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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.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/134801/jerry-costello-ii#.UxzyQ17Vh7I ''Project Vote Smart
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.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/134801/jerry-costello-ii#.UxzyQ17Vh7I ''Project Vote Smart''"Rep. Costello," accessed March 9, 2014]</ref>
Revision as of 13:00, 14 April 2014
|Jerry Costello Jr.|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 116|
|July 19, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||July 19, 2011|
|Bachelor's||Southern Illinois University - Carbondale|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Date of birth||February 13, 1969|
|Place of birth||Belleville, IL|
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.
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|
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.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jerry Costello Jr. Incumbent||62.3%||29,914|
|Republican||Julie Bigham Eggers||37.7%||18,075|
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.
|Jerry Costello Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 116||$671,914|
|Grand Total Raised||$671,914|
2012Costello 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$671,914|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
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.
Costello, and his wife, Lori, have three children.
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- Office website
- House Democrats profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- stltoday.com, Jerry Costello Jr. tapped to fill state legislative vacancy, July 20, 2011
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Costello," accessed March 9, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Costello II, Jerry," accessed July 24, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Dan Reitz (D)
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