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 (2019)717,115
Median household
income
$77,991[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+9[2][3]

The 8th congressional district of Illinois is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Illinois that has been represented by Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi since 2017.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 United States 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.

Illinois's 8th congressional district, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tammy Duckworth 123,206 54.7
Republican Joe Walsh (incumbent) 101,860 45.3
Total votes 225,066 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2014[edit]

Illinois's 8th congressional district, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tammy Duckworth (incumbent) 84,178 55.7
Republican Larry Kaifesh 66,878 44.3
Total votes 151,056 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

Illinois's 8th congressional district, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi 144,954 58.3
Republican Pete DiCianni 103,617 41.7
Total votes 248,571 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

Illinois's 8th congressional district, 2018[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent) 130,054 66.0
Republican Jitendra "JD" Diganvker 67,073 34.0
Total votes 197,127 100.0
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

Illinois's 8th congressional district, 2020[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raja Krishnamoorthi (incumbent) 186,251 73.16 +7.19%
Libertarian Preston Gabriel Nelson 68,327 26.84 N/A
Total votes 254,578 100.0
Democratic hold

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 59 - 39%
2016 President Clinton 58 - 36%
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[3]
2008 President Obama 56 - 43%
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 55 - 42%

List of members representing the district[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 and re-elected in 1852.
Retired.
Vacant
March 4, 1855 – November 4, 1856 34th
No image.svg James L. D. Morrison November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 34th Filled vacancy caused by resignation of Representative-elect Lyman Trumbull.
RobertSmithIL.jpg Robert Smith March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.[citation needed]
PhilipBFouke.jpg Philip B. Fouke March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 36th
37th
Elected in 1858
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
John Todd Stuart.jpg John T. Stuart March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 38th Elected in 1862.
Lost re-election.
Shelby Moore Cullom-cropped.jpg Shelby M. Cullom March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871 39th
40th
41st
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Retired.
JamesCarrollRobinson.jpg James C. Robinson March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 42nd Elected in 1870.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
Greenbury Lafayette Fort.jpg Greenbury L. Fort March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881 43rd
44th
45th
46th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Retired.
Lewis E. Payson (Illinois Congressman).jpg Lewis E. Payson March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th Elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
WilliamCullen.jpg William Cullen March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
No image.svg Ralph Plumb March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
No image.svg Charles A. Hill March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 51st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
Lewis Steward.jpg Lewis Steward March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd Elected in 1890.
Lost re-election.
No image.svg Robert A. Childs March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd Elected in 1892.
Retired.
Albert J. Hopkins.jpg Albert J. Hopkins March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost re-election.
WilliamFMahoney.jpg William F. Mahoney March 4, 1903 – December 27, 1904 58th Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1902.
Died.
Vacant
December 27, 1904 – March 4, 1905 58th
Charles McGavin.jpg Charles McGavin March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909 59th
60th
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Retired.
ThomasGallagherIL.jpg Thomas Gallagher March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1921 61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Retired.
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
No image.svg Peter C. Granata March 4, 1931 – April 5, 1932 72nd Lost contested election.
StanleyHKunz.jpg Stanley H. Kunz April 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933 72nd Won contested election.
Lost re-election.
No image.svg Leo Kocialkowski March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
ThomasSGordon.jpg Thomas S. Gordon January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Retired.
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
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
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 and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Lost re-election.
Melissa Bean Official.jpg Melissa Bean January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2011 109th
110th
111th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
Rep Joe Walsh.jpg Joe Walsh January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 112th Elected in 2010.
Lost reelection.
Tammy Duckworth, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tammy Duckworth January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017 113th
114th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Raja Krishnamoorthi official photo.jpg Raja Krishnamoorthi January 3, 2017 – Present 115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Incumbent.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b 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. July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  7. ^ "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "Illinois General Election 2014". Illinois State Board of Elections. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Illinois General Election 2016". Illinois State Board of Elections. November 8, 2016. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "2018 General Election Official Vote Totals Book".
  11. ^ "Illinois 2020 Election Results". Chicago Sun-Times. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

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