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Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL 1st District)

14th term Democrat from Illinois 1st District.


Residence: Chicago

Marital Status: Married (Paulette Holloway)

Prev. Occupation: Insurance Broker, Political Activist

Prev. Political Exp.: Chicago City Council, 1983-93, US House 1993-present

Military: USA, 1963-68

Education: BA Roosevelt Univ., 1973; MA Univ. of IL, 1994; MA McCormick Theological Seminary, 1998

Birthdate: 11/23/1946

Birthplace: Albany, GA

Religion: Protestant

Percentage in Last Election: 73%

Major Opponent: August Deuser


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Rep. Bobby Rush.

Website: rush.house.gov

Washington, D.C. Office:

2188 Rayburn House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-1301
Phone: (202) 225-4372
Fax: (202) 226-0333

Chicago Office: (more district offices)

11750 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60643
Phone: (773) 779-2400
Fax: (773) 779-2401


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Yardly Pollas
  • Scheduler: N. Lenette Myers
  • Legis. Dir.: Nishith Pandya
  • Veteran Affairs LA: Nishith Pandya
  • Military LA: Nishith Pandya
  • Foreign Policy LA: Nishith Pandya
  • Education LA: John Marshall
  • Agriculture LA: Nishith Pandya
  • Telecomm LA: Yardly Pollas
  • Elections LA: Yardly Pollas
  • Energy LA: John Marshall
  • Environment LA: John Marshall
  • Tax LA: Yardly Pollas
  • Comm. Dir.: Jeremy Edwards
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Lauren Citron
  • Health LA: Lauren Citron
  • Financial Services LA: Lauren Citron



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Rep. Bobby Rush voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Johnson of Connecticut Amendment, as Amended; Energy Policy Act of 2005 04/20/2005 Yea Voted For
F Amendment to Budget for FY 2006 03/17/2005 Yea Voted For
P Providing for consideration of H.R. 3394; Cyber Security Research and Development Act 02/07/2002 Yea Voted For
P Clean Lakes Program 04/12/2000 Yea Not Scored
F Organ Procurement and Transplantation 04/04/2000 Yea Voted For

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Rep. Bobby Rush's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Rep. Bobby Rush a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
H.R.1182 - Bill to Amend the Truth in Lending Act Yes Send Message to Rep. Bobby Rush


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