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Peter J. Roskam
Peter J. Roskam.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois Senate, 20th/48th district
2000-2007
Illinois House of Representatives, 40th district
1993-1998
Education
High schoolGlenbard West High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D.Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1961
Place of birthHinsdale, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney, Political Assistant
Net worth$1,063,526
ReligionAnglican Mission in America
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Peter J. Roskam campaign logo
Peter James Roskam (b. September 13, 1961) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Roskam was elected by voters from Illinois' 6th congressional district. Roskam ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Roskam is a "moderate Republican leader".[2]

Biography

Roskam was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. [3] Roskam graduated from Glenbard West High School, where he was a varsity athlete and school leader. Later, after graduating from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Institute of Technology Law School, Peter served as a staffer for his predecessor, Congressman Henry Hyde. [3]

Career

  • 1993-1998:Illinois House of Representatives, 40th district [4]
  • 2000-2007:Illinois Senate, 20th/48th district[4]
  • 2007-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District
    • 2011-Present: Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Roskam serves on the following committees:[5]

2007-2008

In the 2007-2008 Congress, Roskam served on the following committees:

  • House Financial Services Committee
  • Capital Markets subcommittee
  • Insurance subcommittee
  • Government-Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee
  • Domestic and International Monetary Policy subcommittee
  • Trade and Technology subcommittee
  • Oversight and Investigations subcommittee

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 Congress, Roskam served on the following committees:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Roskam voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

1998

In 1998, Roskam lost a bid for the 13th congressional district Republican nomination to Judy Biggert 42% to Biggert's 45%.[7]

2006

Peter Roskam defeated Iraq-war veteran Tammy Duckworth 51% to 49% to succeed Henry Hyde as congressman of the 6th congressional district.[8]

2008

Peter was re-elected to Congress in 2008, overcoming opponent Jill Morgenthaler 59% to 42%.[9]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Roskam won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Benjamin S. Lowe (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Roskam Incumbent 63.6% 114,456
     Democratic Benjamin S. Lowe 36.4% 65,379
Total Votes 179,835

2012

See also: Illinois' 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Roskam won re-election in the November election.[11] Roskam was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 6th District. Roskam had sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Roskam ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He will face Leslie Coolidge in the general election on November 6, 2012. Coolidge defeated candidates Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates in the Democratic primary.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Leslie Coolidge 40.8% 132,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Roskam Incumbent 59.2% 193,138
Total Votes 326,129
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Roskam's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roskam won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roskam's campaign committee raised a total of $3,277,931 and spent $3,406,887.[12]

2010

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

Roskam won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Roskam's campaign committee raised a total of $2,381,858 and spent $1,251,223 .[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Peter Roskam Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,381,858
Total Spent $1,251,223
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $66,632
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $63,300
Top contributors to Peter Roskam's campaign committee
Goldman Sachs$20,600
Edison International$19,400
Performance Trust Capital Partners$16,800
Morey Corp$16,700
Exelon Corp$15,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$148,550
Insurance$132,188
Retired$108,750
Health Professionals$86,050
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,650

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. Roskam paid his congressional staff a total of $802,755 in 2011. He ranks 51st on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 58th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 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.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Roskam's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $475,053 and $1,652,000. That averages to $1,063,526, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 2.21% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Roskam's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $491,046 and $1,590,000. That averages to $1,040,523, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Roskam ranked 150th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Roskam ranked 87th in the liberal rankings.[18]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Peter J. Roskam has voted with the Republican Party 94 of the time, which ranked 49 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[19]

Awards Received

Americans for Tax Reform honored him with a “Hero of the Taxpayer” award in 2005.

Personal

Peter now lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife of 23 years, Elizabeth, and their four children, Gracey, Frankie, Steve, and AJ.[4]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Hyde
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois' District 6
2007–present
Succeeded by
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