Who is Cheri Bustos? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

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Cheri Bustos is a well-known celebrity from United States of America. So let’s check out Cheri Bustos’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Cheri Bustos was born in the Illinois in 1961.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Cheryl Lea “Cheri” Bustos
Nickname Cheri
Profession Politician

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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Age (2021) 60 Years
Date Of Birth 17 October 1961
Sunsign Scorpio
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality American

Cheryl Lea “Cheri” Bustos was born on 17 October 1961 in . Cheri age is 60 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is .
Currently, She is living in , and working as Politician.
By nationality, She is American, and currently, her food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
She also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. She loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Cheri’s height is Not Available tall and she looks tall when standing with her friends. Though she is a little tall as compared to her friends still she manages to maintain her weight.
His weight is around Not Available and she always exercises to maintain that. She loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Cheri, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. her body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Cheri Bustos Spouse, Husband, , Personal Life

Parent Not Available
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Brother Not Available
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Marital Status Married
Husband Gerry Bustos
Boyfriend Update Soon
Children 3

Cheri’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Cheri Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Cheri’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Cheri Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about her brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Cheri and will update you soon.
her Boyfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Cheri’s Boyfriend.
But we are sure that Cheri is Married and her Husband’s name is Gerry Bustos. Now, her relationship is perfect. We have no more information about her Husband.
Also, we have no information about her son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Cheryl Lea “Cheri” Bustos Net Worth

The Cheryl Lea “Cheri” Bustos Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Her father worked for The State Journal-Register, then served as assistant press secretary to Governor Samuel Shapiro, press secretary to Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon, and chief of staff to Senator Alan Dixon. As a girl she babysat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s children. Her mother worked as a teacher.


For the 2018 election, Bustos was challenged by Bill Fawell, a real estate broker who has attracted media attention for his conspiracy claims that the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks were an inside job perpetrated by the United States Government. Bustos was re-elected with 61.9% of the final vote tally over Fawell’s 38.1%.

In February 2018, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan announced that a group of three legislators, including Bustos, would serve on an independently funded panel that would “lead a statewide discussion about the role of women in the Democratic party and how to ‘change the culture of politics.'” In April, however, she withdrew from the panel, citing criticism by the House Ethics Committee and legal advisers.


In a long profile of Bustos on May 12, 2017, Politico noted that in 2016 she was the only Democrat to win a House seat by a more than 20-point margin in a district that Trump also won. “If Democrats are going to wrest control of the House from Republicans, argue many party strategists, it’s going to happen in large part by doing more of whatever it is Bustos is doing three hours west of Chicago in her nearly 7,000-square-mile district of small towns and soybean fields,” stated Politico. Calling her “one of the party’s rising stars,” Politico quoted her as saying, “I’m a little bit of a different kind of Democrat.”

In July 2017, Bustos and two House colleagues charged in a CNN op-ed that thanks to Republicans, “the economy isn’t working the way it should,” and promised that their own economic plan would create “millions of good-paying, full-time jobs” and “build an economy that puts Americans first.”

In June 2017, Bustos argued that her party’s “anti-Trump” message was not a winning electoral formula.

In December 2017, Bustos signed a letter asking for a House investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct made against Trump.


Bustos won re-election to the House in the 2016 general election, defeating the Republican challenger Patrick Harlan, an insurance agent, truck driver, and local Tea Party activist.

Bustos considered running for the U.S. Senate in the 2016 election, but announced in March 2015 that she would not run.

In September 2016, reports emerged that Bustos was a possible candidate for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election. However, in February 2017, Bustos declined to run in the election.

Responding in 2016 to People v. Turner, Bustos claimed that there is a need for more women in Congress in order to bring greater attention to the issue of sexual assault.

Bustos in 2016 sponsored legislation exempting minor league baseball players from minimum wage laws.

In a December 2016 interview, Bustos said she would “make every attempt to work with President Donald Trump where we can find common ground” but “if he takes us down a dark place, then we’re going to have a fight on our hands.” During an April 2017 interview, however, she “verbally thrashed President Trump.” In the same month she said that his first 100 days in office had been “a disaster” and that his health care plan would rip out “the beating heart of rural America.” Politico described her as “practically…taunting Trump.” She said that if she were president, “in my first 100 days, I’d want to have a lot of wins—and, you know, I wouldn’t want to have wins that I have to lie about.”


In August 2015, Bustos announced her support for President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. “While the agreement is not perfect, it is the right step for our national security and the security of the global community,” she said. “With this agreement, Iran’s stockpiles of enriched uranium will be reduced and the country will be opened up to strict transparency and monitoring, including robust on-the-ground nuclear inspectors.”

In October 2015, Bustos went to Cuba on a trip organized by the Illinois Cuba Working Group. In January 2016, she backed a bill to remove barriers to trade with Cuba. In March 2016, Bustos was part of the Congressional delegation that took part in Obama’s trip to Cuba and said that Cuba represented a “huge trade opportunity” for the US “when it comes to agriculture.”


Bustos was challenged by Schilling for re-election in 2014.

As they did in October 2012, Bustos and Schilling agreed to debate at the WQAD-TV News 8 studio on October 9, 2014, with Good Morning Quad Cities anchor Jim Mertens serving as moderator.


