|Running for U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 11th Congressional District|
|Date of primary||March 20, 2012|
|General election||November 6, 2012|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 13|
|January 3, 1999-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, 81st District|
|High school||New Trier High School (1955)|
|Bachelor's||Stanford University (1959)|
|J.D.||Northwestern University School of Law (1963)|
|Date of birth||August 15, 1937|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign Donors
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Biggert was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 15, 1937 and attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Biggert began her legal career as clerk to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. 
- New Trier High School (1955)
- B.A. Stanford University (1959)
- J.D. Northwestern University School of Law (1963)
- 1978-1985: Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education
- 1983-1985: President, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education
- 1989-1993: Chairman, Hinsdale Plan Commission
- 1993-1999: Illinois House of Representatives, 81st District
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
- Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity (Chairwoman)
- Committee on Science, Space and Technology
- Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
Percentage voting with party
Judy Biggert voted with the Republican Party 88 of the time, which ranked 211 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
- Economy and Jobs
- Excerpt: "With millions unemployed and small businesses struggling, I strongly believe we must enact common-sense policies that encourage job creation and retention. I’ve also always believed that Americans are taxed too much, not too little. That’s why we must lower taxes and implement a fiscally-responsible budget to get our economy back on track."
- Government Reform
- Excerpt: "Americans have lost faith in their government, and I don’t blame them. Numerous elected officials, especially here in Illinois, have been indicted for corruption. And special federal appropriations, or earmarks, are being requested for the Alaskan ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ a Woodstock Hippie Museum, and many other irresponsible government spending projects."
- Health Care Reform
- Excerpt: "The job-killing taxes, cuts to Medicare for our seniors, and government intrusion into doctor-patient decisions will hurt all Americans. We need a targeted approach to address the problems of cost, quality, and access."
Biggert is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 11th District. Biggert is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket against John Cunningham. Diane Harris was removed from the ballot but is running as a write-in.  The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
Removal of challengers
On February 2, 2012, the State Board of Elections disqualified challengers John Cunningham and Diane Harris, removing them from the ballot. In order to qualify, candidates need to submit 600 valid signatures. Harris, a notary public, was unanimously removed for not having enough signatures, while Cunningham, was removed by a vote of 6-2. Cunningham, who serves as Kane County clerk, submitted 1,265 signatures, but only 526 were ruled to be valid. A state hearing officer threw out hundreds of signatures from Cunningham because they were collected by a paid petitioner who listed a non-existent address as his home. Cunningham previously attempted to remove Biggert from the ballot, but saw the challenge rejected 8-0.
Following the rulings, Harris is continuing to run, but as a write-in candidate. Although Cunningham initially said, "I’m an elected official and if we did it wrong, we don’t belong on the ballot,” it now looks like he is appealing. According to Ken Menzel, Deputy General Counsel for the Board of Elections, Cunningham filed for judicial review of the decision on February 7. In his dissent, Board member Jesse Smart said the arguments in the case were confusing and should have seen a different outcome, stating, “If I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of the candidate."On February 21, 2012, a hearing was held regarding Cunningham's appeal of his removal. Judge Susan Fox Gillis reversed the Illinois Board of Elections decision, placing Cunningham back on the ballot. "To me it was the kind of error that did not merit disenfranchising voters," Cunningham said.
- National Education Association
Targeted by super PAC
The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a Houston-based super PAC, has their sights set on defeating three Illinois incumbent members of Congress in 2012 - Biggert, Donald Manzullo (R) and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D).
The CPA, which is going after incumbents of both parties, states on their website "Our goal is to bring true competition to our electoral process, to give voters real information about their choices, and to restore fair, not fixed, elections."
As of February 16, 2012, Biggert has been in office longer than 281 members of congress. Eighteen have been in office the same number of years as Biggert, while 136 have been in office longer than her. In the Illinois delegation, she has been in office longer than 10 of the 17 other members. One has the same number of years as Biggert, while six have served for a longer period of time.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2010|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2008|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2006|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2004|
|Democratic||Gloria Schor Andersen||35%||107,836|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2002|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 2000|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Congressional District 13 Election, 1998|
|Democratic||Susan W. Hynes||39%||77,878|
Biggert won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Biggert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,584,517 and spent $1,236,454 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 13th Congressional District, 2010 - Judy Biggert Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$648,365|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$616,389|
|Top contributors to Judy Biggert's campaign committee|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co||$12,050|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$98,850|
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Biggert and her husband Rody are the parents of four children and the grandparents of nine grandchildren. 
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- Media coverage:
- ABC 7 Chicago, "http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=8530129," February 3, 2012
- Congresswoman Judy Biggert "About Judy" Accessed November 3, 2011
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- Biggert for Congress "Issues" Accessed December 30, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011
- Daily Herald, "Biggert to be unopposed in primary," February 2, 2012
- Chicago Tribune, "Biggert now unopposed in GOP race," February 2, 2012
- Diane M. Harris campaign website, "Statement," accessed February 8, 2012
- Herald-News, "Biggert’s GOP challengers removed from primary race," February 2, 2012
- Phone communication with Ken Menzel on February 2012
- Daily Herald "Cunningham to face Biggert in 11th District," February 21, 2012
- Beacon News, "Durbin, NEA endorsements highlight 11th District’s national importance," February 21, 2012
- Chicago Business, "Ricketts-backed super PAC targets three Illinois incumbents in Congress," February 13, 2012
- Campaign for Primary Accountability "About," Accessed February 2, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2002"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998"
- Open Secrets "Judy Biggert 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
- Judy Biggert: Fighting for Us "About Judy" Accessed November 3, 2011
Harris W. Fawell
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