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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.)

District: 11th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-11; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Oct. 7, 1955; Madison, Wis.
Residence: Naperville
Religion: Unspecified
Family: Wife, Aesook Byon; two children
Education: U. of Wisconsin, B.A. 1976; Harvard U., Ph.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Monetary Policy & Trade); Science, Space & Technology (Environment)

Election History
2014generalBill Foster (D) 93,43653.5
Darlene Senger (R) 81,33546.5
2012generalBill Foster (D) 148,92858.6
Judy Biggert (R) 105,34841.4
Chris Michel (WRI) 190.0
2010generalRandy Hultgren (R) 112,36951.3
Bill Foster (D) 98,64545.0
Daniel Kairis (GREEN) 7,9493.6
2008generalBill Foster (D) 185,40457.7
Jim Oberweis (R) 135,65342.3
2008specialBill Foster (D) 52,20552.5
Jim Oberweis (R) 47,18047.5
Roll Call Vitals


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


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Rep. Bill Foster has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.