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Bobby Lee Rush is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district, serving in Congress for more than two decades; he was first elected in 1992 and took office in 1993. He has since won consecutive re-election. The district was located principally on the South Side of Chicago, with a population from 2003 to early 2013 that was 65% African-American, a higher proportion than any other congressional district in the nation. In 2011 the Illinois General Assembly redistricted this area following the 2010 census. While still minority-majority, since early 2013 it is 51.3% African American, 9.8% Latino and 2% Asian. It re-elected Rush in 2014.

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Preceded by Charles Hayes
Personal details
Born Bobby Lee Rush
(1946-11-23) November 23, 1946 (age 70)
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carolyn Rush
Children Six
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater Roosevelt University
University of Illinois
McCormick Seminary
Occupation Civil Rights leader
Religion Baptist
Website rush.house.gov
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1963–1968

Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district, serving in Congress for more than two decades; he was first elected in 1992 and took office in 1993. He has since won consecutive re-election. The district was located principally on the South Side of Chicago, with a population from 2003 to early 2013 that was 65% African-American, a higher proportion than any other congressional district in the nation. In 2011 the Illinois General Assembly redistricted this area following the 2010 census. While still minority-majority, since early 2013 it is 51.3% African American, 9.8% Latino and 2% Asian. It re-elected Rush in 2014.

A member of the Democratic Party, Rush is distinguished as the only politician to have defeated Barack Obama in an election, which he did in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st congressional district. A civil rights activist during the 1960s, Rush became radicalized for a period and founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers.

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