Illinois House of Representatives District 5

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Illinois House of Representatives District 5
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Current incumbentKenneth Dunkin Democratic Party
Population102,436
Ethnicity38.6% Black, 4.3% Hispanic
Voting age83.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' fifth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Kenneth Dunkin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 102,436 civilians reside within Illinois' fifth 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. Incumbent Kenneth Dunkin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Collin Johnson ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Dunkin and Johnson 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. Incumbent Kenneth Dunkin (D) was unopposed in both the general election and defeated Dori Collins in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Dunkin Incumbent 100% 36,210
Total Votes 36,210
Illinois House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Dunkin Incumbent 78.3% 8,200
Dori Collins 21.7% 2,267
Total Votes 10,467

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 5 have raised a total of $1,531,496. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $90,088 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $271,716 3 $90,572
2010 $278,284 3 $92,761
2008 $202,145 1 $202,145
2006 $164,338 2 $82,169
2004 $77,301 2 $38,651
2002 $448,870 5 $89,774
2000 $88,842 1 $88,842
Total $1,531,496 17 $90,088

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