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Illinois's 10th congressional district
The 10th congressional district of Illinois
The 10th congressional district of Illinois
Current Representative Mark Kirk (R)
Population (2000) 653,647
Median income $71,663
Ethnicity 81.2% White, 5.4% Black, 5.8% Asian, 12.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% other
Cook PVI D + 6

The 10th congressional district of Illinois lies in the northeast corner of the state and mostly comprises northern suburbs of Chicago. It was created after the 1860 census. It is a Democratic-leaning swing district and has been represented by Republican Mark Kirk since 2001.

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Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 61 - 38%
2004 President Kerry 52 - 47%
2000 President Gore 51 - 47%

District characteristics

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Politics

The area of the district was originally represented by one of Abraham Lincoln's closest allies, Elihu B. Washburne (R-Waukegan). The current district was created in its current form in the 1982 redistricting out of districts represented by John Porter (R-Wilmette) and Robert McClory (R-Lake Bluff). On the retirement of McClory, the district was represented by Porter after winning the elections of 1982, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, and 98. Following Porter's retirement, 11 Republicans and two Democrats ran to succeed him. Eventually 9 Republicans and one Democrat stood for election in the primary of March 2000. John Porter's former Chief of Staff, Mark Kirk, handily won the Republican primary over number two rival Shaun Donnely. Kirk then defeated State Representative Lauren Beth Gash (D-Highland Park) 51-49 in the 2000 general election.

Kirk developed a reputation as a moderate and was cited by Congressional Quarterly as one of the "28 Emerging Leaders of Congress."[citation needed] Unopposed in the 2002 primary, Kirk handily defeated Democrat Hank Perritt in the general election by 69-31%. Kirk also defeated Democrat Lee Goodman in 2004 by a vote of 64-36%. In 2006, Kirk was not challenged in the 2006 primary. Democrat Dan Seals defeated Zane Smith in the primary only to lose the general election to Kirk 53–47%.

2004 Presidential Election

John Kerry carried this district with 52% of the vote in 2004.[1]

2006 election

Republican candidate for Governor, Judy Baar Topinka, and Cook County GOP candidate for President Tony Peraica both handily won the district in 2006, despite both of them losing their races.

2008 election

For the 2008 congressional race, Dan Seals, who had previously run against Mark Kirk in 2006, defeated Clinton Advisor Jay Footlik for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Dave Kalbfleisch received the Green Party nomination, but was removed from the ballot by the Illinois State Board of Elections.[2][3] Independent candidate Allan Stevo was also nominated.[4] Mark Kirk defeated Dan Seals in their rematch from 2006 by 54% to 46%, thus winning a fifth term in the House.

Economy

The 10th is home to several Fortune 500 Companies, including but not limited to: CDW, Walgreen's, Underwriters Laboratories, Baxter Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, Allstate Insurance, and Household International. It is also home to the world headquarters of the food giant Kraft Foods in Northfield.

Tourism

A few tourist drawing areas include:

Military

The Great Lakes Naval Training Center near North Chicago, the largest training facility for the United States Navy, hosting 30,000 men and women each year.

Etc.

The Illinois' 10th is the home of the Chicago Bulls practice facility, the Berto Center in Deerfield, as well as the practice facility of the Chicago Bears, Halas Hall in Lake Forest.

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1863
Anthony L. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 6th district
Anthony Thornton Democratic March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867
Albert G. Burr Democratic March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
Edward Y. Rice Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873
William H. Ray Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
John C. Bagby Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883
Nicholas E. Worthington Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Philip S. Post Republican March 4, 1887 - January 6, 1895 Died
Vacant January 6, 1895 - December 2, 1895
George W. Prince Republican December 2, 1895 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 15th district
George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1913 Redistricted from the 7th district
Charles M. Thomson Progressive March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915
George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1919
Carl R. Chindblom Republican March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1933
James Simpson, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935
Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1941
George A. Paddock Republican January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1943
Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 13th district
Richard W. Hoffman Republican January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1957
Harold R. Collier Republican January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 6th district
Samuel H. Young Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975
Abner J. Mikva Democratic January 3, 1975 - September 26, 1979 Resigned after becoming judge of US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
Vacant September 26, 1979 - January 22, 1980
John Edward Porter Republican January 22, 1980 - January 3, 2001
Mark Kirk Republican January 3, 2001 – present Incumbent

Recent election results

Year Republican
candidate
Republican
percentage
Democratic
candidate
Democratic
percentage
2000 Kirk 51 Gash 49
2002 Kirk 69 Perritt 31
2004 Kirk 65 Goodman 35
2006 Kirk 53.4 Seals 46.6
2008 Kirk 52.6 Seals 47.4

References

  1. ^ cqpolitics.com
  2. ^ http://www.electdave.org/
  3. ^ http://www.pioneerlocal.com/evanston/news/1001476,pp-greenparty-061208-s1.article
  4. ^ http://www.StevoForCongress.com here

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