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Illinois's 17th congressional district
The 17th congressional district of Illinois
The 17th congressional district of Illinois
Current Representative Phil Hare (D)
Population (2000) 653,647
Median income $35,066
Ethnicity 89.0% White, 7.2% Black, 0.6% Asian, 3.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% other
Cook PVI D + 3

The 17th Congressional District of Illinois covers much of west central Illinois, including the cities of Sterling, Rock Island, Moline, Kewanee, Galesburg, Canton, Macomb, Quincy, Springfield and Decatur, and areas in Henry, Whiteside, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Fulton, McDonough, Hancock, Adams, Pike, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Christian, Sangamon, Macon, Shelby, and Fayette counties. It has been represented by Democrat Phil Hare since 2007.

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Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 56 - 42%
2004 President Kerry 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 53 - 43%

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1873
William R. Morrison Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 18th district
Samuel W. Moulton Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted from the 15th district
John R. Eden Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Edward Lane Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1895
James A. Connolly Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 21st district
John A. Sterling Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Louis Fitzhenry Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
John A. Sterling Republican March 4, 1915 – October 17, 1918 Died
Vacant October 17, 1918 - March 3, 1919
Frank L. Smith Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Frank H. Funk Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1927
Homer W. Hall Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Frank Gillespie Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Leslie C. Arends Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 15th district
George M. O'Brien Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 4th district
Lane Evans Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2007
Phil Hare Democratic January 3, 2007 – Present Incumbent

References

See also

Gerrymander

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