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Rep. Jerry F. Costello (D-Ill.)

  • District: 12th District, Southwest -- Belleville, East St. Louis, Carbondale
  • Residence: Belleville
  • Born: September 25, 1949; East St. Louis, Ill.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Georgia Cockrum Costello; three children
  • Education: Belleville Area College, A.A. 1971; Maryville College of the Sacred Heart, B.A. 1973
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: St. Clair County Board chairman, 1980-88; U.S. House, 1988-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (12th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Space & Aeronautics - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation - Ranking Member; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 12th District, Southwest -- Belleville, East St. Louis, Carbondale

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Jerry Costello (D) 121,272 59.8%
Teri Newman (R) 74,046 36.5%
Rodger Jennings (GREEN) 7,387 3.6%
2008 general Jerry Costello (D) 213,270 71.4%
Timmy Richardson (R) 74,634 25%
Rodger Jennings (GREEN) 10,931 3.7%
2006 general Jerry Costello (D) 157,802 100%
2004 general Jerry Costello (D) 198,962 69.5%
Erin Zweigart (R) 82,677 28.9%
Walter Steel (LIBERT) 4,794 1.7%
2002 general Jerry Costello (D) 131,580 69.2%
David Sadler (R) 58,440 30.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 43%
2004 John Kerry: 52% George W. Bush: 48%
2000 Al Gore: 53% George W. Bush: 43%

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