Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Republican Peter Roskam appears to have won the race for the 6th Congressional District, defeating challenger Leslie Coolidge. This is according to unofficial results.
Update 10:21 p.m. Incumbent Republican Peter Roskam ran against Democrat Leslie Coolidge for the 6th Congressional District seat. Unofficial results show that Roskam received 185,093, to Coolidge's 125,961. This is with 98% of precincts reporting. The 6th Congressional District crosses five counties. Coolidge watched the results come in at Emmetts in Palatine. Results information from Chicagotribune.com. GO BACK TO THE ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS Candidates Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates.
Monday, November 5, 2012
We want to make sure you've got everything you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. Check back here for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race with links to candidate profiles and all Patch political coverage.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Rep. Peter Roskam is unable to attend Patch, League of Women Voters candidate forum due to a prior commitment.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) on Friday notified the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Palatine Area he will not be able to attend an Oct. 11 candidate forum in Palatine because of a previous commitment. Last month, Patch partnered with the LWV to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation was the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Roskam was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 invitations. Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patch has partnered with the Palatine-area League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District race on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palatine.
Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation. The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Coolidge wins with 55 percent of the vote, beating out Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates.
Barrington Hills resident Leslie Coolidge has won the Democratic nomination to compete against Republican incumbent Peter Roskam for the 6th Congressional district seat. Beating out her two opponents, Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates, Coolidge thanked her volunteers and supporters Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at Cooper's Hawk in South Barrington. “We’re here because of the work of everyone in the room,” Coolidge said. Coolidge, who is a retired CPA, talked about taking her fundraising and grassroots campaigning to the next level when she faces Roskam in the November election. Roskam has held the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat since 2007 and has raised $1.8 million so far. “We’re going to go at it from a grassroots perspective and the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Palatine Area League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for the three Democratic primary opponents vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Peter Roskam.
Three Democratic candidates seeking to replace incumbent 6th District Congressman Republican Peter Roskam attended a forum at the Palatine Village Hall Saturday. Barrington resident Maureen Yates, Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills and Geoffrey Petzel of Lake Zurich are running in the March 20 primary. The winner will take on Roskam, who has held the 6th District seat since 2007, in the November general election. The 6th Congressional District includes most of Algonquin. Questions posed to the candidates ranged from what their stance is on the budget and tax reform, military policy and spending, and where their beliefs lie regarding universal health care. The first topic related to the single-payer health insurance system, where delivery …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The four Democratic candidates vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Peter Roskam will debate Saturday in Palatine.
The Palatine Area League of Women Voters will host a public forum Saturday, Feb. 11, featuring the four Democratic candidates in the 6th Congressional District. The forum is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood St. Candidates Leslie Coolidge, Tim Ritter, Geofrey Petzel and Maureen Yates are expected to participate. The 6th Congressional District includes most of Algonquin.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Topics Geoffrey Petzel will discuss include jobs and healthcare.
Geoffrey Petzel, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District is hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The town hall is set to take place at the West Dundee Public Safety Center #2 on the corner of Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road. While the format is an open question format, key topics include jobs, the economy and health care. Geoffrey Petzel, a resident of Lake Zurich, announced his candidacy late in 2011, citing the inability of Washington to put politics aside and deal with the important issues facing every American. Petzel is focused on dealing with what he believes are the two most important issues facing Americans today- the economy and health care. As a small business owner Petzel said he was faced…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
CPA wants to help government work more efficiently.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Leslie Coolidge, candidate for Congress in the new 6th District, was the first to file her petitions at the State Board of Elections in Springfield on Friday. Dec. 23rd was the first day for Congressional candidates to file their candidacy papers, as ordered by a panel of judges who ultimately approved the newly-redistricted Congressional map. Coolidge, a Democrat from Barrington Hills, was in line at 6:30 a.m. with 1,700 signatures in hand. “I’m running because I want to hold Congress accountable,” said Coolidge who is a CPA and a former partner with the accounting firm KPMG. “I first began thinking about running for Congress during the debt ceiling debacle when Congressmen like Peter Roskam, who currently represents this district, …