Mark Ekhoff

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Mark Ekhoff
Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 34
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionGeneral maintenance manager
Personal website
Mark Ekhoff was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 34 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Ekhoff's professional experience includes working as the electrical and general maintenance manager at Olivet Nazarene University for the past 12 years.[1]



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. Incumbent Elgie R. Sims, Jr. was set to face Richard A. Wooten in the Democratic primary, but Wooten withdrew from the race on December 27, 2013, leaving Sims unopposed. Mark Ekhoff defeated Fatimah "Timah" Macklin in the Republican primary. Sims then defeated Ekhoff in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElgie R. Sims, Jr. Incumbent 74.8% 26,098
     Republican Mark Ekhoff 25.2% 8,795
Total Votes 34,893


Ekhoff has served as a board member and president of Habitat for Humanity of Kankakee County, on the executive board of Kankakee's free People's Clinic for the uninsured, president of St. Peter's United Church of Christ and as a Sunday school teacher for the past 24 years. Also in 2011, Ekhoff was awarded with the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award of Kankakee County.[1]

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