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Revision as of 05:16, 20 December 2011

Jerry F. Costello
Jerry F. Costello.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois's 12th Congressional District
In office
August 9, 1988-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 27
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1988
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
St. Clair County Board
High schoolAssumption High School (1968)
AssociateSouthwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree (1971)
Bachelor'sMaryville College of the Sacred Heart (1973)
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1949
Place of birthEast St. Louis, Illinois
ProfessionLaw Enforcement Officer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Jerry Francis Costello (b. September 25, 1949) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Costello was elected by voters from Illinois's 12th congressional district.


Costello was born in East St. Louis, Illinois[1]

  • Education:[1]
    • Assumption High School, East Saint Louis, Illinois, 1968;
    • Southwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree, 1971
    • Maryville University, B.A., 1973.


  • Prior to 1980:[1]
    • St. Clair County, Illinois: Court Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, and Director of Court Services and Probation.
    • Chief Investigator for the Illinois State Attorney’s office
  • 1980-1988: St. Clair County Board, Chairman, County Executive[1]
  • 1988-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives



Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Jerry F. Costello voted with the Democratic Party 78 of the time, which ranked 174 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[3]



On November 2, 2010, Costello won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Teri Newman (R) and Rodger Jennings (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry F. Costello Incumbent 59.8% 121,272
     Republican Teri Newman 36.5% 74,046
     Green Rodger Jennings 3.6% 7,387
Total Votes 202,705

Campaign Donors


Breakdown of the source of Costello's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Costello won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Costello's campaign committee raised a total of $1,351,182 and spent $1,420,274 .[5]


Costello is married to Dr. Georgia Cockrum Costello and has three children: Jerry II (Lori), Gina, and John Patrick (Lindsay); eight grandchildren: John "Jay" Sinovic, Austin, Rorey and Ireland Keen, Jerry III, Victoria, and Georgia Danielle Costello, and John Patrick Costello, Jr. [1] They all reside in the Belleville area.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melvin Price
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 12
Succeeded by