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Illinois' 17th Congressional District

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Illinois' 17th congressional district
Current incumbentCheri Bustos Democratic Party
Population711,719
Gender49.1% Male, 50.9% Female
Race82.9% White, 11.5% Black, 1% Asian, 0.4% Native American
Ethnicity8% Hispanic
Unemployment11%
Median household income$41,194
High school graduation rate86.2%
College graduation rate16.7%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 17th Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district covering much of west central Illinois.

Illinois' 17th Congressional District covers much of western Illinois and includes the counties of Winnebago, Stephenson, Jo Davies, Carroll, Whiteside, Henry, Rock Island, Knox, Warren, Mercer, Henderson, Fulton counties and parts of Tazewell and Peoria counties.[1]

The district previously included the cities of Sterling, Rock Island, Moline, Kewanee, Galesburg, Canton, Macomb, Quincy, Springfield and Decatur, and areas in Henry, Whiteside, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Fulton, McDonough, Hancock, Adams, Pike, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Christian, Sangamon, Macon, Shelby, Jo Daviess, and Fayette counties.

The current representative of the 17th congressional district is Cheri Bustos (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 17th congressional district elections, 2014

The 17th congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

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

The 17th congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Cheri Bustos won the election, beating incumbent Bobby Schilling.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bustos 53.3% 153,519
     Republican Bobby Schilling Incumbent 46.7% 134,623
     Independent Eric Reyes 0% 10
Total Votes 288,152
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bobby Schilling won election to the United States House. He defeated Phil Hare (D) and Roger K. Davis (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert T. Schilling 52.6% 104,583
     Democratic Phil Hare incumbent 43% 85,454
     Green Party Roger K. Davis 4.5% 8,861
Total Votes 198,898

2008
On November 4, 2008, Phil Hare won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Edward Lioen (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Hare incumbent 99.8% 220,961
     Write-in Mark Edward Lioen 0.2% 517
Total Votes 221,478

2006
On November 7, 2006, Phil Hare won election to the United States House. He defeated Andrea Zinga (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Hare 57.2% 115,025
     Republican Andrea Zinga 42.8% 86,161
Total Votes 201,186

2004
On November 2, 2004, Lane Evans won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Andrea Lane Zinga (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLane Evans incumbent 60.7% 172,320
     Republican Andrea Lane Zinga 39.3% 111,680
Total Votes 284,000

2002
On November 5, 2002, Lane Evans won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter Calderone (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLane Evans incumbent 62.4% 127,093
     Republican Peter Calderone 37.6% 76,519
Total Votes 203,612

2000
On November 7, 2000, Lane Evans won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Baker (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 17 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLane Evans incumbent 54.9% 132,494
     Republican Mark Baker 45.1% 108,853
Total Votes 241,347

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 17th 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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