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}}{{tnr}}'''Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 34|District 34]] of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]].
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 34|District 34]] of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]].
  
==Biography==
 
 
Sims earned his BS from Illinois State University.  He went on to receive his MPA from the University of Illinois.  He then earned his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He is an attorney for the Law Offices of Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
 
Sims earned his BS from Illinois State University.  He went on to receive his MPA from the University of Illinois.  He then earned his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He is an attorney for the Law Offices of Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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Sims was sworn into office on August 3, 2012 after Representative [[Constance A. Howard]] resigned in the face of federal investigations into an AIDS-awareness nonprofit that she founded.<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/14021122-418/feds-issue-new-subpoena-focusing-on-former-state-rep-connie-howard.html ''Chicago Sun-Times'', "Feds issue new subpoena focusing on former state Rep. Connie Howard," July 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.examiner.com/article/new-illinois-lawmaker-sworn-into-office ''Examiner'', "New Illinois lawmaker sworn into office," August 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Personal==
 
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*[https://www.facebook.com/elgiesimsforstaterep34 Elgie Sims on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/elgiesimsforstaterep34 Elgie Sims on Facebook]
 
*[https://twitter.com/elgiesims Elgie Sims on Twitter]
 
*[https://twitter.com/elgiesims Elgie Sims on Twitter]
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*[http://www.examiner.com/article/new-illinois-lawmaker-sworn-into-office ''Examiner'', "New Illinois lawmaker sworn into office," August 5, 2012]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:23, 12 October 2012

Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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Illinois House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sMPA, University of Illinois
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Sims earned his BS from Illinois State University. He went on to receive his MPA from the University of Illinois. He then earned his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is an attorney for the Law Offices of Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Sims was sworn into office on August 3, 2012 after Representative Constance A. Howard resigned in the face of federal investigations into an AIDS-awareness nonprofit that she founded.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sims' campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Attract business and long term jobs to the state"
  • Education
Excerpt: "Retain our best and brightest teachers"
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sims is running in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 34. Sims defeated Richard A. Wooten, Paul Steven Gregoire, Kyle Kasperek and Sandra J. Wortham in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. He is unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

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

Recent news

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Personal

Sims and his wife, Shivonne, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Constance A. Howard
Illinois House of Representatives District 34
2012–present
Succeeded by
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