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Peter Roskam (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Ways and Means|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for IL-06
|Confirmed:||Leslie Coolidge, Peter Roskam|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
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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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The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Peter Roskam. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.
Privately funded travel
The following is drawn from Peter Roskam's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.
The following is drawn from Peter Roskam's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.
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.