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|Tenure = August 9, 1988-Present
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|Profession = Law Enforcement Officer
 
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{{tnr}}'''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]].
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{{tnr}}'''Jerry Francis Costello''' (b. September 25, 1949) was a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Costello was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 12th congressional district]].
  
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Costello did not seek re-election in [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|2012]].<ref>[http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/10/rep_jerry_costello_d-ill_will_.html ''Chicago Sun Times'' "Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) will not seek re-election," October 4, 2011]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Costello was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democratic follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jerry_costello/400082 ''Gov Track'' "Costello" Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
 
==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"/>
*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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*1988-2013: [[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==
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==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 served 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
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political Positions===
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===Specific votes===
====Percentage voting with party====
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====Fiscal Cliff====
{{Congress vote percent
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{{Support vote}}
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Costello voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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|percent=78
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|rank=174
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|total=192
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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''See also: [[Illinois' 12th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012]]''
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Costello did 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> [[William Enyart]] (D) defeated [[Jason Plummer]] (R) and [[Paula Bradshaw]] (G) in the general election.
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===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/2008/2008Stat.htm ''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>  
  
 
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==Campaign Donors==
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==Campaign donors==
 
===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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==Analysis==
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Costello paid his congressional staff a total of $924,602 in 2011.  He ranked 36th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 171st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/182/Rep_Jerry_Costello.html LegiStorm "Jerry Costello"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Costello's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $195,005  and $500,000. That averages to $347,502.50, which is lower than  the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004956&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Costello, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Costello ranked 173rd in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==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. <ref name="biography"/> They all reside in the Belleville area.<ref name="biography"/>
 
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. <ref name="biography"/> They all reside in the Belleville area.<ref name="biography"/>
  
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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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Jerry F. Costello
Jerry F. Costello.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
Retired member
In office
August 9, 1988-January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
St. Clair County Board
1980-1998
Education
High schoolAssumption High School
Associate'sSouthwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree
Bachelor'sMaryville College of the Sacred Heart
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) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Costello was elected by voters from Illinois' 12th congressional district.

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Costello was a "centrist Democratic follower".[2]

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.[3]

Career

  • Prior to 1980:[3]
    • 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 served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Costello voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 12th congressional district elections, 2012

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

Costello did 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." [6] William Enyart (D) defeated Jason Plummer (R) and Paula Bradshaw (G) in the general election.

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.[7]

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 .[8]

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Costello paid his congressional staff a total of $924,602 in 2011. He ranked 36th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 171st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[9]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Costello's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $195,005 and $500,000. That averages to $347,502.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[10]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Costello ranked 173rd in the liberal rankings.[11]

Voting with party

2011

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.[12]

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 page 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. [3] They all reside in the Belleville area.[3]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Melvin Price
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 12
1988–2013
Succeeded by
William Enyart (D)
Preceded by
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St. Clair County Board, Illinois
1980-1998
Succeeded by
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