Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Illinois General Election

Candidates for U.S. Congress 12th District, Illinois

Jerry F. Costello - D
Timmy Jay Richardson, Jr. - R
Rodger W. Jennings - G
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Jerry F. Costello
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Local First Responders
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Military & Defense
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Improving Education
Classroom Size
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Domestic Violence
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors

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