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Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)

District: 15th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Madison County Board, 1988; Collinsville Township Board of Trustees, 1989-93; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; Madison County treasurer, 1990-97; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: Feb. 21, 1958; East St. Louis, Ill.
Residence: Collinsville
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Karen Muth Shimkus; three children
Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S. 1980; Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, M.B.A. 1997
Military Service: Army, 1980-86; Army Reserve, 1986-2008
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Chairman; Health)

Election History
2014generalJohn Shimkus (R) 166,27474.9
Eric Thorsland (D) 55,65225.1
2012generalJohn Shimkus (R) 205,77568.6
Angela Michael (D) 94,16231.4
2010generalJohn Shimkus (R) 166,16671.2
Tim Bagwell (D) 67,13228.8
2008generalJohn Shimkus (R) 203,43464.5
Daniel Davis (D) 105,33833.4
Troy Dennis (GREEN) 6,8172.2
2006generalJohn Shimkus (R) 143,49160.7
Danny Stover (D) 92,86139.3
2004generalJohn Shimkus (R) 213,45169.4
Tim Bagwell (D) 94,30330.6
2002generalJohn Shimkus (R) 133,95654.8
David Phelps (D) 110,51745.2
2000generalJohn Shimkus (R) 161,39363.1
Jeffrey Cooper (D) 94,38236.9
1998generalJohn Shimkus (R) 121,10361.3
Rick Verticchio (D) 76,47538.7
1996generalJohn Shimkus (R) 120,92650.3
Jay Hoffman (D) 119,68849.7
William Down () 40.0
1992generalRichard Durbin (D) 154,86956.5
John Shimkus (R) 119,21943.5
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Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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