Illinois House of Representatives District 32

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Illinois House of Representatives District 32
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Current incumbentAndre Thapedi Democratic Party
Population93,008
Ethnicity69% Black, 26% Hispanic
Voting age69.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' thirty-second state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Andre Thapedi.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 93,008 civilians reside within Illinois' thirty-second 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. Incumbent Andre Thapedi ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[6][7]

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 Andre Thapedi (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Bobby Joe Johnson in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndre Thapedi Incumbent 100% 29,515
Total Votes 29,515
Illinois House of Representatives, District 32 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndre Thapedi Incumbent 74.7% 6,046
Bobby Joe Johnson 25.3% 2,043
Total Votes 8,089

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 32 have raised a total of $1,022,148. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $73,011 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $205,385 2 $102,693
2010 $219,754 3 $73,251
2008 $41,005 1 $41,005
2006 $21,805 2 $10,903
2004 $389,230 3 $129,743
2002 $89,647 2 $44,824
2000 $55,322 1 $55,322
Total $1,022,148 14 $73,011

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