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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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 34.  He was first elected to the chamber 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.
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==Biography==
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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.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/135053/elgie-sims-jr#.UwvlQvYsJnk ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Rep. Elgie Sims," accessed February 24, 2014]</ref>
  
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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==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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|State = Illinois
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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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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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*'''Public Safety
 
*'''Public Safety
 
:Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"
 
:Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
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==Recent news==
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==Campaign donors==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Elgie + Sims + Illinois + Legislature'''
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{{Comprehensive donor history
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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|Full name = Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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|year = 2012
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|Editdate = July 19, 2013
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|totalraised2012 = 225535
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois State House, District 34]]
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 225,535
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|org1 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org2 = Chicago Federation Of Labor & Industrial Union Council
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|org3 = Illinois Education Association
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|org4 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|org5 = Sims Jr, Elgie
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|orgamount3 = 14000
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|orgamount4 = 11938
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Sims and his wife, Shivonne, have two children.
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Sims and his wife, Shivonne, have two children.<ref name=bio/>
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Elgie + Sims + Illinois + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Elgie+Sims+Illinois+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Elgie Sims News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.elgiesims.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1816 Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/135053/elgie-sims-jr Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.repelgiesims34.com/index.php Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/135053/elgie-sims-jr Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000541/elgie-r-sims-jr/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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]
 
*[http://www.examiner.com/article/new-illinois-lawmaker-sworn-into-office ''Examiner'', "New Illinois lawmaker sworn into office," August 5, 2012]
 
*[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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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144006 2012]
  
 
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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. He was first elected to the chamber 2012.

Biography

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.[1]

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sims' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • 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

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be 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 and Ekhoff will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]

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.[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

2012

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 Healthcare 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

Personal

Sims and his wife, Shivonne, have two children.[1]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Elgie + Sims + Illinois + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Elgie Sims News Feed

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External links

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References

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