|Illinois House of Representatives District 106|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Watseka Community High School (1992)|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University (1997)|
|Master's||Governors State University (2007)|
Harms earned his bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in 1997. He went on to receive his master's degree from Governors State University in 2007. He is currently employed as a teacher.
Harms' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Allow Businesses to Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "The most important issue facing Illinois right now is a lack of jobs. "
- School Reform
- Excerpt: "I believe that parents should be responsible for the education of their children, and the state should be secondary to the parents."
- Reform the Government
- Excerpt: "You may not have noticed but Illinois is a mess. This is largely do to the politics that are playing out in Springfield."
- Balance the Budget
- Excerpt: "The state needs to spend less money than it takes in. Money can be saved in the following areas."
- Fund the States Priorities
- Excerpt: "The State has an obligation to fund certain programs. If I am elected I will make sure that Medicare and Education are fully funded."
- Excerpt: "I am a gun owner and avid hunter. If elected I will vigorously pursue concealed carry for law abiding citizens as well as a castle doctorine law. I will work to eliminate the FOID card. "
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life. If elected I will introduce legislation to restrict abortion in the state of Illinois."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harms served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Conservation|
|• Appropriations-Higher Education|
|• Business & Occupational Licenses|
|• Cities & Villages|
|• Economic Development|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
Harms won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 106. Harms defeated Brian Gabor, Tom Bennett, Scott McCoy and Richard Thomas in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012|
Keith P. Sommer (R)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 106
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