Illinois' 2nd Congressional District

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Illinois' 2nd congressional district
Current incumbentRobin Kelly Democratic Party
Population718,507
Gender47.3% Male, 52.7% Female
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
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

2014

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

The 2nd congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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. He defeated Isaac C. Hayes (R) and Anthony W. Williams (Green) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 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

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anthony W. Williams (R) and Nathan Peoples (Green) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. incumbent 89.4% 251,052
     Republican Anthony W. Williams 10.6% 29,721
     Green Nathan Peoples 0% 3
Total Votes 280,776

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Belin (R) and Anthony W. Williams (Libertarian) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. incumbent 84.8% 146,347
     Republican Robert Belin 11.8% 20,395
     Libertarian Anthony W. Williams 3.3% 5,748
Total Votes 172,490

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephanie Sailor (Libertarian) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. incumbent 88.5% 207,535
     Libertarian Stephanie Sailor 11.5% 26,990
Total Votes 234,525

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Nelson (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. incumbent 82.3% 151,443
     Republican Doug Nelson 17.7% 32,567
Total Votes 184,010

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Gordon III (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. incumbent 89.8% 175,995
     Republican Robert Gordon III 10.2% 19,906
Total Votes 195,901

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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