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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%
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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