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|Name = Jerry F. Costello
 
|Name = Jerry F. Costello
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|Position = U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
 
|Position = U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Last election =2010
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|Last election = 2010
 
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|First elected =1988
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|First elected = 1988
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|Term limits = N/A
 
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|Prior office =St. Clair County Board
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|Prior office = St. Clair County Board
|Prior office years =1980-1998
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|Prior office years = 1980-1998
 
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|High school =Assumption High School (1968)
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|High school = Assumption High School
|Associate's =Southwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree (1971)
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|Associate's = Southwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree
|Bachelor's =Maryville College of the Sacred Heart (1973)
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|Birthday = September 25, 1949
 
|Birthday = September 25, 1949
|Place of birth =East St. Louis, Illinois
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|Place of birth = East St. Louis, Illinois
 
|Profession = Law Enforcement Officer
 
|Profession = Law Enforcement Officer
|Religion =Roman Catholic
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|Religion = Roman Catholic
|Office website =http://www.costello.house.gov/
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|Office website = http://www.costello.house.gov/
|Campaign website =http://www.costelloforcongress.com/
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Costello was born in East St. Louis, [[Illinois]]<ref name="biography"/>
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Costello was born in East St. Louis, [[Illinois]]. He earned an A.A. from Southwestern [[Illinois]] College in 1971, and a B.A. from Maryville University in 1973.<ref name="biography"/>
 
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*Education:<ref name="biography"/>
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**Assumption High School, East Saint Louis, Illinois, 1968;
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**Southwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree, 1971
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**Maryville University, B.A., 1973.
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==Career==
 
==Career==
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*1988-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], [[Illinois' 12th congressional district]]
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*1980-1988: St. Clair County Board, Chairman, County Executive<ref name="biography"/>
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*Prior to 1980:<ref name="biography"> [http://www.costello.house.gov/bio.shtml ''U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello 12th District of Illinois'' "Biography" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
 
*Prior to 1980:<ref name="biography"> [http://www.costello.house.gov/bio.shtml ''U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello 12th District of Illinois'' "Biography" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
 
**St. Clair County, Illinois: Court Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, and Director of Court Services and Probation.
 
**St. Clair County, Illinois: Court Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, and Director of Court Services and Probation.
** Chief Investigator for the Illinois State Attorney’s office
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**Chief Investigator for the Illinois State Attorney’s office
*1980-1988: St. Clair County Board, Chairman, County Executive<ref name="biography"/>
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*1988-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], Illinois's 12th Congressional District
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==Committee Assignments==
 
==Committee Assignments==
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]] <ref name="committees"> [http://www.costello.house.gov/committee.shtml ''Congressman Jerry F. Costello 12th District of Illinois'' "Committees/Caucuses" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
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Costello serves on the following committees:<ref name="committees"> [http://www.costello.house.gov/committee.shtml ''Congressman Jerry F. Costello 12th District of Illinois'' "Committees/Caucuses" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]<ref name="committees"/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]<ref name="committees"/>
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation (Ranking member)
 
**Subcommittee on Aviation (Ranking member)
** Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
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**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
** Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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Costello has announced he will not seek re-election in 2012, citing a frustration with Congress. "The fact is, I could stay and collect a paycheck. But my nature has always been having a goal in mind and getting things done. In Congress, very little is getting done these days and I don’t see that changing in the near future." <ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/redistricting-and-partisanship-fuel-house-departures/?smid=tw-thecaucus&seid=auto# ''New York Times'' "Redistricting and Increased Partisanship Fuel House Departures," January 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Costello has announced he will not seek re-election in 2012, citing a frustration with Congress. "The fact is, I could stay and collect a paycheck. But my nature has always been having a goal in mind and getting things done. In Congress, very little is getting done these days and I don’t see that changing in the near future." <ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/redistricting-and-partisanship-fuel-house-departures/?smid=tw-thecaucus&seid=auto# ''New York Times'' "Redistricting and Increased Partisanship Fuel House Departures," January 23, 2012]</ref>
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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On November 2, 2010, Costello won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Teri Newman ([[Republican|R]]) and Rodger Jennings ([[Green]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
  
 
{{Election box 2010
 
{{Election box 2010
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Jerry F. Costell 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Costello's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Jerry F. Costell 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|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 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00004956&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Jerry F. Costello 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
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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 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00004956&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Jerry F. Costello 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[http://www.costello.house.gov/ Official House website]
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*[http://www.costelloforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 17:13, 17 March 2012

Jerry F. Costello
Jerry F. Costello.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
Incumbent
In office
August 9, 1988-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 26
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
St. Clair County Board
1980-1998
Education
High schoolAssumption High School
Bachelor'sMaryville College of the Sacred Heart
Associate'sSouthwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1949
Place of birthEast St. Louis, Illinois
ProfessionLaw Enforcement Officer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
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' 12th congressional district.

Costello will not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Biography

Costello was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. He earned an A.A. from Southwestern Illinois College in 1971, and a B.A. from Maryville University in 1973.[2]

Career

  • Prior to 1980:[2]
    • St. Clair County, Illinois: Court Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, and Director of Court Services and Probation.
    • Chief Investigator for the Illinois State Attorney’s office

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Costello serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

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.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012

Costello has announced he will not seek re-election in 2012, citing a frustration with Congress. "The fact is, I could stay and collect a paycheck. But my nature has always been having a goal in mind and getting things done. In Congress, very little is getting done these days and I don’t see that changing in the near future." [5]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Costello won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Teri Newman (R) and Rodger Jennings (Green) in the general election.[6]

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

2010

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 .[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District, 2010 - Jerry F. Costello Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,351,182
Total Spent $1,420,274
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jerry F. Costello's campaign committee
Ameren Corp$12,000
Laborers Union$11,250
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$10,600
Boeing Co$10,300
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$124,700
Lawyers/Law Firms$113,000
Construction Services$74,500
Building Trade Unions$61,500
Transportation Unions$57,500

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Jerry + Costello + Illinois + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

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. [2] They all reside in the Belleville area.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melvin Price
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 12
1988–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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St. Clair County Board, Illinois
1980-1998
Succeeded by
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