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Illinois's 10th congressional district

Illinois's 10th congressional district
Illinois's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Brad Schneider (DDeerfield)
Area 300 mi²
Distribution 99.7% urban, 0.3% rural
Population (2011 est.) 705,564
Median income $65,864
Ethnicity 76.6% White, 7.0% Black, 9.6% Asian, 21.6% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 4.4% other
Cook PVI D+8[1][2]

The 10th Congressional District of Illinois lies in the northeast corner of the state and mostly comprises northern suburbs of Chicago. It was created after the 1860 census. It is represented by Democrat Brad Schneider.

2013 redistricting

The district covers parts of Cook and Lake counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Wheeling and Zion are included.[3] The representatives for these districts will be elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

District characteristics


The 10th is home to several Fortune 500 Companies, including but not limited to: CDW, Walgreens, Underwriters Laboratories, Baxter Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, Allstate Insurance, and HSBC. It is also home to the world headquarters of the food giant Kraft Foods in Northfield.


The Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago, hosting the United States Navy's only boot camp, trains 38,000 recruits each year. 5.2% of the district's inhabitants have performed military service.[2]


The area of the district was originally represented by one of Abraham Lincoln's closest allies, Elihu B. Washburne (R-Waukegan). The district was created in 1982 redistricting out of districts represented by John Porter (R-Wilmette) and Robert McClory (R-Lake Bluff). On the retirement of McClory, the district was represented by Porter after winning the elections of 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. Following Porter's retirement, 11 Republicans and two Democrats ran to succeed him. Eventually 9 Republicans and one Democrat stood for election in the primary of March 2000. John Porter's former Chief of Staff, Mark Kirk, won the Republican primary over number two rival Shaun Donnely. Kirk then defeated State Representative Lauren Beth Gash (D-Highland Park) by 2% in the 2000 general election. Kirk remained in Congress until he decided to run for The United States Senate in the 2010 election. He was succeeded by Republican Robert Dold.


2006 election

Republican candidate for Governor, Judy Baar Topinka, and Cook County GOP candidate for President Tony Peraica both handily won the district in 2006, although both lost in the statewide count.

2008 election

Dan Seals, who had previously run against Mark Kirk in 2006, defeated Clinton Advisor Jay Footlik for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Dave Kalbfleisch received the Green Party nomination, but was removed from the ballot by the Illinois State Board of Elections.[4][5] Independent candidate Allan Stevo was also nominated.[6] Mark Kirk defeated Dan Seals in their rematch from 2006 by 54% to 46%, thus winning a fifth term in the House.

2010 election

The Republican Party nominee, Robert Dold, won against the Democratic Party nominee, Dan Seals.

2012 election

Robert Dold no longer lives in the redrawn district,[7] but has said he will move into the district if he wins re-election.[8]

Candidates for the Democratic nomination were: Waukegan,[9] Brad Schneider, a business consultant,[10] John Tree, a business executive and Colonel in the Air Force Reserve,[11] and Vivek Bavda, an intellectual property attorney.[12]

In the March 20, 2012 primary, Brad Schneider won the Democratic nomination.[13]

Recent election results

U.S. President

Year Office Winner
2000 President Al Gore (D) 51 - 47%
2004 President John Kerry (D) 52 - 47%
2008 President Barack Obama (D) 63 - 36%[2]
2012 President Barack Obama (D) 58 - 41%[2]

U.S. Representative

Year Republican
2000 Kirk 51 Gash 49
2002 Kirk 69 Perritt 31
2004 Kirk 65 Goodman 35
2006 Kirk 53.4 Seals 46.6
2008 Kirk 52.6 Seals 47.4
2010 Dold 51.1 Seals 48.8
2012 Dold 49.5 Schneider 50.5
2014 Dold 52 Schneider 48

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1863
Anthony L. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1865
Redistricted from the 6th district
Anthony Thornton Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 4, 1867
Albert G. Burr Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 4, 1871
Edward Y. Rice Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1873
William H. Ray Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
John C. Bagby Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
Nicholas E. Worthington Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Philip S. Post Republican March 4, 1887 –
January 6, 1895
Vacant January 6, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
George W. Prince Republican December 2, 1895 –
March 4, 1903
Redistricted to the 15th district
George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1913
Redistricted from the 7th district
Charles M. Thomson Progressive March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1915
George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1919
Carl R. Chindblom Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1933
James Simpson, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
George A. Paddock Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Ralph E. Church Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted to the 13th district
Richard W. Hoffman Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1957
Harold R. Collier Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to the 6th district
Samuel H. Young Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Abner J. Mikva Democratic January 3, 1975 –
September 26, 1979
Resigned to become judge of U.S. Court of Appeals
Vacant September 26, 1979 –
January 22, 1980
John Edward Porter Republican January 22, 1980 –
January 3, 2001
Mark Kirk Republican January 3, 2001 –
November 29, 2010
Resigned when elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant November 29, 2010 –
January 3, 2011
Robert Dold Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Defeated for re-election
Brad Schneider Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Robert Dold Republican January 3, 2015 –

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also


  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d   Copyright National Journal.
  3. ^ Illinois Congressional District 10, Illinois Board of Elections
  4. ^ "David J. Kalbfleisch for U.S. House, IL-10 in 2010". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  5. ^,pp-greenparty-061208-s1.article
  6. ^ "Allan Stevo for Congress". Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  7. ^ McKinney, Dave;  
  8. ^ Sadin, Steve (June 2, 2011). "Dold Will Run in Remapped 10th".  
  9. ^ "Waukegan Dem announces bid for congressional seat".  
  10. ^  
  11. ^ "Long Grove man enters 10th Democratic race". Daily Herald. November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Third democrat enters 10th congressional race". Buffalo Grove Patch. September 19, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ Schneider survives in 10th district Dem primary, Chicago Sun-Times, March 20, 2012.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • page on the 10th District of IllinoisWashington Post
  • U.S. Census Bureau - 10th District Fact Sheet

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