Richard A. Wooten
|Richard A. Wooten|
|Former candidate for|
|Chicago City Council, Ward 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||February 24, 2015|
|Bachelor's||St. Joseph College (2002)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Date of birth||June 21, 1965|
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. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.
Wooten's 2012 campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Making sure we protect the pensions of police & firefighters who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect our families."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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. In the general election for Ward 6, incumbent Roderick Sawyer defeated Richard A. Wooten and Brian T. Garner. Dumars Ervin Franklin withdrew from the race in December 2014. Delton Jerry Pierce was removed from the ballot in January 2015.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives District 34, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Elgie R. Sims, Jr. Incumbent||74.8%||26,098|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Fatimah "Timah" Macklin||21%||691|
- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners - General Election Candidate List
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Citizens to Elect Richard Wooten Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Richard A. Wooten on YouTube
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Unofficial candidate list," accessed February 12, 2014
- Restoring Values, "Platform," accessed August 24, 2014
- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, "2015 Election Calendar," accessed August 21, 2014
- Chicago Tribune, "Unofficial election results," accessed February 24, 2015
- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, "General Election Candidate List," accessed on December 3, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- The Chicago Tribune, "Results List (Unofficial)," accessed November 5, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
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