Illinois House of Representatives District 39

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Illinois House of Representatives District 39
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Current incumbentMaria Antonia Berrios Democratic Party
Population95,126
Ethnicity5.5% Black, 56.4% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' thirty-ninth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Maria Antonia Berrios.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 95,126 civilians reside within Illinois' thirty-ninth 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. Will Guzzardi defeated incumbent Maria Antonia Berrios in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election. James K. Muscarello (D) was removed from the ballot on January 7, 2014.[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 Maria Antonia Berrios (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Will Guzzardi in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Antonia Berrios Incumbent 100% 22,870
Total Votes 22,870
Illinois House of Representatives, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Antonia Berrios Incumbent 50.8% 4,021
Will Guzzardi 49.2% 3,896
Total Votes 7,917

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 39 have raised a total of $1,743,783. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $145,315 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $507,411 2 $253,706
2010 $192,413 2 $96,207
2008 $127,352 2 $63,676
2006 $208,733 1 $208,733
2004 $332,944 2 $166,472
2002 $208,009 1 $208,009
2000 $166,921 2 $83,461
Total $1,743,783 12 $145,315

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