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Jerry Costello Jr.
Jerry Costello, Jr..jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 116
In office
July 19, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJuly 19, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University - Carbondale
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Date of birthFebruary 13, 1969
Place of birthBelleville, IL
Office website
Jerry Costello Jr. is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 116. He was first appointed to the chamber on July 19, 2011.[1]


Costello graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His professional experience includes working as a police officer and Senior Vice President of Huntleigh Securities Cop. He served as a paratrooper in the United States Army.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation, Vice-chair
International Trade & Commerce
Tourism & Conventions
Veterans' Affairs



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Jerry Costello Jr. ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Costello won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 116. Costello was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Julie Bigham Eggers (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Costello Jr. Incumbent 62.3% 29,914
     Republican Julie Bigham Eggers 37.7% 18,075
Total Votes 47,989

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Costello is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Costello raised a total of $671,914 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[9]

Jerry Costello Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 116 Won $671,914
Grand Total Raised $671,914


Costello won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Costello raised a total of $671,914.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Costello Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$146,756
Costello for Congress$48,340
Democratic Party of Illinois$34,393
Illinois Healthcare Association$31,590
Illinois Laborers$26,000
Total Raised in 2012$671,914
Source:Follow the Money


Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[10][11]


Costello received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[11]


Costello, and his wife, Lori, have three children.[2]

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Preceded by
Dan Reitz (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 116
July 19, 2011–present
Succeeded by