In the general election, Bustos was one of 39 candidates considered to be the most viable challengers against Republican incumbents to benefit from “Red to Blue” program offered by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Bustos was endorsed by the Quad-City Times for the general election. In November, she defeated incumbent Republican Bobby Schilling 53%–47%. She’d received a significant boost from redistricting, which replaced Quincy, Decatur and the district’s portion of Springfield with the more Democratic portions of Peoria and Rockford. She is the first Democrat to represent a significant portion of Peoria since 1927, and only the second Democrat since the 1850s to represent a significant portion of Rockford.

Bustos defeated Schilling in the November 4 general election, 55%–45%.


The Bustos campaign publicly stated it received the endorsement of about two dozen unions active in the 17th Congressional district, including the Illinois AFL-CIO, AFSCME and the United Auto Workers. During the primary, Bustos received the endorsement of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. Durbin asked state Senator Dave Koehler and George Gaulrapp to drop out of the race to clear the way for Bustos, who is a close family friend of Durbin. Gaulrapp reported that during a meeting with Durbin about withdrawing, Durbin said that Bustos had babysat for his family and was a close friend. Bustos won the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, defeating Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp and businessman Greg Aguilar 54%–26%-20%.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board in 2012, Bustos expressed her support for legislation which would cut congressional pay by 10 percent. When asked by a member of the editorial board if she would voluntarily give up 10 percent of her pay should the legislation fail, Bustos said that she would. During the campaign in 2014, she stated: “When I was in Chicago, I said something that I shouldn’t have said, but I never said it on the campaign trail. I never made it as a promise to the people in the 17th Congressional District.” The Chicago Tribune endorsed Schilling for the general election.

In a July 2012 article, Bustos wrote that she was running for Congress in order to create good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans, including many “whose jobs are being shipped to China.”

In March 2012 she called for cuts in defense spending.

Bustos strongly supports the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare). In October 2012, her congressional campaign website said, “The new reform law is not perfect, but makes real improvements in our health care system. It lowers costs for small businesses and makes sure you have coverage that cannot be taken away. It stops insurance companies from denying coverage of preexisting conditions and allows children to stay on their parents’ health insurance for longer.” Bustos, a Catholic, supports legalized abortion. She also supported President Barack Obama’s order that all health plans cover birth control and “morning after” pills.


After being elected to a second term in May 2011, Bustos resigned in September 2011 to focus on her run for Congress.

Shortly after taking office, Bustos joined the bipartisan No Labels group. In the first session of the 115th United States Congress, Bustos was ranked the 28th most bipartisan member of the House by the Bipartisan Index, a metric published by The Lugar Center and Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy to assess congressional bipartisanship.

During a debate, Bustos opposed the three trade agreements approved by Congress in 2011 as “NAFTA-style” and said they would result in job losses for Illinois.


In February 2010, Bustos secured state and federal money to purchase a $40,000 electronic welcome sign that was placed at the border of East Moline.

In August 2010, Bustos voted for water and sewer rate hikes. In January 2011, she expressed interest in charging residents who do not recycle extra fees to lower the city’s landfill costs. In April 2011, Bustos voted for a budget that raised property taxes 4.9% and raised garbage collection fees, saying, “these decisions have been made thoughtfully and thoroughly and during the course of 17 open and public budget sessions.” She also supported water and sewage increases.


Previously elected to the East Moline City Council in 2007, she defeated Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling in the 2012 election and a subsequent 2014 rematch. Assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin are the only Democrats in the congressional delegation from Illinois who are not from the Chicago area as of the 2016 elections.

In 2007, Bustos ran for the East Moline City Council from that city’s 4th Ward. She won the Democratic primary with 45% of the vote, and won the general election unopposed. In 2011, she won re-election unopposed.

Before first being elected in 2007, Bustos served on East Moline’s Citizen Advisory Committee and the East Moline Plan Commission. In 2009, Bustos received an Athena Business Women’s Award.


From 2001 to 2007, she worked as senior director of corporate communications for Trinity Regional Health Systems. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as vice president of corporate communications for Iowa Health System; in her last full year, she received overall compensation of $306,295.


In 1985 she moved to the Quad Cities to work as a night-shift police reporter for the Quad-City Times. Bustos worked there for seventeen years, first as a reporter, and then as an editor.


Bustos graduated from Springfield High School in 1979. She attended Illinois College, then transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park, from which she received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1983. She went on to receive a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Springfield in 1985.


She has been criticized for voting for a $624,000 project to improve 10th Street in East Moline, which runs adjacent to Bustos’s house; the Schilling campaign dubbed it the “Bustos Parkway.” Schilling’s claim was called “reckless, irresponsible fiction” by the editorial board of the Quad-City Times.


Cheryl Lea Bustos (/ˈ b uː s t oʊ s / ; née Callahan, October 17, 1961) is an American journalist, healthcare executive and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first woman elected to Congress from her district, located in the northwestern part of the state, anchored by the Illinois side of the Quad Cities and partially including Peoria and Rockford. In 2019, Bustos assumed a leadership position among House Democrats as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).