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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|
|(more info & editing for IL-06)|
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
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Exelon Corp||$ 36,700|
|Intuit Inc||$ 19,300|
|Oil-Dri Corp of America||$ 18,200|
|Koch Industries||$ 17,800|
|Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers||$ 14,000|
|Verizon Communications||$ 14,000|
|Morgan Stanley||$ 13,951|
|Northwestern Mutual||$ 13,750|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$ 13,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Peter Roskam
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- 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 Ways and Means
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
- 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
|On the Web|
Articles and Resources
- Roskam for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Philosophe Forum
- bridget in the sixth
- Progress Illinois
- Prairie State Blue - Statewide Illinois Progressive Politics Blog
- Illinois Review
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Peter||Middle name: J.||Last name: Roskam|
|Party: R||State: IL||District:
06 District short: 6
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-4561||Fax: 202-225-1166||Website: http://roskam.house.gov||Webform email: http://www.house.gov/writerep|
|DC office: 227 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: R000580||Votesmart ID: 6382||FEC ID: H6IL06117||Govtrack ID: 412202|
|CRP ID: N00004719||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: PeterRoskam|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Peter_Roskam||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/RoskamIL06||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|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
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: September 13, 1961
November 7, 2006