Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
|Elgie R. Sims, Jr.|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 34|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Master's||MPA, University of Illinois|
|J.D.||Loyola University Chicago School of Law|
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.
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|
Sims' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Attract business and long term jobs to the state"
- Excerpt: "Retain our best and brightest teachers"
- Public Safety
- Excerpt: "Ensure police presence in high risk areas"
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 18, 2014, and a general election 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. will face Richard A. Wooten in the Democratic primary, while Mark Ekhoff will face Fatimah "Timah" Macklin in the Republican primary.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elgie R. Sims, Jr. Incumbent||100%||41,423|
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.
|Elgie R. Sims, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 34||$225,535|
|Grand Total Raised||$225,535|
2012Sims 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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- Project Vote Smart biography
- Elgie Sims on Facebook
- Elgie Sims on Twitter
- Examiner, "New Illinois lawmaker sworn into office," August 5, 2012
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Campaign website, Home
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Unofficial candidate list," accessed December 3, 2013
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Sims Jr, Elgie R," accessed July 19, 2013
Constance A. Howard (D)
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