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Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Elgie Sims.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 34
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sMPA, University of Illinois
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 34 since August 2012.

Sims earned his B.S. from Illinois State University, his M.P.A. from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for the Law Offices of Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Committee assignments


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
Mass Transit, VIce-chair


Campaign themes


Sims' campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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"



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.[2][3][4][5]

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

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.[6][7][8]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sims is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sims raised a total of $225,535 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[9]

Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 34 Won $225,535
Grand Total Raised $225,535


Sims won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sims raised a total of $225,535.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Illinois Health Care Association$24,300
Chicago Federation Of Labor & Industrial Union Council$17,000
Illinois Education Association$14,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers$11,938
Sims Jr, Elgie$8,547
Total Raised in 2012$225,535
Source: Follow the Money


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
Succeeded by