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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)

  • District: 17th District, Northwest -- Moline and Rock Island; parts of Peoria and Rockford
  • Residence: East Moline
  • Born: October 17, 1961; East Moline, Ill.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, Gerry Bustos; three children
  • Education: Illinois College, attended 1979-81; U. of Maryland, B.A. 1983 (government and politics); U. of Illinois, Springfield, M.A. 1985 (public affairs reporting)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: East Moline City Council, 2007-11; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Rep. Bobby Schilling, R
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit)

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State Information: 17th District, Northwest -- Moline and Rock Island; parts of Peoria and Rockford

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Cheri Bustos (D) 153,519 53.3%
Bobby Schilling (R) 134,623 46.7%
Eric Reyes (WRI) 10  
Joe Faber (WRI) 9  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 58% Mitt Romney: 41%
2008 Barack Obama: 60% John McCain: 38%




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