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Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Ill. House, 1993-99; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1998; Ill. Senate, 2000-2007; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: Sept. 13, 1961; Hinsdale, Ill.
Residence: Wheaton
Religion: Anglican
Family: Wife, Elizabeth Roskam; four children
Education: U. of Illinois, B.A. 1983; Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Oversight - Chairman); Benghazi Attack

Election History
2014generalPeter Roskam (R) 160,28767.1
Michael Mason (D) 78,46532.9
2012generalPeter Roskam (R) 193,13859.2
Leslie Coolidge (D) 132,99140.8
2010generalPeter Roskam (R) 114,45663.6
Benjamin Lowe (D) 65,37936.4
2008generalPeter Roskam (R) 147,90657.6
Jill Morgenthaler (D) 109,00742.4
2006generalPeter Roskam (R) 91,38251.4
Tammy Duckworth (D) 86,57248.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D) is 55th.


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


Twitter Followers (@PeterRoskam)

Rep. Peter Roskam 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.