Illinois' 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district based in Cook and Will counties. The district includes the south suburbs of Chicago, extending slightly into Will County, and also includes the city's far southeast side; it covers 184.64 square miles, making it one of the smallest districts in the country and the seventh smallest in Illinois.


The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Robin Kelly (D).

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

The 2nd congressional district of Illinois held a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D). Robin Kelly won the race.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly 70.7% 58,834
     Republican Paul McKinley 22.1% 18,387
     Independent Elizabeth Pahlke 3% 2,525
     Green LeAlan M. Jones 1.8% 1,531
     Independent Marcus Lewis 1.6% 1,359
     Independent Curtis Llong Bey 0.7% 548
     Write-in Steve Piekarczyk 0% 9
Total Votes 83,193
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse Jackson Jr. Incumbent 63.3% 188,303
     Republican Brian Woodworth 23.2% 69,115
     Independent Marcus Lewis 13.5% 40,006
Total Votes 297,424
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Isaac C. Hayes (R) and Anthony W. Williams (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. Incumbent 80.5% 150,666
     Republican Isaac C. Hayes 13.8% 25,883
     Green Anthony W. Williams 5.6% 10,564
Total Votes 187,113


Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd 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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