|Illinois's 10th congressional district|
Illinois's 10th congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Area||300 sq mi (780 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)||705,564|
The 10th congressional district of Illinois lies in the northeast corner of the state, and mostly comprises northern suburbs of Chicago. It was created after the 1860 census. The district is currently represented by Democrat Brad Schneider.
The district covers parts of Cook and Lake counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Glencoe, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Wheeling and Zion are included. The boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.
The Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago, hosting the United States Navy's only boot camp, trains 38,000 recruits each year. 5.2% of the district's inhabitants have performed military service.
The area of the district was originally represented by one of Abraham Lincoln's closest allies, Elihu B. Washburne (R-Waukegan). The district was created in 1982 redistricting out of districts represented by John Porter (R-Wilmette) and Robert McClory (R-Lake Bluff). On the retirement of McClory, the district was represented by Porter after winning the elections of 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. Following Porter's retirement, 11 Republicans and two Democrats ran to succeed him. Eventually 9 Republicans and one Democrat stood for election in the primary of March 2000. John Porter's former Chief of Staff, Mark Kirk, won the Republican primary over number two rival Shaun Donnely. Kirk then defeated State Representative Lauren Beth Gash (D-Highland Park) by 2% in the 2000 general election. Kirk remained in Congress until he decided to run for the United States Senate in the 2010 election. He was succeeded by Republican Robert Dold.
Republican candidate for Governor, Judy Baar Topinka, and GOP candidate for Cook County Board President Tony Peraica both handily won the district in 2006, although both lost in the state- and countywide (respectively) count.
Dan Seals, who had previously run against Mark Kirk in 2006, defeated Clinton Advisor Jay Footlik for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Dave Kalbfleisch received the Green Party nomination, but was removed from the ballot by the Illinois State Board of Elections. Independent candidate Allan Stevo was also nominated. Mark Kirk defeated Dan Seals in their rematch from 2006 by 54% to 46%, thus winning a fifth term in the House.
The Republican Party nominee, Robert Dold, won against the Democratic Party nominee, Dan Seals.
Candidates for the Democratic nomination were: Ilya Sheyman, a community organizer from Waukegan, Brad Schneider, a business consultant, John Tree, a business executive and Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, and Vivek Bavda, an intellectual property attorney.
Brad Schneider, the incumbent, was selected to be the Democratic nominee, and Robert Dold was once again selected to be the Republican nominee. Dold won the election with just over 50% of the vote.
Brad Schneider defeated Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering for the Democratic nomination on March 15. Democrat Brad Schneider defeated Republican Robert Dold by nearly 5% (14,000 votes), the largest victory margin in Illinois's 10th Congressional district since redistricting.
Brad Schneider, the incumbent, defeated his republican challenger Douglas R. Bennett with 65.6% of the vote. There were three Republican candidates who ran in the primary: Bennett of Deerfield, who is a computer consultant and vice chairman of the West Deerfield Township Republican Organization, Libertyville physician and business owner Sapan Shah, and Jeremy Wynes of Highland Park.
On March 20, Douglas Bennett narrowly beat Wynes and Shah in the primary.
2018 Republican Primary results
Incumbent representative Brad Schneider faced two Democratic primary challengers in 2020. Progressive activist Andrew Wang was the first to announce a challenge to Schneider, followed shortly by fellow progressive Adam Broad. After Wang dropped out and threw his support to Broad, Broad fell short of qualifying for the ballot and mounted a write-in campaign. Broad ultimately received less than 1% of the primary vote.
Schneider will face Republican challenger Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee in the 2020 election.
Recent election results
|2000||Al Gore (D) 51 - 47%|
|2004||John Kerry (D) 52 - 47%|
|2008||Barack Obama (D) 63 - 36%|
|2012||Barack Obama (D) 58 - 41%|
|2016||Hillary Clinton (D) 61 - 32%|
List of members representing the district
Historical district boundaries
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