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Illinois's 15th congressional district

Illinois's 15th congressional district
Illinois's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative John Shimkus (RCollinsville)
Area 14,696 mi²
Distribution 48.6% urban, 51.4% rural
Population (2011 est.) 715,066
Median income $45,122
Ethnicity 92.6% White, 4.6% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+14

[1][2]

The 15th Congressional District of Illinois is located in eastern/southeastern Illinois. Republican John Shimkus represents the district.

2011 redistricting

The congressional district covers parts of Bond, Champaign, Ford and Madison counties, and all of Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Moultrie, Pope, Richland, Saline, Shelby, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne and White counties. All or parts of Centralia, Charleston, Danville, Edwardsville, Effingham, Glen Carbon, Mattoon and Rantoul will be included.[3] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

2012 election

Republican John Shimkus, previously representing the 19th district,[4] was on the 2012 ballot for the 15th congressional district.[5] Angela Michael, a retired nurse, ran on the Democratic ticket.[6]

History of district boundaries

1873–2003

2003 – 2013

The district included the cities of Charleston, Urbana, Danville, and Champaign, and all or parts of Livingston, Iroquois, Ford, McLean, DeWitt, Champaign, Vermillion, Macon, Piatt, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Crawford, Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards, White, Saline, and Gallatin counties.

List of representatives

District created March 4, 1873

Representative Party Years Electoral history
John R. Eden Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
Albert P. Forsythe Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Samuel W. Moulton Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted to the 17th district
Joseph G. Cannon Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 14th district
Samuel T. Busey Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Lost re-election
Joseph G. Cannon Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted to the 12th district
Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
Redistricted from the 11th district
J. Ross Mickey Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
George W. Prince Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted from the 10th district
Stephen A. Hoxworth Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Edward J. King Republican March 4, 1915 –
February 17, 1929
Died
Vacant February 17, 1929 –
November 4, 1930
Burnett M. Chiperfield Republican November 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1933
J. Leroy Adair Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Lewis L. Boyer Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Robert B. Chiperfield Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted to the 19th district
Noah M. Mason Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the 12th district
Charlotte T. Reid Republican January 3, 1963 –
October 7, 1971
Resigned to become member of the Federal Communications Commission
Vacant October 7, 1971 –
April 4, 1972
Cliffard D. Carlson Republican April 4, 1972 –
January 3, 1973
Elected in 1972

Retired
Leslie C. Arends Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 17th district

Retired
Tim Lee Hall Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1974

Lost re-election
Tom Corcoran Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 14th district
Edward R. Madigan Republican January 3, 1983 –
March 8, 1991
Redistricted from the 21st district

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Vacant March 8, 1991 –
July 2, 1991
Thomas W. Ewing Republican July 2, 1991 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Timothy V. Johnson Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
First elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010

Retired
John Shimkus Republican January 3, 2013 –
Redistricted from the 19th district
Re-elected in 2012

Election results

1872–2010

Voting in presidential elections

Year District winner and result
2000 Bush 54 - 42%
2004 Bush 58 - 41%
2008 McCain 55 - 43%[2]
2012 Romney 64 - 34%[2]

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b c   Copyright National Journal.
  3. ^ Illinois Congressional District 15, Illinois Board of Elections
  4. ^ "Congressman Shimkus Files for Re-Election in 15th Congressional District". WBJD Radio. December 23, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2012 General Election Candidates". Champaign County Clerk. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Huchel, Brian L. (December 24, 2011). "Second candidate files in 15th Congressional District".  
  • 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

  • 2002 Census of Agriculture - 15th Congressional District Profile
  • District map
  • Congressional district profiles
  • page on the 15th District of IllinoisWashington Post
  • U.S. Census Bureau - 15th District Fact Sheet

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