The 19th congressional district of Illinois was a congressional district in Illinois. It was eliminated as a result of the 2010 US Census, as population growth in Illinois was slower compared to other states. The district became obsolete for 2013's 113th Congress. It was last represented by Republican John Shimkus, who was redistricted to the 15th district.
In its last incarnation, the district encompassed a large stretch of rural Southern Illinois, part of Springfield and a portion of the "Metro-East" area (the Illinois side of the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region).
List of members representing the district
Recent election results in statewide races
The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of "R+9."
|2000||President||Bush 55 – 41%|
|2004||President||Bush 61 – 39%|
|2008||President||McCain 54 – 44%|
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- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present