Illinois House of Representatives District 96

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Illinois House of Representatives District 96
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Current incumbentSue Scherer Democratic Party
Population123,458
Ethnicity3% Black, 1.1% Hispanic
Voting age77.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' ninety-sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Sue Scherer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 123,458 civilians reside within Illinois' ninety-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. Incumbent Sue Scherer defeated Gina Lathan in the Democratic primary, while Michael B. Bell defeated Landon Laubhan in the Republican primary. Scherer will face Bell 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. Sue Scherer (D) defeated Dennis Ross Shackelford (R) in the general election. Scherer defeated Sam Cahnman and Winston Taylor in the Democratic primary, while Shackelford defeated Jared Perry in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue Scherer 62.1% 25,096
     Republican Dennis Shackelford 37.9% 15,334
Total Votes 40,430
Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSue Scherer 43.8% 2,557
Sam Cahnman 13.6% 794
Winston Taylor 42.6% 2,488
Total Votes 5,839
Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Ross Shackelford 62.9% 3,164
Jared Perry 37.1% 1,867
Total Votes 5,031

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 96 have raised a total of $2,840,398. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $157,800 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 96
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $956,821 5 $191,364
2010 $161,968 2 $80,984
2008 $1,195,534 5 $239,107
2006 $52,783 1 $52,783
2004 $19,192 1 $19,192
2002 $230,300 3 $76,767
2000 $223,800 1 $223,800
Total $2,840,398 18 $157,800

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