|U.S. House, Illinois, District 3|
|High school||St. Joseph High School|
|Associate's||Moraine Valley Community College|
Grabowski grew up in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and southwest side. Grabowski went to St. Augustine grade school, attended De La Salle, graduated St. Joseph HS in Chicago, and attended Moraine Valley Community College.
Grabowski is a materials supervisor at a west suburban manufacturing company. 
Grabowski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 3rd District. Grabowski lost to Daniel Lipinski in the general election. Grabowski 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.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Daniel Lipinski Incumbent||68.5%||168,738|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House, Illinois' 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 3, 2012 - Richard Grabowski Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$825,518|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$589,509|
|Top contributors to Richard Grabowski's campaign committee|
|Deltrol Fluid Products||$1,238|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Richard Grabowski for Congress "Who is Richard L. Grabowski?" Accessed January 13, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- South Town Star "Hometown resident to run for Congress" Accessed December 5, 2011
- OpenSecrets "2012 Election" Accessed March 21, 2013
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