Illinois House of Representatives District 17

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Illinois House of Representatives District 17
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Current incumbentLaura Fine Democratic Party
Population108,911
Ethnicity3.7% Black, 5.2% Hispanic
Voting age75.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Illinois' seventeenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Laura Fine.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 108,911 civilians reside within Illinois' seventeenth 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 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 Laura Fine ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kathleen Myalls ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Fine then defeated Myalls in the general election.[6][7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Fine Incumbent 58.4% 21,809
     Republican Kathleen Myalls 41.6% 15,534
Total Votes 37,343

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. Laura Fine (D) defeated Kyle Frank (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Fine Incumbent 65.8% 32,876
     Republican Kyle Frank 34.2% 17,088
Total Votes 49,964

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 17 have raised a total of $4,606,186. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $270,952 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $254,929 2 $127,465
2010 $1,273,972 2 $636,986
2008 $943,928 2 $471,964
2006 $228,426 2 $114,213
2004 $895,366 2 $447,683
2002 $810,293 4 $202,573
2000 $199,272 3 $66,424
Total $4,606,186 17 $270,952

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