Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

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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 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 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


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



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

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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