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Simon Ribeiro

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Simon Ribeiro
Simon Ribeiro.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 9
High schoolEvanston Township High School
Place of birthEvanston, Illinois
ProfessionHigh School Teacher
Campaign website
Simon Ribeiro campaign logo
Simon Ribeiro was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Illinois. Ribeiro was defeated by incumbent Jan Schakowsky in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]


Ribeiro graduated from Evanston Township High School and earned university degrees in political science, history, and secondary education.[2]


Currently, Ribeiro is a high school teacher in the Chicago Archdiocese.[2]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Ribeiro has 8 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • Taxes
  • Healthcare
  • Environment
  • Nationalize the Licensing
  • Campaign Reform
  • Law-Making Reform
  • Economy
  • Job Growth



See also: Illinois' 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ribeiro ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 9th District. Ribeiro sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Janice D. Schakowsky is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.

Incumbent Jan Schakowsky defeated Ribeiro in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Schakowsky will face Republican candidate Timothy Wolfe in the general election on November 6, 2012. Wolfe ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

U.S. House, Illinois' 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Schakowsky Incumbent 91.9% 48,124
Simon Ribeiro 8.1% 4,270
Total Votes 52,394

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