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Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.)

District: 11th District
Political Highlights: Crete Township clerk, 1993-96; Ill. Senate, 1997-2009; U.S. House, 2009-11
Born: March 1, 1958; Chicago Heights, Ill.
Residence: Crete
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Husband, Jim Bush; two children, two stepchildren
Education: Prairie State College, A.G.S. 1998; Governors State U., B.A. 2001; Governors State U., M.A. 2003
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Finance & Tax); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Health)

Defeated by Adam Kinzinger, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalAdam Kinzinger (R) 129,10857.3
Debbie Halvorson (D) 96,01942.7
2008generalDebbie Halvorson (D) 185,65258.4
Marty Ozinga (R) 109,60834.5
Jason Wallace (GREEN) 22,6357.1
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Debbie Halvorson 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.