided not to seek re-election in 2008 and was chosen by Barack Obama to serve as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Illinois State Representative Aaron Schock of Peoria won the seat for the Republicans in the November 4, 2008 election. His main opponent was Democrat Colleen Callahan, of Kickapoo, a radio and television broadcaster. Green Party candidate and educator Sheldon Schafer, of Peoria, was in a distant third place on the ballot.[9]

2010[edit]

Recent election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Results
2000 Bush 54–43%
2004 Bush 58–42%
2008 McCain 54–44%[1]
2012 Romney 61–37%[1]

Living former members from the district[edit]

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 18th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Robert H. Michel 1957–1995 (1923-03-02) March 2, 1923 (age 93)
Ray LaHood 1995–2009 (1945-12-06) December 6, 1945 (age 70)
Aaron Schock 2009–2015 (1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 35)

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. pp. 595–598. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4.  Copyright National Journal.
  2. ^ "Rep. Aaron Schock Plans to Resign in Wake of Spending Probe". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Monique (April 14, 2015). "Judge sets special election dates for Schock seat in Congress". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Darin LaHood wins special election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock". Chicago Tribune. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ Illinois Congressional District 18, Illinois Board of Elections
  6. ^ Retirement Announcement of Rep. Ray LaHood (Part 1 of 3). YouTube. August 11, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sherman, Jake; Palmer, Anna; Bresnahan, John (March 17, 2015). "Aaron Schock resigns after new questions about mileage expenses". Politico.com. Arlington, Virginia. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Elections". WEEK News 25 website. Granite Broadcasting. November 5, 2008. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2008.  100% of precincts reporting. Unframed data at [1].

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Iowa's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
November 9, 1903 – March 4, 1911
Succeeded by
Missouri's 9th congressional district

Coordinates: 40°13′38″N 90°04′09″W / 40.22722°N 90.06917°W / 40.22722; -90.06917