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Mike Quigley
Mike Quigley official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th district
Assumed office
April 7, 2009
Preceded byRahm Emanuel
Member of the
Cook County Board of Commissioners
from the 10th district
In office
1998–2009
Preceded byMaria Pappas
Succeeded byBridget Gainer
Personal details
Born
Michael Bruce Quigley

(1958-10-17) October 17, 1958 (age 62)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Barbara Quigley
(m. 1999)
Children2
EducationRoosevelt University (BA)
University of Chicago (MPP)
Loyola University Chicago (JD)

Michael Bruce Quigley (born October 17, 1958) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district, serving since the April 7, 2009 special election. The district includes most of Chicago's North Side, as well as several of the city's western suburbs. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Quigley is a former member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, where he represented Chicago's northside neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown, and Rogers Park. He also teaches environmental policy and Chicago politics at Loyola University Chicago.

Early life, education, and early political career[edit]

Quigley was raised in Carol Stream, Illinois, where he graduated from Glenbard North High School in 1977. He then attended Roosevelt University, where he earned his bachelor's degree. Quigley moved into the Lakeview area of Chicago in 1982, and became involved in community activities. He attended the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree, and the University of Chicago, where he earned a master's degree in public policy.

Quigley was first elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1998, succeeding Maria Pappas who was elected Cook County Treasurer.[1] During his tenure, he has gained a reputation as a reformer, as he opposed tax hikes supported by Cook County Board President John Stroger, and later his son and successor Todd Stroger. He contended the county could operate more efficiently, and he presented reports to support the position. Quigley also challenged the practice of finding jobs for Democratic officials with the Cook County Forest Preserve District.[2]

Quigley and his wife Barbara have two daughters, Alyson and Meghan.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

2009

In early 2009, incumbent Democratic U.S. Congressman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois's 5th congressional district resigned to become White House Chief of Staff to newly elected President Barack Obama. The congressional vacancy was filled via the special election. Quigley was one of twelve candidates to file for the special Democratic primary—the real contest in this heavily Democratic district. He was endorsed by the Chicago Sun-Times, which called him "a constant advocate for fiscal responsibility and a watchdog against waste and corruption".[3] He was also endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, which cited Quigley's efforts to improve county government, noting, "If Quigley's ideas had all been put in place, the county would not be crying now for more money".[4] He won the March special primary with 22% of the vote. The second-ranked candidate, State Representative John Fritchey received 18% of the vote, four points short.[5] Following the primary, Quigley won the April special election with 69% of the vote over Republican challenger and militia leader Rosanna Pulido.[6]

2010

Quigley won re-election to his first full term in 2010 with 71% of the vote.[7]

2012

After redistricting, Quigley's district was pushed into DuPage County. The new district absorbed the home of 13th district Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert. However, Biggert opted to run for re-election in the 11th district, the successor to the old 13th. The old 5th is only slightly less Democratic than its predecessor; Obama won the district in 2008 with 70% (down three points from the old 5th), and 2010 Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias carried it with 55% of the vote.[8] No Democrat has filed to run against him. Only one Republican filed, self-employed businessman Dan Schmitt.[9]

Tenure[edit]

On July 12, 2017, Quigley introduced H.R.2884, "The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act (COVFEFE Act)".[10] The bill would require the National Archives to preserve and store social media posts by the President of the United States. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the same day, yet saw no further congressional action.[11]

Gun control

In May 2011, Quigley sponsored an amendment to the Patriot Act prohibiting the sale of weapons to people on the FBI's Terrorist Watch List.[12] Quigley believed that the Republican limitation of civil liberties under the Patriot Act contradicted their unwillingness to limit Second Amendment rights. This bill, proposed as an amendment to the Patriot Act, came under fire from House Republicans Reps. James Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin and Louie Gohmert of Texas, who argued that this would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of those mistakenly placed on the Terrorist Watch List. However, in a vote dictated by political party, the bill lost 21–11 with the House Judiciary panel.[12]

Public health

Quigley has received a rating of 100 (on a scale of 1 to 100) from the American Public Health Association, indicating his strong support of healthcare legislation. In April 2011, Quigley voted against Paul Ryan's budget plan (which involved budget cuts to Medicare, as well as decreased government funding to help citizens procure health insurance). Also in April 2011, Quigley voted against repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" fund, a fund focused on Community and Clinical Prevention of chronic diseases, as well as allotting money towards health-care infrastructure and research. Quigley also voted for increases in government spending on physical and occupational therapy.

Environment

A Sierra Club member since high school, Quigley initially joined politics because of his desire to help the environment through legislation. Quigley has enacted this desire through supporting the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a 2009 bill to create an emissions trading plan which passed in the House of Representatives, but was defeated in the Senate. Quigley also introduced the Federal Birdsafe Buildings Bill, a 2011 initiative to make all buildings built by the General Services Administration built with the maximum amount of bird-safe materials and features. In April 2011, Quigley voted to prohibit invasive research on great apes.

