|Illinois House of Representatives District 106|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Watseka Community High School (1992)|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University (1997)|
|Master's||Governors State University (2007)|
Harms earned his Bachelor's from Illinois State University in 1997 and his Master's degree from Governors State University in 2007. His professional experience includes working as a teacher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harms served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Conservation|
|• Appropriations-Higher Education|
|• Business & Occupational Licenses|
|• Cities & Villages|
|• Economic Development|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
Harms' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Allow Businesses to Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "The most important issue facing Illinois right now is a lack of jobs. "
- School Reform
- Excerpt: "I believe that parents should be responsible for the education of their children, and the state should be secondary to the parents."
- Reform the Government
- Excerpt: "You may not have noticed but Illinois is a mess. This is largely do to the politics that are playing out in Springfield."
- Balance the Budget
- Excerpt: "The state needs to spend less money than it takes in. Money can be saved in the following areas."
- Fund the States Priorities
- Excerpt: "The State has an obligation to fund certain programs. If I am elected I will make sure that Medicare and Education are fully funded."
- Excerpt: "I am a gun owner and avid hunter. If elected I will vigorously pursue concealed carry for law abiding citizens as well as a castle doctorine law. I will work to eliminate the FOID card. "
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life. If elected I will introduce legislation to restrict abortion in the state of Illinois."
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. William Nutter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Josh Harms ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Nutter and Harms will face off in the general election.
Harms won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 106. Harms defeated Brian Gabor, Tom Bennett, Scott McCoy and Richard Thomas in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Harms is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Harms raised a total of $54,070 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Josh Harms's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 106||$54,070|
|Grand Total Raised||$54,070|
2012Harms won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harms raised a total of $54,070.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Josh Harms's campaign in 2012|
|Harms, Pamela A||$9,886|
|Total Raised in 2012||$54,070|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Harms and his wife, Rebecca, have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Josh Harms on Facebook
- Profile from Open States
- YouTube Channel
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Chicago Tribune, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Harms, Josh," accessed July 24, 2013
Keith P. Sommer (R)
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