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Illinois' 15th Congressional District

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Illinois' 15th Congressional District
IL 15th congressional district image.png
Current incumbentJohn Shimkus Republican Party
Population715,066
Gender49.8% Male, 50.2% Female
Race92.6% White, 4.6% Black, 0.5% Asian
Ethnicity2.4% Hispanic
Unemployment9.4%
Median household income$45,122
High school graduation rate88.1%
College graduation rate17.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 15th Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district located in eastern Illinois.

Illinois' 15th Congressional District is located in eastern Illinois. It includes Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, White, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, Marion, Washington, Clinton, Madison, Bond, Gayette, Clay, Effingham, Shelby, Jasper, Cumberland, Crawford, Lawrence, Richland, Clark, Coles, Edgar, Douglas, Moultrie, Vermillion, Champaign and Ford counties.[1]

The current representative of the 15th Congressional District is John Shimkus (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 15th Congressional District of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 15th congressional district elections, 2012

The 15th Congressional District of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from District 19 John Shimkus won election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Angela Michael 31.4% 94,162
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Shimkus Incumbent 68.6% 205,775
Total Votes 299,937
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Gill (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson incumbent 64.3% 136,915
     Democratic David Gill 35.7% 75,948
Total Votes 212,863

2008
On November 4, 2008, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Cox (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson incumbent 64.2% 187,121
     Democratic Steve Cox 35.8% 104,393
Total Votes 291,514

2006
On November 7, 2006, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Cox (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson incumbent 57.6% 116,810
     Democratic Steve Cox 42.4% 86,025
Total Votes 202,835

2004
On November 2, 2004, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Gill (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson incumbent 61.1% 178,114
     Democratic David Gill 38.9% 113,625
Total Votes 291,739

2002
On November 5, 2002, Timothy V. Johnson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joshua T. Hartke (D) and Carl Estabrook (Illinois Green Party) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson incumbent 65.2% 134,650
     Democratic Joshua T. Hartke 31% 64,131
     Green Party Carl Estabrook 3.8% 7,836
Total Votes 206,617

2000
On November 7, 2000, Timothy V. Johnson won election to the United States House. He defeated F. Michael "Mike" Kelleher, Jr. (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy V. Johnson 53.2% 125,943
     Democratic F. Michael "Mike" Kelleher, Jr. 46.8% 110,679
Total Votes 236,622

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 15th 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.

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