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The 8th Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district covering the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Illinois' 8th Congressional District covers the northern suburbs of Chicago, including portions of Kane, Dupage and Cook counties. The district includes most of Chicago's northwestern suburbs, such as Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Gurnee, Palatine, Mundelein, Zion, Barrington, the Cook County portion of Elgin, McHenry and Woodstock.[1]

It previously included portions of Lake, McHenry and Cook counties. The district also included most of Chicago's northwestern suburbs, such as Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Gurnee, Palatine, Mundelein, Zion, Barrington, the Cook County portion of Elgin, McHenry, and Woodstock.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Tammy Duckworth (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 8th congressional district elections, 2014

The 8th congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 8th congressional district elections, 2012

The 8th congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Newcomer Tammy Duckworth beat incumbent Joe Walsh in the election.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTammy Duckworth 54.7% 123,206
     Republican Joe Walsh Incumbent 45.3% 101,860
     Independent Robert Gregory Canfield 0% 0
Total Votes 225,066
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Joe Walsh won election to the United States House. He defeated Melissa L. Bean (D) and Bill Scheurer (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Walsh 48.5% 98,115
     Democratic Melissa L. Bean incumbent 48.3% 97,825
     Green Bill Scheurer 3.2% 6,495
Total Votes 202,435

2008
On November 4, 2008, Melissa Bean won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Steve Greenberg (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Bean incumbent 60.7% 179,444
     Republican Steve Greenberg 39.3% 116,081
Total Votes 295,525

2006
On November 7, 2006, Melissa Bean won re-election to the United States House. She defeated David McSweeney (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Bean incumbent 50.9% 93,355
     Republican David McSweeney 44% 80,720
     N/A Write-in 5.1% 9,319
Total Votes 183,394

2004
On November 2, 2004, Melissa Bean won election to the United States House. She defeated Philip M. Crane (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Bean 51.7% 139,792
     Republican Philip M. Crane incumbent 48.3% 130,601
Total Votes 270,393

2002
On November 5, 2002, Philip M. Crane won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Melissa Bean (D) and Chuck Kelecic (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip M. Crane incumbent 57.4% 95,275
     Democratic Melissa Bean 42.6% 70,626
     Write-in Chuck Kelecic 0% 25
Total Votes 165,926

2000
On November 7, 2000, Philip M. Crane won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lance Pressl (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip M. Crane incumbent 61% 141,918
     Democratic Lance Pressl 39% 90,777
Total Votes 232,695

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th 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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