Illinois's 9th congressional district

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Illinois's 9th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
Illinois's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jan Schakowsky
DEvanston
Area105 sq mi (270 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.)715,584
Median income$70,552[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+18[2][3]

The 9th Congressional District of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka and Arlington Heights are included.[4] It is anchored in Chicago's North Side along Lake Michigan, and covers many of Chicago's northern suburbs. Democrat Jan Schakowsky has represented the district since January 1999.

The district is one of the most reliably Democratic districts in Chicago, and in all of Illinois. It has been in Democratic hands without interruption since 1949, and for all but six years since 1935. Only three people have held the district since 1949--Sidney Yates, Edward Finnegan, and Schakowsky. Yates gave up the seat in 1962 to run for United States Senate. When he lost, Chicago machine officials persuaded Finnegan, who had succeeded Yates after his former district was merged with the 9th, to hand the seat back to Yates. Schakowsky won the seat in 1998 after Yates retired.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

2014[edit]

Illinois's 9th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent) 141,000 66.06
Republican Susanne Atanus 72,384 33.91
Independent Phil Collins 66 0.03
Total votes 213,450 100
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent) defeated John Elleson in the November 2018 election, winning by a margin of nearly 70 percent.

Voting[edit]

The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +20.

Election results from recent presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 70 - 25%[3]
2012 President Obama 65 - 33%[3]
2008 President Obama 69 - 30%[3]
2004 President Kerry 68 - 31%
2000 President Gore 66 - 30%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
No image.svg Willis Allen Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd Redistricted from the 2nd district
SamuelSMarshall.jpg Samuel S. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859 34th
35th
John Alexander Logan crop.jpg John A. Logan Democratic March 4, 1859 – April 2, 1862 36th
37th
Resigned to accept commission as a brigadier general in the Union(American Civil War)
Vacant
April 2, 1862 – June 2, 1862
WilliamJAllen.jpg William J. Allen Democratic June 2, 1862 – March 3, 1863 37th Redistricted to the 13th district
Hon. Lewis W. Ross, Ill - NARA - 525465.jpg Lewis W. Ross Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 38th
39th
40th
ThompsonWMcNeely.jpg Thompson W. McNeely Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 41st
42nd
No image.svg Granville Barrere Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd
RichardHWhiting.jpg Richard H. Whiting Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th
No image.svg Thomas A. Boyd Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881 45th
46th
No image.svg John H. Lewis Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th
No image.svg Lewis E. Payson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891 48th
49th
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg Herman W. Snow Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd
HamiltonKWheeler.jpg Hamilton K. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd
Robert R. Hitt.jpg Robert R. Hitt Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted from the 6th district, Redistricted to the 13th district
Henry Sherman Boutell.jpg Henry S. Boutell Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 58th
59th
60th
61st
Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg Lynden Evans Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 62nd
FrederickABritten.jpg Frederick A. Britten Republican March 4, 1913 – January 3, 1935 63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
James McAndrews (Illinois Congressman).jpg James McAndrews Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941 74th
75th
76th
CharlesSDewey.jpg Charles S. Dewey Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945 77th
78th
No image.svg Alexander J. Resa Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 79th
No image.svg Robert Twyman Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 80th
Sidney R. Yates.jpg Sidney R. Yates Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963 81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Edward Rowan Finnegan.jpg Edward R. Finnegan Democratic January 3, 1963 – December 6, 1964 88th Redistricted from the 12th district, resigned after being appointed Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL
Vacant
December 6, 1964 – January 3, 1965
SidneyRYates.jpg Sidney R. Yates Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1999 89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Schakowsky-Portrait-2013.jpg Jan Schakowsky Democratic January 3, 1999 – Present 106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=09
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 574–575. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ 2011 Congressional District 9, Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Illinois General Election 2014". Illinois State Board of Elections. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-18.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°03′10″N 87°48′37″W / 42.05278°N 87.81028°W / 42.05278; -87.81028