Bobby Schilling

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Robert T. Schilling
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U.S. House, Illinois, District 17
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAlleman Catholic High School
Bachelor'sBlack Hawk College
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1964
Place of birthRock Island, Illinois
ProfessionRestaurant Owner
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Robert T. Schilling campaign logo
Robert Todd "Bobby" Schilling (b. January 23, 1964) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Schilling was elected by voters from Illinois' 17th congressional district. Schilling ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]

According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Schilling is one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schilling is a "centrist Republican follower".[3]


Schilling was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He graduated from Alleman Catholic High School and attended Black Hawk College. [4]


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Schilling serves on the following committees:[5]


Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Robert T. Schilling voted with the Republican Party 91% of the time, which ranked 159 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[6]



See also: Illinois' 17th congressional district elections, 2012

Schilling is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 17th District. Schilling is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[7] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Schilling ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. Cheri Bustos defeated candidates Greg Aguilar and George Gaulrapp in the Democratic primary.[1] Schilling will face Bustos in the general election on November 6, 2012.


On November 2, 2010, Schilling won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Phil Hare (D) and Roger K. Davis (Green) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 17th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert T. Schilling 52.6% 104,583
     Democratic Phil Hare 43% 85,454
     Green Roger K. Davis 4.5% 8,861
Total Votes 198,898

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Schilling's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schilling won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schilling's campaign committee raised a total of $1,103,009 and spent $1,093,250 .[9]

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Schilling has been married to his wife Christie for over 25 years and together they have 10 children: Terry, Aaron, Levi, Joe, Isabel, Rachel, Olivia, Sam, Sophia, and Anthony. [4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Hare
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 17
Succeeded by