Veterans

Quigley is a supporter of veterans' benefits, and has worked to improve healthcare and education opportunities for them.[13] His district office is also known to make services available to veterans whenever they should need it, such as helping one veteran receive medals that he had been waiting for over twenty years to receive.[14] In 2013, Quigley introduced a bill to the House to prevent Veterans from entering into debt to pay for tuition before GI benefits are received. His hope was to provide even greater educational opportunities to veterans with this bill.[15]

Abortion

Quigley supports reproductive rights, and voted against banning federal health coverage for abortions.[16] Quigley also supports federal funding for family planning and sex education, as well as creating more preventive steps to avoid unwanted pregnancies altogether.[13]

LGBTQ Rights

Quigley is a supporter of LGBTQ rights, and showed his support in 2012 by participating in National Coming Out Day as a show of solidarity.[16][17] He has called for the FDA to revoke its ban on allowing blood donations from gay and bisexual men.[17]

Committee assignments[edit]

116th Congress[edit]

115th Congress[edit]

114th Congress[edit]

113th Congress[edit]

112th Congress[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Other political activities[edit]

Quigley considered running for mayor of Chicago in 2019, after Rahm Emanuel indicated he would not seek reelection,[24] but ultimately did not.

Electoral history[edit]

Cook County Board of Commissioners[edit]

1998
1998 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district Democratic primary[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 11,185 44.78
Democratic Ralph Martire 6,799 27.22
Democratic Peter Miller 2,604 10.43
Democratic Brian J. Berg 2,536 10.15
Democratic Stefanos "Scott" Venable 1,854 7.42
Total votes 24,978 100
1998 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district election[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 56,208 100
Total votes 56,208 100
2002
2002 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district Democratic primary[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 22,357 72.04
Democratic Mary Ellen E. Daly 12,127 27.96
Total votes 34,484 100
2002 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district election[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 60,457 100
Total votes 60,457 100
2006
2006 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district Democratic primary[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 26,207 100
Total votes 26,207 100
2006 Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district election[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 62,905 100
Total votes 62,905 100

Congressional[edit]

2009 (special)
Illinois 5th Congressional District Special Democratic Primary, 2009[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley 12,118 22.04
Democratic John A. Fritchey 9,835 17.89
Democratic Sara Feigenholtz 9,194 16.72
Democratic Victor A. Forys 6,428 11.67
Democratic Patrick J. O'Connor 6,388 11.62
Democratic Charles J. Wheelan 3,681 6.69
Democratic Tom Geoghegan 3,342 6.08
Democratic Paul J. Bryar 1,111 2.02
Democratic Jan H. Donatelli 892 1.62
Democratic Frank Annunzio 755 1.37
Democratic Cary Capparelli 714 1.30
Democratic Carlos A. Monteagudo 521 0.95
Democratic Roger A. Thompson III 10 0.02
Total votes 54,989 100.0
Illinois 5th Congressional District Special General Election, 2009[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley 30,561 69.24
Republican Rosanna Pulido 10,662 24.16
Green Matt Reichel 2,911 6.60
Write-in votes Frances E. Farley 3 0.01
Write-in Votes Goran Davidovac 1 0.00
Total votes 44,138 100.0
2010
Illinois 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2010[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 56,667 100
Total votes 56,667 100
Illinois 5th Congressional District General Election, 2010[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 108,360 70.62
Republican David Ratowitz 38,935 25.38
Green Matthew Reichel 6,140 4.0
Total votes 153,435 100.0
2012
Illinois 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 37,967 100
Total votes 37,967 100
Illinois 5th Congressional District General Election, 2012[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 177,729 65.73
Republican Dan Schmitt 77,289 28.59
Green Nancy Wade 15,359 5.68
Total votes 270,377 100.0
2014
Illinois 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2014[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 26,364 100
Total votes 26,364 100
Illinois 5th Congressional District General Election, 2014[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 116,364 63.23
Republican Vince Kolber 56,350 30.62
Green Nancy Wade 11,305 6.14
Total votes 184,019 100.0
2016
Illinois 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2016[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 127,679 100
Total votes 127,679 100
Illinois 5th Congressional District General Election, 2016[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 212,842 67.84
Republican Vince Kolber 86,222 27.48
Green Rob Sherman 14,657 4.67
Write-in votes Michael Krynski 3 0.00
Total votes 313,724 100.0
2018
Illinois 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2018[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 66,254 62.46
Democratic Sameena Mustafa 25,591 24.13
Democratic Benjamin Thomas Wolf 10,032 9.46
Democratic Steven J. Schwartzberg 4,196 3.96
Total votes 106,073 100.0
Illinois 5th Congressional District General Election, 2018[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley (incumbent) 213,992 76.66
Republican Tom Hanson 65,134 23.33
Write-in votes Frank Rowder 5 0.00
Total votes 279,131 100.0
2020

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2009, Quigley was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Community.[40]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rahm Emanuel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th congressional district

2009–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Paul Tonko
United States Representatives by seniority
121st
Succeeded by
Judy Chu