Bobby Lee Rush is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district, serving since 1993. The district is located principally on the South Side of Chicago.
He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Rush is running against Republican Don Peloquin and John Hawkins, to retain his seat in Congress.
On The Issues
Economy and Jobs: Some economists have predicted that the economy will rebound but that it won't produce new jobs as it does. This kind of so-called "jobless recovery" is unacceptable. I will continue to make job creation and growth my priority. Read more...
Energy: The battle to protect our local air and water is on-going. I am strongly committed to maintaining The Clean Air Act, to promoting the Restoration of the Great Lakes, to passing the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance, to regulating Greenhouse Gases, to safeguarding our water supply from contamination, and the protection of our planet from the ravages of manmade climate change. Read more..
Public Safety: While the Justice Department reports a significant decline in violent crime nation-wide as well as in Chicago, the raw numbers are still too high. To every victim of crime the offense is personal. Statistics can never speak to the impact on hearts and souls or on a person's sense of security. It is essential that we do everything we can to prevent crime and promote public safety. Read more...