Eric Wallace

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Eric Wallace
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Eric Wallace was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. He was defeated by incumbent Robin Kelly (D) in the general election.[1] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

He was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois.


Campaign themes


Wallace's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Economy and Taxes
Excerpt: "He therefore is for creating an environment in which small businesses can thrive and job creation can flourish. He supports sweeping tax reform such as a flat tax or the FairTax/National sales tax."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We need a system of empowerment grants for all people, which enable parents to choose a school."
  • Faith Based Programs
Excerpt: "Illinois should be encouraging its faith community to work with state and federal programs to help stem gang violence, drug addiction, and other criminal activity."
  • Family
Excerpt: "Wallace is Pro-life and pro-family. He believes that the family is the bedrock of our society and that healthy families decrease unplanned pregnancies, abortions and juvenile delinquencies."
  • Firearms
Excerpt: " We must take action against state agencies and local governments that enact regulations or allow conditions to exist, which deny Americans’ their 2nd Amendment rights."
  • Criminal Justice
Excerpt: "Wallace supports the Death Penalty because of the social stability and deterrence that it provides. He also supports restorative justice, which helps prepare parolees for life outside of prison."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "Wallace supports a strong military and strong ties with our allies. One of the main responsibilities of the federal government is to protect the nation and the American people."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "Wind, solar, nuclear and bio-fuels need to be enhanced and utilized while at the same time we drill for oil on our own soil and off shore. Clean coal technology, oil shale are other alternatives for energy production."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Wallace supports individual Medical Savings Accounts whose deposits are completely tax free, and whose contents transfer to the owner’s estate at death."



See also: Illinois' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Wallace ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 2nd District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly Incumbent 78.5% 160,337
     Republican Eric Wallace 21.4% 43,799
     Independent Marcus Lewis (Write-in) 0.1% 130
Total Votes 204,266
Source: Illinois Secretary of State Official Results


See also: Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013

Wallace ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election was held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. Paul McKinley won the Republican primary.[4][5][6]

Republican Primary

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul McKinley 29% 963
Eric Wallace 28.3% 939
Lenny McAllister 26.9% 894
Beverly Reid 15.8% 523
Total Votes 3,319
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections

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