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{{tnr}}'''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]].  
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{{tnr}}'''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]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2006.<ref name="biography"/>
  
 
Roskam won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
 
Roskam won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>

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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
PredecessorHenry J. Hyde (R)
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
Campaign $$11,763,266
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. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006.[1]

Roskam won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Roskam previously was a member of the Illinois State Senate from 2000 to 2007 and the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Roskam is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Roskam was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. [1] 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. [1]

Career

  • 1993-1998:Illinois House of Representatives, 40th district [3]
  • 2000-2007:Illinois Senate, 20th/48th district[3]
  • 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:[4]

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.[5]

Elections

2012

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

Roskam won re-election in the November election.[6] Roskam was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 6th District. Roskam ran 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 defeated Leslie Coolidge in the general election on November 6, 2012. Coolidge defeated candidates Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates in the Democratic primary.[2]

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

2010

On November 2, 2010, Peter Roskam won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Benjamin S. Lowe (D) in the general election.[7]

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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roskam is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Roskam raised a total of $11,763,266 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[11]

Peter Roskam's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 6) Won $3,277,931
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 6) Won $2,381,858
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 6) Won $2,659,880
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 6) Won $3,443,597
Grand Total Raised $11,763,266

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]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Roskam is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 16, 2013.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

Voting with party

2013

Peter J. Roskam voted with the Republican Party 96.4 of the time, which ranked 117 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[17]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Roskam missed 118 of 5,226 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

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.[19]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Roskam was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Roskam's staff was given an apparent $3,068.50 in bonus money.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22]

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.[3]

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Peter Roskam Serving the Sixth District of Illinois "Biography" Accessed November 1, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roskam for Congress "Meet Peter" Accessed November 1, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998"
  11. Open Secrets "Peter Roskam" Accessed April 5, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Peter Roskam 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Peter Roskam 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  14. Gov Track "Roskam" Accessed June 16, 2013
  15. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  16. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  17. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  18. GovTrack, "Peter Roskam," Accessed April 1, 2013
  19. LegiStorm "Peter Roskam"
  20. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  21. http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004719&year=2011 OpenSecrets.org, "Roskam(R-Ill), 2011"]
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Roskam, (R-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Hyde
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois' District 6
2007–present
Succeeded by
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