Donald Peloquin

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Donald Peloquin
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 1
Prior offices
Mayor of Blue Island
High schoolDwight D. Eisenhower High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969-1970
Campaign website
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Donald Peloquin was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Illinois.



  • 1964: St. Walter’s Grade School
  • 1968: Dwight D. Eisenhower High School
  • 1969-1970: Thornton Community College
  • 1975: Worsham Mortuary School


  • 1970-1972: United States Army[1]
  • Co-owner and President of Hickey Memorial Chapel[1]
  • 1981-1985: Alderman of the 4th Ward for the City of Blue Island[1]
  • 1985-Present: Mayor of Blue Island[1]



See also: Illinois' 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Peloquin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 1st District.

Incumbent Bobby L. Rush defeated Democratic challengers Jordan Sims, Clifford Russell, Jr., Fred Smith, Raymond Lodato, and Harold Bailey in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2] In the Republican primary Peloquin defeated candidates Frederick Collins and Jimmy Lee Tillman II.[2]

Peloquin lost to incumbent Bobby Rush in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Rush Incumbent 73.8% 236,854
     Republican Donald Peloquin 26.2% 83,989
Total Votes 320,843
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Peloquin 69.2% 16,355
Frederick Collins 24.4% 5,773
Jimmy Lee Tillman II 6.4% 1,501
Total Votes 23,629

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Peloquin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Peloquin lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Peloquin's campaign committee raised a total of $99,156 and spent $97,292.[4]


Peloquin is married to Mary Ellen nee Hickey since 1975 and the father of four children with two grand children.[1]

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