Peter Roskam

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Peter Roskam currently serves the 6th Congressional District of Illinois

Peter Roskam is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Sixth Congressional District of Illinois since 2007. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Biography

Roskam was born in 1961 in Hinsdale, Illinois and was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, graduating from Glenbard West High School. Roskam received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

In 1984, Roskam taught history and government at All Saints High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1985, Roskam served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), and in 1986 as a legislative assistant to Rep. Hyde.[1] In the late 1980s, Roskam served as the Executive Director of Educational Assistance Ltd., a scholarship program for disadvantaged children. In 1992, Roskam was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, serving from 1993 to 1999. In 2000, he was appointed to the Illinois State Senate where he currently serves.

Roskam resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Elizabeth and their four children. [1]

2006 election

Roskam defeated Democrat Rep. Tammy Duckworth 51% to 49% to replace retiring Rep. Henry Hyde in the 2006 congressional election.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Peter Roskam
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

More Background Data

Contact

Washington Office:
507 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4561
(202) 225-1166 (fax)
Website

District Office:
150 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 893-9670
(630) 893-9735 (fax)

Articles and Resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Illinois Senate, Illinois House of Representatives
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District Offices:
1. 150 S. Bloomingdale Road Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630-893-9670 / Fax: 630-893-9735





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Website: http://www.roskamforcongress.com/
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Date of Birth: September 13, 1961