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Juan Thomas
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 11
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
J.D.University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Place of birthAurora, Illinois
Campaign website
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Juan Thomas was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. Thomas was defeated by Bill Foster in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]


Thomas was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois where he attended West Aurora Public Schools. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.[2] He received his law degree and Master's in Educational Policy Studies degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Juan is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School.[2]


Thomas founded The Thomas Group in Aurora in 2003. His areas of practice include real estate/estate planning, governmental compliance, and family law.[2] He served as Labor Counsel to Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, providing legal advice on labor and employment, and collective bargaining issues for the Office’s approximately 4,000 employees.[2] Thomas currently serves as the National Secretary of the National Bar Association (NBA) and is a member of the NBA’s Executive Committee.[2]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Thomas has 4 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • Jobs & Economic Growth
  • Public Education
  • Social Security & Medicare
  • Immigration Reform



See also: Illinois' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Thomas ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 11th District. Thomas sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Thomas and candidate James Hickey were defeated by Bill Foster in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] In the Republican primary, Judy Biggert ran unopposed.[1] Biggert and Foster face off in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Foster 58.5% 12,126
Juan Thomas 25.1% 5,212
Jim Hickey 16.4% 3,399
Total Votes 20,737


On September 13, 2008, Thomas married the former, Angela Nichole Clay, who is from Silver Spring, Maryland.[2]

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