Rep. Jerry Costello

Former Representative from Illinois’s 12th District, Democrat

Costello, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district from 1993 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district (1987-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Costello sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Costello is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Costello sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (31%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Emergency Management (15%)

Recent Bills

Some of Costello’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Aug 1988 to Jan 2013, Costello missed 542 of 15,446 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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