Illinois's 8th congressional district

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Illinois's 8th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Illinois's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Raja Krishnamoorthi
DSchaumburg
Area206 sq mi (530 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.)724,644
Median income$69,386[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+8[2][3]

The 8th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Addison, Barrington Hills, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale are included.[4] These boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Incumbent Representative Joe Walsh was drawn out of the district for 2012 by 2011 redistricting, although a candidate is not required to live in the district to be eligible to run for a seat in Congress.[5] Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi of Hoffman Estates announced his candidacy for the seat in late May 2011. In July 2011, Democrat Tammy Duckworth also announced plans to run for the seat.[6] Duckworth won the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012. Duckworth defeated Walsh in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 58.1 - 36.4%
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[3]
2008 President Obama 62 - 37%[3]
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 55 - 42%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
William.H.Bissel.jpg William H. Bissell Independent Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd Redistricted from the 1st district
Vacant
March 4, 1855 – November 4, 1856
No image.svg James L. D. Morrison November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 34th filled vacancy caused by resignation of Rep-elect Lyman Trumbull
RobertSmithIL.jpg Robert Smith March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th
PhilipBFouke.jpg Philip B. Fouke March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 36th
37th
John Todd Stuart.jpg John T. Stuart March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 38th
Shelby Moore Cullom-cropped.jpg Shelby M. Cullom March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871 39th
40th
41st
JamesCarrollRobinson.jpg James C. Robinson March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 42nd Redistricted to the 12th district
Greenbury Lafayette Fort.jpg Greenbury L. Fort March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881 43rd
44th
45th
46th
No image.svg Lewis E. Payson March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th Redistricted to the 9th district
WilliamCullen.jpg William Cullen March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg Ralph Plumb March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 49th
50th
No image.svg Charles A. Hill March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 51st
Lewis Steward.jpg Lewis Steward March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd
No image.svg Robert A. Childs March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd
Albert J. Hopkins.jpg Albert J. Hopkins March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted from the 5th district
WilliamFMahoney.jpg William F. Mahoney March 4, 1903 – December 27, 1904 58th Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
December 27, 1904 – March 4, 1905
Charles McGavin.jpg Charles McGavin March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909 59th
60th
ThomasGallagherIL.jpg Thomas Gallagher March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1921 61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
No image.svg Peter C. Granata March 4, 1931 – April 5, 1932 72nd
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz April 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933 72nd
No image.svg Leo Kocialkowski March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
ThomasSGordon.jpg Thomas S. Gordon January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Rostenkowski,dan.jpg Dan Rostenkowski January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1993 86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 5th district
PhilCrane.jpg Phil Crane January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Redistricted from the 12th district, lost reelection
Melissa Bean Official.jpg Melissa Bean January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011 109th
110th
111th
Rep Joe Walsh.jpg Joe Walsh January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 112th Lost reelection
Tammy Duckworth, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tammy Duckworth January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017 113th
114th
Retired to become U.S. Senator
Raja Krishnamoorthi official photo.jpg Raja Krishnamoorthi January 3, 2017 – Present 115th
116th

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=08
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 8, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ US Constitution, Article One, Section Two, Clause Two: Qualifications of Members of the House of Representatives Article One of the United States Constitution#Clause 2: Qualifications of Members
  6. ^ "Tammy Duckworth running for Congress again, in redrawn 8th". Chicago Sun Times. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°00′35″N 88°05′48″W / 42.00972°N 88.09667°W / 42.00972; -88.09667