Illinois' 13th Congressional District

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Illinois' 13th Congressional District
IL 13th congressional district image.png
Current incumbentRodney Davis Republican Party
Population712,716
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race82.7% White, 11.3% Black, 3.5% Asian
Ethnicity3.1% Hispanic
Unemployment9%
Median household income$44,915
High school graduation rate89.8%
College graduation rate28%
Illinois' 13th Congressional District makes up a stretch of the central portion of the state. It includes Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Christian, Sangamon, Macon, Dewitt, Piatt and Champaign counties.[1]

The current representative of the 13th Congressional District is Rodney Davis (R).

Elections

2014

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See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Illinois' 13th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the very small margin of victory in the last congressional and presidential election in the district. Incumbent Rodney Davis defeated Michael Firsching and Erika Harold in the Republican primary. In the Democratic primary, Ann Callis triumphed over George Gollin and David Green. Davis and Callis will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Rodney Davis (R) was one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[3] Incumbent Rodney Davis (R) defeated challenger Ann Callis (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis Incumbent 58.7% 123,337
     Democratic Ann Callis 41.3% 86,935
Total Votes 210,272
Source: Illinois Secretary of State Official Results

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Not on ballot

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

2012

See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 13th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Rodney Davis won the election in the district.[18]

On April 5, 2012, Timothy V. Johnson announced his plan to retire after winning in the Republican primary.[19] He did not run for re-election in the general election.[19] Republican party chairmen from the 14 counties in the 13th Congressional District selected Johnson's replacement, Rodney Davis, to run against David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis 46.5% 137,034
     Democratic David Gill 46.2% 136,032
     Independent John Hartman 7.2% 21,319
Total Votes 294,385
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Scott Harper (D) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 64% 149,857
     Democratic Scott Harper 36% 84,290
Total Votes 234,147

2008
On November 4, 2008, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Scott Harper (D), Steve Alesch (G) and Theodore Knapp (Write-in) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 53.6% 180,888
     Democratic Scott Harper 43.6% 147,430
     Green Party Steve Alesch 2.8% 9,402
     Write-in Theodore Knapp 0% 51
Total Votes 337,771

2006
On November 7, 2006, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Joseph Shannon (D) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 58.3% 119,720
     Democratic Joseph Shannon 41.7% 85,507
     N/A Write-in 0% 7
Total Votes 205,234

2004
On November 2, 2004, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Gloria Schor Andersen (D) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 65% 200,472
     Democratic Gloria Schor Andersen 35% 107,836
     N/A Write-in 0% 4
Total Votes 308,312

2002
On November 5, 2002, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tom Mason (D) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 70.3% 139,546
     Democratic Tom Mason 29.7% 59,069
Total Votes 198,615

2000
On November 7, 2000, Judy Biggert won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Thomas Mason (D) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Biggert incumbent 66.2% 193,250
     Democratic Thomas Mason 33.8% 98,768
Total Votes 292,018

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 13th Congressional District of Illinois after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Illinois

In 2011, the Illinois State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. June 2011 Illinois Redistricting "Map" accessed July 23, 2012
  2. Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  3. Washington Post, "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012
  4. Illinois Election Division, "Michael Firsching," accessed November 27, 2013
  5. News-Gazette "Harold moving back to C-U, will announce political plans soon" accessed May 21, 2013
  6. Politico "Ex-Miss America to run for Illinois House seat" accessed June 4, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Belleville News-Democrat "Chief Judge Callis resigns; Gill declines to run in 13th District again" accessed May 6, 2013
  8. Belleville News-Democrat "Callis confirms she will run for Congress" accessed May 9, 2013
  9. News Gazette "Dems meet potential Davis challengers" accessed April 30, 2013
  10. WICS "Another Candidate Joins 13th Congressional Race" accessed July 25, 2013
  11. The Telegraph "Physicist joins 13th Congressional District race" accessed July 25, 2013
  12. News Observer "Physicist joins Illinois' 13th District race" accessed July 25, 2013
  13. News Gazette "UI physicist joins race for 13th District" accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Progress Illinois, "Third Democrat Jumps Into 13th Congressional District Race," accessed October 7, 2013
  15. Facebook.com, "Candidate Josh Dill," accessed January 13, 2014
  16. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate Detail," accessed March 17, 2014
  17. Illinois Elections Division, "Bill Byrnes," accessed November 27, 2013
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  19. 19.0 19.1 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" accessed April 21, 2012
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013