Illinois House of Representatives District 10

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Illinois House of Representatives District 10
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Current incumbentVacant
Population95,447
Ethnicity50.5% Black, 11.7% Hispanic
Voting age76% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' tenth state house district is currently vacant. It was most recently represented by Derrick Smith (D).

As of the 2010 census, a total of 95,447 civilians reside within Illinois' tenth 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Pamela Reaves-Harris defeated incumbent Derrick Smith, Beverly Perteet, Eddie Winters and Antwan D. Hampton in the Democratic primary, while Mark Calonder ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Reaves-Harris and Calonder will face off 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. Derrick Smith (D) defeated Lance Tyson (10th District Unity) in the general election and defeated Tom Swiss in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerrick Smith 62.9% 25,417
     10th District Unity Lance Tyson 37.1% 15,007
Total Votes 40,424
Illinois House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDerrick Smith Incumbent 76.8% 7,247
Tom Swiss 23.2% 2,193
Total Votes 9,440

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 10 have raised a total of $1,295,077. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $58,867 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $557,256 3 $185,752
2010 $179,172 6 $29,862
2008 $333,732 2 $166,866
2006 $7,975 1 $7,975
2004 $45,614 4 $11,404
2002 $46,661 3 $15,554
2000 $124,667 3 $41,556
Total $1,295,077 22 $58,867

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