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Bean lost her re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)

  • District: 8th District, Northwest Cook County -- Schaumburg; part of Lake and McHenry counties
  • Residence: Barrington
  • Born: January 22, 1962; Chicago, Ill.
  • Religion: Serbian Orthodox
  • Family: Husband, Alan Bean; two children
  • Education: Oakton Community College, A.A. 1982 (business); Roosevelt U., B.A. 2002 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2002; U.S. House, 2005-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Finance & Tax; Regulations & Healthcare)
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State Information: 8th District, Northwest Cook County -- Schaumburg; part of Lake and McHenry counties

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Joe Walsh (R) 98,115 48.5%
Melissa Bean (D) 97,825 48.3%
Bill Scheurer (GREEN) 6,495 3.2%
2008 general Melissa Bean (D) 179,444 60.7%
Steve Greenberg (R) 116,081 39.3%
2006 general Melissa Bean (D) 93,355 50.9%
David McSweeney (R) 80,720 44%
Bill Scheurer (X) 9,312 5.1%
2004 general Melissa Bean (D) 139,792 51.7%
Philip Crane (R) 130,601 48.3%
2002 general Philip Crane (R) 95,275 57.4%
Melissa Bean (D) 70,626 42.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 43%
2004 John Kerry: 44% George W. Bush: 55%
2000 Al Gore: 42% George W. Bush: 55%

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