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, 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 …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Congressional candidate Leslie Coolidge writes Congressman Peter Roskam, suggesting a series of town hall-style debates.
Congressional candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-6th District) invited incumbent Representative Peter Roskam (R-6th District) to meet her in a series of town hall-style debates. She said in a statement, “Voters deserve to hear our distinctly different views on how to solve the problems that affect our community and our nation." She said topics should include the candidates' approaches to improving the jobs outlook and the economy, tax reform, preserving Social Security and Medicare, energy policy, health care, foreign policy and the environment. Coolidge suggested a series of four debates over the next two months in various parts of the 6th District during times that Congress will not be in session before the November election. Those recesses …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
P. Denise Israel of Barrington Hills wrote to Patch regarding 6th District Congressional candidate Leslie Coolidge.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Leslie Coolidge is my choice to represent the 6th District in Congress! She will focus on helping the middle class find jobs that will be created by bringing manufacturing back to the US. Being endorsed very recently by Green Peace, she is committed to protecting our environment and creating green jobs which will boost our economy. Leslie understands HUGE budgets, being now a retired CPA partner of the worldwide accounting firm of KPMG LLP. She led the firm's internal training program and gets that reaching across the aisle to help other members of Congress understand importance of having funding in place before a Bill is passed is crutial to the process of having a balanced budget and a strong national credit rating. Tax policy, the …
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 all Barrington area towns. 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 …