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[[File:William Enyart 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Enyart's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
|Name =William Enyart<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00523258 ''FEC Reports'' "William Enyart Summary Reports" Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
Enyart won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Enyart's campaign committee raised a total of $1,180,463 and spent $1,167,686.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034884&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "William Enyart 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
|Political Party =Democratic
|Report 1 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/860/12971442860/12971442860.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
{{Congress donor box 2012
|Date 1 =July 15, 2012
|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 12th Congressional District
|Beginning Balance 1 =0
|party = Democratic
|Total Contributions 1 =177490
|total raised = $1,180,463
|Expenditures 1=755.75
|total spent = $1,167,686
|Cash on Hand 1 =176734.25
|opponent raised =$1,350,428 
|Report 2 = October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/263/12954412263/12954412263.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "October Quarterly" Accessed November 23, 2012]</ref>
|opponent spent = $1,346,211
|Date 2 = October 15, 2012
|org1 =Simmons Cooper LLC
|Beginning Balance 2 =176734.25
|org2 = AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
|Total Contributions 2 =464989.08
|org3 =BRIDGE PAC 
|Expenditures 2=511169.89
|org4 = Laborers Union
|Cash on Hand 2 =130553.44
|org5 = New York Jobs PAC
|Report 3 =Pre-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/557/12961199557/12961199557.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-General" Accessed November 23, 2012]</ref>
|orgdonor1 = $28,000
|Date 3 = October 25, 2012
|orgdonor2 = $10,000
|Beginning Balance 3 =130553.44
|orgdonor3 = $10,000
|Total Contributions 3 =212134.48
|orgdonor4 = $10,000
|Expenditures 3=220862
|orgdonor5 = $10,000
|Cash on Hand 3 =121825.92
|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
|ind2 = Leadership PACs
|ind3 =  Public Sector Unions
|ind4 = Building Trade Unions
|ind5 = Candidate Committees
|inddonor1 =  $126,544
|inddonor2 = $98,500
|inddonor3 = $50,000
|inddonor4 = $49,500
|inddonor5 = $40,500

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William Enyart
Bill Enyart.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois; Southern Illinois University
Master'sSouthern Illinois University School of Law, United States Army War College
J.D.Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)
Military service
Service/branchUS Air Force, Illinois National Guard
Years of service1969-1975, 1982-2012
Date of birthSept. 22, 1949
Place of birthTuscola, Illinois
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Office website
Campaign website
William Enyart is a 2012 Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 12th Congressional District of Illinois. Enyart replaced primary winner Brad Harriman after he withdrew from the race in May 2012.


Enyart grew up in Tuscola, Illinois where he attended schools. He won a scholarship to the University of Illinois, but flunked out after one year. He joined the United States Air Forced in 1969 and left active duty to attend Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) where he studied political science and journalism. After he graduated he worked for the Belleville News-Democrat which then led him to enroll at the Southern Illinois University's School of Law. He then worked at his own practice for some years before going back to school and earning his mater's degree from the Army War College. He had joined the Army National Guard in 1982, so his mater's degree gave him the rank of General where he became the adjutant general of the state National Guard. He then decided to run for office, though is still in the National Guard.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Enyart's academic, professional and political career[1]:

  • 2007-2012: Adjutant general, Illinois National Guard
  • 1982-2012: Army National Guard
  • 1979-2007: Attorney at Law
  • 2000: Graduated U.S. Army War College, earned a M.S.S.
  • 1991-1997: President and COO, Doc’s Distributing
  • 1978-1979: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), earned a J.D.
  • 1973-1975: Air Force Reserves
  • 1974: Graduated University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), earned a B.A.
  • 1969-1973: Air Force Service

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Enyart serves on the following committees:[2]



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

Enyart won the election, defeating Jason Plummer and Paula Bradshaw.[3] Enyart ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 12th District. Enyart replaced primary winner Brad Harriman after he withdrew from the race in May. He faced Jason Plummer (R) and Paula Bradshaw (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Enyart 51.7% 157,000
     Republican Jason Plummer 42.7% 129,902
     Green Paula Bradshaw 5.6% 17,045
Total Votes 303,947
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


District 12 Representative Election
Poll William Enyart Jason PlummerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
"District 11 Poll" September 11-13
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign donors


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

Enyart won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Enyart's campaign committee raised a total of $1,180,463 and spent $1,167,686.[5]


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, Enyart's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,461,055 and $3,843,000. That averages to $2,652,027, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[6]


Enyart and his wife Annette have two sons together.[7]

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