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Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)

  • District: 15th District, Danville; Wabash River Valley; Outer St. Louis Suburbs
  • Residence: Collinsville
  • Born: February 21, 1958; East St. Louis, Ill.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Karen Muth Shimkus; three children
  • Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S. 1980; Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, M.B.A. 1997
  • Military Service: Army 1980-86; Army Reserve 1986-2008
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Madison County Board, 1988; Collinsville Township Board of Trustees, 1989-93; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; Madison County treasurer, 1990-97; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Chairman; Health)
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State Information: 15th District, Danville; Wabash River Valley; Outer St. Louis Suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (IL-15 representative) John Shimkus (R) 205,775 68.6%
Angela Michael (D) 94,162 31.4%
2010 general (IL-19 representative) John Shimkus (R) 166,166 71.2%
Tim Bagwell (D) 67,132 28.8%
2008 general (IL-19 representative) John Shimkus (R) 203,434 64.5%
Daniel Davis (D) 105,338 33.4%
Troy Dennis (GREEN) 6,817 2.2%
2006 general (IL-19 representative) John Shimkus (R) 143,491 60.7%
Danny Stover (D) 92,861 39.3%
2004 general (IL-19 representative) John Shimkus (R) 213,451 69.4%
Tim Bagwell (D) 94,303 30.6%
2002 general (IL-19 representative) John Shimkus (R) 133,956 54.8%
David Phelps (D) 110,517 45.2%
2000 general (IL-20 representative) John Shimkus (R) 161,393 63.1%
Jeffrey Cooper (D) 94,382 36.9%
1998 general (IL-20 representative) John Shimkus (R) 121,103 61.3%
Rick Verticchio (D) 76,475 38.7%
1996 general (IL-20 representative) John Shimkus (R) 120,926 50.3%
Jay C. Hoffman (D) 119,688 49.7%
William R. Down (Write-In) 4  
1992 general (IL-20 representative) Richard J. Durbin (D) 154,869 56.5%
John M. Shimkus (R) 119,219 43.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 34% Mitt Romney: 64%
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 55%

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