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Illinois House of Representatives District 68

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Illinois House of Representatives District 68
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Current incumbentJohn M. Cabello Republican Party
Population117,743
Ethnicity7% Black, 5.3% Hispanic
Voting age75.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' sixty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative John M. Cabello.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,743 civilians reside within Illinois' sixty-eighth 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent John M. Cabello ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged 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 John M. Cabello (R) defeated Carl R. Wasco (D) in the general election and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wasco defeated Clint Little in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Cabello Incumbent 53.3% 25,169
     Democratic Carl R. Wasco 46.7% 22,091
Total Votes 47,260
Illinois House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Wasco 67.6% 3,407
Clint Little 32.4% 1,635
Total Votes 5,042

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 68 have raised a total of $1,374,392. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $80,847 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 68
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $613,225 3 $204,408
2010 $157,697 6 $26,283
2008 $161,236 3 $53,745
2006 $138,442 1 $138,442
2004 $135,367 2 $67,684
2002 $93,130 1 $93,130
2000 $75,295 1 $75,295
Total $1,374,392 17 $80,847

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