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Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Illinois
  • Residence: Highland Park
  • Born: September 15, 1959; Champaign, Ill.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Divorced
  • Education: Cornell U., B.A. 1981 (history); London School of Economics, M.S. 1982; Georgetown U., J.D. 1992
  • Military Service: Navy Reserve 1989-2013
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2001-10; U.S. Senate, 2010-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing, Transportation & Community Development; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Ranking Member; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health & Aging); Special Aging
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State Information: Illinois

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general (U.S. senator) Mark Kirk (R) 1,778,698 48%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 1,719,478 46.4%
LeAlan Jones (GREEN) 117,914 3.2%
Mike Labno (LIBERT) 87,247 2.4%
write-ins (WRI) 1,136 0%
2010 special (U.S. senator) Mark Kirk (R) 1,677,729 47.3%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 1,641,486 46.3%
2008 general (IL-10 representative) Mark Kirk (R) 153,082 52.6%
Dan Seals (D) 138,176 47.4%
2006 general (IL-10 representative) Mark Kirk (R) 107,929 53.4%
Dan Seals (D) 94,278 46.6%
write-in (Write-In) 1  
2004 general (IL-10 representative) Mark Kirk (R) 177,493 64.1%
Lee Goodman (D) 99,218 35.9%
2002 general (IL-10 representative) Mark Kirk (R) 128,611 68.8%
Henry Perritt (D) 58,300 31.2%
2000 general (IL-10 representative) Mark Kirk (R) 121,582 51.2%
Lauren Gash (D) 115,924 48.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.92% John McCain: 36.78%
2012 : 57.6% : 40.73%
2004 John Kerry: 55% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 55% George W. Bush: 43%
1996 Bill Clinton: 54% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 49% George H. W. Bush: 34%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 49% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 43% :

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