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Erika Harold
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
High schoolUrbana High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois (2001)
J.D.Harvard Law School (2007)
ProfessionFormer attorney
Campaign website
Erika Harold is a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. She ran in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] Harold is a former 2003 Miss America winner.[1]



  • Urbana High School
  • University of Illinois (2001)
  • Harvard Law School (2007)

Harold was crowned Miss Illinois 2002 and Miss America 2003.[2]


Upon graduating from law school, Harold worked as an attorney in the litigation groups of Sidley Austin LLP and Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., where she represented businesses in commercial disputes and advised religious institutions in matters involving First Amendment protections.[2]


Derogatory comments from GOP county chairman

Jim Allen, chairman of the Montgomery County GOP, sent his resignation letter to new Illinois Republican Chairman Jack Dorgan on June 20, 2013 after making comments in an email to a supporter of Harold likening the former Miss America winner to a "street walker" whose "pimps" were Democrats and moderate Republicans.[3][4] Harold is challenging sitting Republican congressman Rodney Davis in the 13th District Republican primary election in 2014.

In the e-mail, which was later posted online, Allen referred to Harold as a “little queen” and the “love child” of the Democratic National Committee.[3] Allen also wrote that after losing the 2014 primary Harold would end up back in Chicago "working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires,” referring to Harold's African American ethnicity.[3]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

Harold ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[5] She is challenging District 13 incumbent Rodney Davis for the Republican nomination. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Harold's reports.[6]

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