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Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

  • District: 8th District, Northwest Chicago suburbs -- Elgin, Schaumburg
  • Residence: Hoffman Estates
  • Born: March 12, 1968; Bangkok, Thailand
  • Religion: Unspecified
  • Family: Husband, Bryan Bowlsbey
  • Education: U. of Hawaii, B.A. 1989 (political science); George Washington U., M.A. 1992 (international affairs); Northern Illinois U., attended 1992-2001; Capella U., attending 2009-present
  • Military Service: Army Reserve 1991-96; Ill. National Guard 1996-present
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2006; Veterans Affairs Department assistant secretary, 2009-11; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Rep. Joe Walsh, R
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Oversight & Investigations; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements); Benghazi Attack

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State Information: 8th District, Northwest Chicago suburbs -- Elgin, Schaumburg

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (IL-08 representative) Tammy Duckworth (D) 123,206 54.7%
Joe Walsh (R) 101,860 45.3%
2006 general (IL-06 representative) Peter Roskam (R) 91,382 51.4%
Tammy Duckworth (D) 86,572 48.6%
write-in (Write-In) 3  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 57% Mitt Romney: 41%
2008 Barack Obama: 62% John McCain: 37%

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