Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

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Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
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Illinois House of Representatives District 34
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 3
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sMPA, University of Illinois
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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Personal website
Campaign website
Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 34th District since August 2012. He is also 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]


Campaign themes


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"



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][5]

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

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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
Succeeded by