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Diane Harris
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 86
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sJoliet Junior College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
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Diane Harris was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 86 of the Illinois House of Representatives. She ran unsuccessfully for the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois in the 2014 elections, but was defeated in the primary. She then filed to run for the state house on June 2, 2014.[1][2]



  • Associates in Liberal Arts, Joliet Junior College
  • Bachelor's of Science in Management, University of Phoenix



State House

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Lawrence Walsh, Jr. ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Diane Harris (R), who filed to run on June 2, in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives District 86, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. Incumbent 65.1% 16,408
     Republican Diane Harris 34.9% 8,810
Total Votes 25,218


See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

Harris ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois.[1] She was defeated by Sharon Brannigan in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Brannigan 62.7% 18,358
Diane Harris 37.3% 10,937
Total Votes 29,295
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections


See also: Illinois' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Harris ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 11th District. Harris sought the nomination on the Republican ticket,[8] but was removed from the ballot on February 2, 2012. However, she then ran as a write-in candidate. She was defeated by Bill Foster (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Illinois District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Foster 58.6% 148,928
     Republican Judy Biggert Incumbent 41.4% 105,348
Total Votes 254,276
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


Harris has three children - Ivan, Alexandria and David.[3]

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