Illinois State Senate District 14

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Illinois State Senate District 14
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Current incumbentEmil Jones Democratic Party
Population190,871
Ethnicity60.6% Black, 7.6% Hispanic
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Illinois' fourteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Emil Jones.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 190,871 civilians reside within Illinois' fourteenth state senate district.[1] Illinois state senators represent an average of 217,468 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,496 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Illinois State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Under the Illinois Constitution of 1970, Senators are divided into three groups, each group having a two-year term at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms.[2] Depending on the election year, roughly ⅓, ⅔, or all of the senate seats may have terms ending. 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.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Illinois 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. If a vacancy by a member of the senate has more than twenty-eight months remaining in the term, the appointment is interim until the next general election and in this case, a special election must be held to fill the balance of the unserved term. All other senate vacancies should be made by appointment with the person appointed being a member of the same political party that last held the seat.[4]

The vacancy must be filled by the respective party organizations covering the legislative district.[5] This must be voted on by the respective committeemen and committeewomen representing the legislative district.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate 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 Emil Jones (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[7][8]

Illinois State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmil Jones Incumbent 100% 82,778
Total Votes 82,778

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois State Senate District 14 have raised a total of $12,579,389. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,397,710 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois State Senate District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $98,042 1 $98,042
2010 $113,092 1 $113,092
2008 $1,516,691 3 $505,564
2006 $3,396,402 1 $3,396,402
2004 $3,004,975 1 $3,004,975
2002 $3,110,370 1 $3,110,370
2000 $1,339,817 1 $1,339,817
Total $12,579,389 9 $1,397,710

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