Richard Grabowski

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Richard Grabowski
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 3
High schoolSt. Joseph High School
Associate'sMoraine Valley Community College
Campaign website
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Richard Grabowski was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois. Grabowski defeated Arthur Jones and Jim Falvey in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Daniel Lipinski (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]


Grabowski grew up in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and southwest side.[2] Grabowski went to St. Augustine grade school, attended De La Salle, graduated St. Joseph HS in Chicago, and attended Moraine Valley Community College.[2]


Grabowski is a materials supervisor at a west suburban manufacturing company.[2]



See also: Illinois' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Grabowski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 3rd District. Grabowski lost to Daniel Lipinski in the general election.[3] Grabowski had sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Incumbent Daniel Lipinski defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] In the Republican primary, Grabowski defeated Arthur Jones and Jim Falvey.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 68.5% 168,738
     Republican Richard Grabowski 31.5% 77,653
Total Votes 246,391
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Grabowski 59.4% 20,895
Jim Falvey 29.7% 10,449
Arthur Jones 11% 3,861
Total Votes 35,205

Campaign donors


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

Grabowski lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Grabowski's campaign committee raised a total of $13,127 and spent $13,168.[5]


Grabowski resides in Hometown, Illinois with his wife Linda and their four boys Timothy, James, Daniel and Samuel.[2]

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