Illinois House of Representatives District 106

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Illinois House of Representatives District 106
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Current incumbentJosh Harms Republican Party
Population116,687
Ethnicity6% Black, 1.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' one hundred and sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Josh Harms.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 116,687 civilians reside within Illinois' one hundred and sixth state house district.[1] Illinois state representatives represent an average of 108,734 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 105,248 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Illinois legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January.

Qualifications

Article IV of the Illinois Constitution states: To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Illinois House of Representatives are paid $67,836/year. Additionally, legislators receive $111/day per diem.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the state constitution mandates that the seat must be filled by appointment when allowed by law. The appointment must be made within 30 days after the vacancy. All vacancies must be filled by a member of the same political party that last held the seat.[3]

The vacancy must be filled by the respective party organizations covering the legislative district.[4] This must be voted on by the respective committeemen and committeewomen representing the legislative district.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. William Nutter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Josh Harms ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Nutter is unchallenged in the general election after Harms announced he was no longer running for re-election on June 30.[6][7][8][9]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on March 20, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 5, 2011. Josh Harms (R) was unopposed in the general election. He defeated Brian Gabor, Tom Bennett, Scott McCoy and Richard Thomas in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Harms 100% 38,516
Total Votes 38,516
Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Harms 33.3% 5,846
Tom Bennett 28% 4,923
Brian Gabor 10.7% 1,877
Scott McCoy 22.9% 4,014
Richard Thomas 5.1% 893
Total Votes 17,553

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 106 have raised a total of $670,609. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $44,707 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 106
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $199,323 5 $39,865
2010 $52,575 1 $52,575
2008 $95,878 2 $47,939
2006 $70,507 2 $35,254
2004 $58,234 2 $29,117
2002 $102,206 2 $51,103
2000 $91,886 1 $91,886
Total $670,609 15 $44,707

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