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|Office website = http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1816
 
|Campaign website    =http://www.elgiesims.com/
 
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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]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'''  is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 34 since August 2012.
  
==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>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Sims' campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.elgiesims.com/index.html Campaign website, Home]</ref>
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Sims' campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.elgiesims.com/index.html Campaign website, Home]</ref>
  
 
*'''Economy
 
*'''Economy
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*'''Public Safety
 
*'''Public Safety
 
:Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"
 
:Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sims served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations-Human Services
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|Committee2 = Business Growth & Incentives
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|Committee3 = Business & Occupational Licenses
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|Committee4 = Insurance
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|Committee5 = Judiciary
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|Committee6 = Mass Transit
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|Chair6 = VIce-chair
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Sims is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Sims won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|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 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 34, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 41423
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|Chamber=  Illinois House of Representatives, District 34
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 = Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 = Richard A. Wooten
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|candidate3 = Paul Steven Gregoire
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|candidate4 = Kyle Kasperek
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|candidate5 = Sandra J. Wortham
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|votes1 = 5938
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|votes2 = 3557
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|votes3 = 479
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|votes4 = 2134
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|votes5 = 2860
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==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 11:01, 12 April 2013

Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Elgie Sims.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sMPA, University of Illinois
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 34 since August 2012.

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 listed 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"

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sims served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Human Services
Business Growth & Incentives
Business & Occupational Licenses
Insurance
Judiciary
Mass Transit, VIce-chair

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sims won election 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 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElgie R. Sims, Jr. Incumbent 100% 41,423
Total Votes 41,423


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 (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 34
2012–present
Succeeded by
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