Illinois House of Representatives District 112

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Illinois House of Representatives District 112
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Current incumbentDwight D. Kay Republican Party
Population119,652
Ethnicity17.5% Black, 4.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' one hundred and twelfth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dwight D. Kay.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 119,652 civilians reside within Illinois' one hundred and twelfth 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. Cullen L. Cullen ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dwight D. Kay ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullen and Kay will face off in the general election.[6][7][8]

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. Incumbent Dwight D. Kay (R) defeated Marleen Suarez (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 112, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwight D. Kay Incumbent 50.3% 24,531
     Democratic Marleen Suarez 49.7% 24,202
Total Votes 48,733

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 112 have raised a total of $6,788,650. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $484,904 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 112
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $423,861 2 $211,931
2010 $2,174,600 2 $1,087,300
2008 $1,493,157 2 $746,579
2006 $943,998 2 $471,999
2004 $883,377 2 $441,689
2002 $371,787 2 $185,894
2000 $497,870 2 $248,935
Total $6,788,650 14 $484,904

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