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Kurt Eckhardt (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/3/1960 (Chicago, IL)
Race: White
Religion: Episcopalian
Residence: Chicago, IL
Education: Attended in History from Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
Occupation: GOP Activitst, GOP Committeeman, Chicago's 48th Ward
Office Type: U.S. House -- Illinois District 9 

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Kurt Eckhardt was born in Chicago in 1960.He attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., in 1978-1980, as a history major but did not graduate. Since December 1982, he has been self-employed as a trader of index futures. He is currently engaged to be married.

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The only elective office Kurt Ekhardt has held is GOP Committeeman for the 48th Ward in Chicago.

He was elected to the post in 2000 and re-elected in March 2004.

In 2003, he ran unsuccessfully in a nonpartisan contest for alderman of the 48th ward, losing by a 3-1 margin to the incumbent, Mary Ann Smith.

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