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Halvorson lost her re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.)

  • District: 11th District, South Chicago exurbs -- Joliet; part of Bloomington-Normal
  • Residence: Crete
  • Born: March 1, 1958; Chicago Heights, Ill.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Husband, Jim Bush; two children, two stepchildren
  • Education: Prairie State College, A.G.S. 1998; Governors State U., B.A. 2001 (Board of Governors); Governors State U., M.A. 2003 (communications and training)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Crete Township clerk, 1993-96; Ill. Senate, 1997-2009 (majority leader, 2005-09); U.S. House, 2009-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Marty Ozinga, R, to succeed Jerry Weller, R who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Finance & Tax); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Health)
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State Information: 11th District, South Chicago exurbs -- Joliet; part of Bloomington-Normal

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Adam Kinzinger (R) 129,108 57.3%
Debbie Halvorson (D) 96,019 42.6%
2008 general Debbie Halvorson (D) 185,652 58.4%
Marty Ozinga (R) 109,608 34.5%
Jason Wallace (GREEN) 22,635 7.1%
2006 general Jerry Weller (R) 109,009 55.1%
John Pavich (D) 88,846 44.9%
2004 general Jerry Weller (R) 173,057 58.7%
Tari Renner (D) 121,903 41.3%
2002 general Jerry Weller (R) 124,192 64.3%
Keith Van Duyne (D) 68,893 35.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 45%
2004 John Kerry: 46% George W. Bush: 53%
2000 Al Gore: 48% George W. Bush: 50%

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