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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Ill.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15
Born: Sept. 22, 1949; Pensacola, Fla.
Residence: Belleville
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Annette Eckert; two children
Education: U. of Illinois, attended 1967-68; Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, B.A. 1974; Southern Illinois U., J.D. 1979
Military Service: Air Force, 1969-73; Air Force Reserve, 1973-75; Ill. National Guard, 1982-2012
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces)

Defeated by Mike Bost, R

Election History
2014generalMike Bost (R) 110,03852.5
Bill Enyart (D) 87,86041.9
Paula Bradshaw (GREEN) 11,8405.6
2012generalBill Enyart (D) 157,00051.7
Jason Plummer (R) 129,90242.7
Paula Bradshaw (GREEN) 17,0455.6
Shon-tiyon Horton (WRI) 20.0
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 (@repBost)

Rep. Bill Enyart 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.