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Illinois House of Representatives District 52
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Current incumbentDavid McSweeney Republican Party
Population130,902
Ethnicity1.4% Black, 10% Hispanic
Voting age73.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' fifty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative David McSweeney.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 130,902 civilians reside within Illinois' fifty-second 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. Bill Downs ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while David McSweeney ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Downs and McSweeney 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 David McSweeney (R) defeated Dee Beaubien (I) in the general election. McSweeney defeated incumbent Kent Gaffney and Danielle Rowe in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McSweeney Incumbent 59.3% 26,761
     Independent Dee Beaubien 40.7% 18,392
Total Votes 45,153
Illinois House of Representatives Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McSweeney 41.3% 4,762
Kent Gaffney 34.6% 3,985
Danielle Rowe 24.1% 2,775
Total Votes 11,522

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 52 have raised a total of $4,414,366. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $245,243 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 52
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,849,053 4 $712,263
2010 $192,284 1 $192,284
2008 $254,729 2 $127,365
2006 $365,919 2 $182,960
2004 $264,704 2 $132,352
2002 $325,268 5 $65,054
2000 $162,409 2 $81,205
Total $4,414,366 18 $245,243

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