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Rep. Jerry F. Costello (D-Ill.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: St. Clair County Board chairman, 1980-88
Born: Sept. 25, 1949; East St. Louis, Ill.
Residence: Belleville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Georgia Cockrum Costello; three children
Education: Belleville Area College, A.A. 1971; Maryville College of the Sacred Heart, B.A. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (12th full term)
Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Space - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation - Ranking Member; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2010generalJerry Costello (D) 121,27259.8
Teri Newman (R) 74,04636.5
Rodger Jennings (GREEN) 7,3873.6
2008generalJerry Costello (D) 213,27071.4
Timmy Richardson (R) 74,63425.0
Rodger Jennings (GREEN) 10,9313.7
2006generalJerry Costello (D) 157,802100.0
2004generalJerry Costello (D) 198,96269.5
Erin Zweigart (R) 82,67728.9
Walter Steel (LIBERT) 4,7941.7
2002generalJerry Costello (D) 131,58069.3
David Sadler (R) 58,44030.8
2000generalJerry Costello (D) 183,208100.0
1998generalJerry Costello (D) 99,60560.4
Bill Price (R) 65,40939.6
1996generalJerry Costello (D) 150,00571.6
Shapley Hunter (R) 55,69026.6
Geoffrey Nathan (LIBERT) 3,8241.8
1994generalJerry Costello (D) 101,39165.9
Jan Morris (R) 52,41934.1
1992generalJerry Costello (D) 168,76271.2
Mike Starr (R) 68,11528.8
1990generalJerry Costello (D) 95,20866.0
Robert Gaffner (R) 48,94934.0
1988generalJerry Costello (D) 105,83653.0
Robert Gaffner (R) 95,38547.0
1988specialJerry Costello (D) 33,14451.0
Robert Gaffner (R) 31,25749.0
Roll Call Vitals


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Jerry F. Costello has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.