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Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

  • District: 2nd District, Chicago -- far South Side; Chicago Heights; south Chicago exurbs
  • Residence: Matteson
  • Born: April 30, 1956; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Non-denominational Christian
  • Family: Husband, Nathaniel Horn; two children
  • Education: Bradley U., B.A. 1978 (psychology); Bradley U., M.A. 1982 (counseling); Northern Illinois U., Ph.D. 2004 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Cook County chief administrative officer, 2011-12; Democratic nominee for Ill. treasurer, 2010; Ill. House, 2003-07; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2013 (1st term); Defeated Paul McKinley, R, in a special election to succeed Jesse L. Jackson Jr., who resigned.
  • Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; National Security); Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology)

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State Information: 2nd District, Chicago -- far South Side; Chicago Heights; south Chicago exurbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2013 special Robin Kelly (D) 58,834 70.7%
Paul McKinley (R) 18,387 22.1%
Elizabeth Pahlke (I) 2,525 3%
LeAlan Jones (GREEN) 1,531 1.8%
Marcus Lewis (I) 1,359 1.6%
Curtiss Bey (I) 548 0.7%
Steve Piekarczyk (WRI) 9 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 81% Mitt Romney: 19%
2008 Barack Obama: 81% John McCain: 18%

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