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Richard A. Wooten

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Richard A. Wooten
Richard Wooten.jpg
Former candidate for
Chicago City Council, Ward 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 24, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Joseph College (2002)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Date of birthJune 21, 1965
ProfessionPolice Officer
Campaign website
Richard Wooten was a 2015 candidate for Ward 6 of the Chicago, Illinois City Council.

In 2014, Wooten was a Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He withdrew from the race on December 27, 2013.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Campaign themes


Wooten's 2012 campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Making sure we protect the pensions of police & firefighters who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect our families."

Veterans Support

  • Excerpt: "Making sure we put more resources in place to provide jobs, housing, healthcare and education to assist our military veterans and their families during active duty and after they have served our country honorably."

Economic Development Reform

  • Excerpt: "Sponsoring better jobs legislation creating more jobs, & protecting workers & unemployment benefits supporting families."

Education Reform

  • Excerpt: "Supporting legislation to address a new school funding formula so that all students can have access to a quality public education in a safe and healthy learning environment."

Senior Programs

  • Excerpt: "Protecting our seniors from nursing home neglect, physical abuse, and financial crimes."


  • Excerpt: "Making sure we provide access to healthcare, & prevention care for everyone in our state."

Community Partnerships

  • Excerpt: "I will be visible by forming working advisory groups with constituents & other interested community stakeholders to address crime, jobs, housing, agriculture, parks, & redevelopment in Chicago, Burnham IL, Calumet City IL, Lansing IL, Sauk Village IL, Lynwood IL, Kankakee County IL, & Will County IL."



See also: Chicago, Illinois municipal elections, 2015

The city of Chicago, Illinois held elections for city council on February 24, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 24, 2014.[3] In the general election for Ward 6, incumbent Roderick Sawyer defeated Richard A. Wooten and Brian T. Garner.[4] Dumars Ervin Franklin withdrew from the race in December 2014. Delton Jerry Pierce was removed from the ballot in January 2015.[5]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Elgie R. Sims, Jr. was set to face Richard A. Wooten in the Democratic primary, but Wooten withdrew from the race on December 27, 2013, leaving Sims unopposed. Mark Ekhoff defeated Fatimah "Timah" Macklin in the Republican primary. Sims then defeated Ekhoff in the general election.[6][7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives District 34, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElgie R. Sims, Jr. Incumbent 74.8% 26,098
     Republican Mark Ekhoff 25.2% 8,795
Total Votes 34,893


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wooten ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 34. Wooten was defeated by Elgie R. Sims, Jr. in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[10][11]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElgie R. Sims, Jr. 39.7% 5,938
Richard A. Wooten 23.8% 3,557
Paul Steven Gregoire 3.2% 479
Kyle Kasperek 14.3% 2,134
Sandra J. Wortham 19.1% 2,860
Total Votes 14,968

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