Illinois House of Representatives District 115

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Illinois House of Representatives District 115
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Current incumbentVacant
Population105,561
Ethnicity7.7% Black, 1.6% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Illinois' one hundred and fifteenth state house district is currently vacant. It was most recently represented by Mike Bost (R).

As of the 2010 census, a total of 105,561 civilians reside within Illinois' one hundred and fifteenth 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 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. William "Bill" Kilquist defeated Tony Mayville in the Democratic primary, while Terri Bryant defeated Robert "Bob" White in the Republican primary. Bryant then defeated Kilquist in the general election. Gary Shepherd (G) filed to run but was removed from the ballot following an objection.[6][7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives District 115, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Bryant 60.8% 21,319
     Democratic William "Bill" Kilquist 38.9% 13,649
     Green Gary Shepherd (write-in) 0.3% 106
Total Votes 35,074


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 Mike Bost (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[10][11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Bost Incumbent 100% 37,192
Total Votes 37,192

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 115 have raised a total of $1,352,958. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $84,560 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 115
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $158,241 1 $158,241
2010 $203,484 2 $101,742
2008 $201,615 3 $67,205
2006 $153,781 2 $76,891
2004 $175,713 3 $58,571
2002 $264,871 3 $88,290
2000 $195,253 2 $97,627
Total $1,352,958 16 $84,560

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