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Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill.

Member of the House (15th term)



District: Illinois - 1st District
Political Highlights: candidate for Chicago City Council, 1975; sought Democratic nomination for Ill. House, 1978; Chicago City Council, 1983-93; candidate for mayor of Chicago, 1999
Born: November 23, 1946; Albany, Ga.
Residence: Chicago
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Paulette Holloway; seven children (one deceased)
Education: Roosevelt U., B.A. 1973; U. of Illinois, Chicago, attended 1975-77; U. of Illinois, Chicago, M.A. 1994; McCormick Theological Seminary, M.A. 1998
Elected: 1992
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Commodity Exchanges, Energy & Credit; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture; Nutrition, Oversight); Energy & Commerce (Consumer Protection and Commerce; Energy - Chairman)
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District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 34th ranked House Democrat
Twitter: 43,505 followers

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