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Record and controversies
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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. 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. 
Money in politics
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- Revolving door profile for Peter Roskam from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Peter Roskam from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Peter Roskam from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- 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
507 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-1166 (fax)
150 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 893-9735 (fax)
Articles and Resources
- Roskam for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
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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|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Illinois Senate, Illinois House of Representatives
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Date of Birth: September 13, 1961