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Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)

  • District: 2nd District, Chicago -- far South Side; Chicago Heights
  • Residence: Chicago
  • Born: March 11, 1965; Greenville, S.C.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Sandi Jackson; two children
  • Education: North Carolina A&T State U., B.S. 1987 (business management); Chicago Theological Seminary, M.A. 1990 (theology); U. of Illinois, J.D. 1993
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1995-2013, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1995 (8th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations)
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State Information: 2nd District, Chicago -- far South Side; Chicago Heights

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Jesse Jackson (D) 150,666 80.5%
Isaac Hayes (R) 25,883 13.8%
Anthony Williams (GREEN) 10,564 5.6%
2008 general Jesse Jackson (D) 251,052 89.4%
Anthony Williams (R) 29,721 10.6%
2006 general Jesse Jackson (D) 146,347 84.8%
Robert Belin (R) 20,395 11.8%
Anthony Williams (LIBERT) 5,748 3.3%
2004 general Jesse Jackson (D) 207,535 88.5%
Stephanie Sailor (LIBERT) 26,990 11.5%
2002 general Jesse Jackson (D) 151,443 82.3%
Doug Nelson (R) 32,567 17.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 90% John McCain: 10%
2004 John Kerry: 84% George W. Bush: 16%
2000 Al Gore: 81% George W. Bush: 17%

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