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Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.)

  • District: 1st District, Chicago -- South Side; southwestern Cook County and part of Will County
  • Residence: Chicago
  • Born: November 23, 1946; Albany, Ga.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Carolyn Rush; six children (one deceased)
  • Education: Roosevelt U., B.A. 1973 (political science); U. of Illinois, Chicago, attended 1975-77 (political science); U. of Illinois, Chicago, M.A. 1994 (political science); McCormick Theological Seminary, M.A. 1998 (theological studies)
  • Military Service: Army 1963-68
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Chicago City Council, 1975; sought Democratic nomination for Ill. House, 1978; Chicago City Council, 1983-93; candidate for mayor of Chicago, 1999; U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 1st District, Chicago -- South Side; southwestern Cook County and part of Will County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Bobby Rush (D) 236,854 73.8%
Donald Peloquin (R) 83,989 26.2%
2010 general Bobby Rush (D) 148,170 80.4%
Raymond Wardingley (R) 29,253 15.9%
Jeff Adams (D) 6,963 3.8%
2008 general Bobby Rush (D) 233,036 85.9%
Antoine Members (R) 38,361 14.1%
2006 general Bobby Rush (D) 146,623 84.1%
Jason Tabor (R) 27,804 15.9%
2004 general Bobby Rush (D) 212,109 84.9%
Raymond Wardingley (R) 37,840 15.1%
2002 general Bobby Rush (D) 149,068 81.2%
Raymond Wardingley (R) 29,776 16.2%
Dorothy Tsatsos (LIBERT) 4,812 2.6%
2000 general Bobby Rush (D) 172,271 87.8%
Raymond Wardingley (R) 23,915 12.2%
1998 general Bobby L. Rush (D) 151,890 87.1%
Marlene White Ahimaz (R) 18,429 10.6%
Marjorie Kohls (LIBERT) 4,046 2.3%
1996 general Bobby L. Rush (D) 174,005 85.7%
Noel Naughton (R) 25,659 12.6%
Tim M. Griffin (LIBERT) 3,449 1.7%
1994 general Bobby L. Rush (D) 112,474 75.7%
William J. Kelly (R) 36,038 24.3%
1992 general Bobby L. Rush (D) 209,258 82.8%
Jay Walker (R) 43,453 17.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 79% Mitt Romney: 20%
2008 Barack Obama: 81% John McCain: 19%

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