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Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Ill.)

  • District: 12th District, Southwest -- East St. Louis, Belleville, Carbondale
  • Residence: Belleville
  • Born: September 22, 1949; Pensacola, Fla.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Annette Eckert; two children
  • Education: U. of Illinois, attended 1967-68; Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, B.A. 1974 (mass communications); Southern Illinois U., J.D. 1979
  • Military Service: Air Force 1969-73; Air Force Reserve 1973-75; Ill. National Guard 1982-2012
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Jason Plummer, R, to succeed Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces)

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State Information: 12th District, Southwest -- East St. Louis, Belleville, Carbondale

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Bill Enyart (D) 157,000 51.6%
Jason Plummer (R) 129,902 42.7%
Paula Bradshaw (GREEN) 17,045 5.6%
Shon-tiyon Horton (WRI) 2  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 50% Mitt Romney: 48%
2008 Barack Obama: 55% John McCain: 44%

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