|Illinois's 10th congressional district|
Illinois's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||300 sq mi (780 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)||705,564|
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. The district is currently represented by Democrat Brad Schneider.
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, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Wheeling and Zion are included. The boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.
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.
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.
Republican candidate for Governor, Judy Baar Topinka, and GOP candidate for Cook County Board President Tony Peraica both handily won the district in 2006, although both lost in the state- and countywide (respectively) count.
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. Independent candidate Allan Stevo was also nominated. Mark Kirk defeated Dan Seals in their rematch from 2006 by 54% to 46%, thus winning a fifth term in the House.
The Republican Party nominee, Robert Dold, won against the Democratic Party nominee, Dan Seals.
Candidates for the Democratic nomination were: Ilya Sheyman, a community organizer from Waukegan,Brad Schneider, a business consultant,John Tree, a business executive and Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, and Vivek Bavda, an intellectual property attorney.
Brad Schneider, the incumbent, was selected to be the Democratic nominee, and Robert Dold was once again selected to be the Republican nominee. Dold won the election with just over 50% of the vote.
Brad Schneider defeated Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering for the Democratic nomination on March 15. Democrat Brad Schneider defeated Republican Robert Dold by nearly 5% (14,000 votes), the largest victory margin in Illinois's 10th Congressional district since redistricting.
Brad Schneider, the incumbent, defeated his republican challenger Douglas R. Bennett with 65.6% of the vote. There were three Republican candidates who ran in the primary: Bennett of Deerfield, who is a computer consultant and vice chairman of the West Deerfield Township Republican Organization, Libertyville physician and business owner Sapan Shah, and Jeremy Wynes of Highland Park.
On March 20, Douglas Bennett narrowly beat Wynes and Shah in the primary.
|2000||Al Gore (D) 51 - 47%|
|2004||John Kerry (D) 52 - 47%|
|2008||Barack Obama (D) 63 - 36%|
|2012||Barack Obama (D) 58 - 41%|
|2016||Hillary Clinton (D) 61 - 32%|
|District created March 4, 1863|
|Anthony L. Knapp||Democratic||March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1865
|38th||Redistricted from the 6th district.|
|Anthony Thornton||Democratic||March 4, 1865 -
March 3, 1867
|Albert G. Burr||Democratic||March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1871
|Edward Y. Rice||Democratic||March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
|William H. Ray||Republican||March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
|John C. Bagby||Democratic||March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
|Benjamin F. Marsh||Republican||March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1883
|Nicholas E. Worthington||Democratic||March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 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 3, 1903
|Redistricted to the 15th district.|
|George E. Foss||Republican||March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1913
|Redistricted from the 7th district.|
|Charles M. Thomson||Progressive||March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
|George E. Foss||Republican||March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1919
|Carl R. Chindblom||Republican||March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1933
|James Simpson, Jr.||Republican||March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
|Ralph E. Church||Republican||January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1941
|First elected in 1934.|
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
|George A. Paddock||Republican||January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1943
|Ralph E. Church||Republican||January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1949
|Elected again in 1942.|
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
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 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
|First elected in 2000.|
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for run for U.S. Senate, and then resigned when elected.
|Vacant||November 29, 2010 -
January 3, 2011
|Bob Dold||Republican||January 3, 2011 -
January 3, 2013
|112th||Elected in 2010.|
|Brad Schneider||Democratic||January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2015
|113th||Elected in 2012.|
|Bob Dold||Republican||January 3, 2015 -
January 3, 2017
|114th||Elected in 2014.|
|Brad Schneider||Democratic||January 3, 2017 -
|Elected in 2016.|
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|John Porter||1980 - 2001||June 1, 1935|
|Mark Kirk||2001 - 2010||September 15, 1959|
|June 23, 1969|