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Erika Harold

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

Biography

Education:[2]

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

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

Career

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]

Issues

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]

Elections

2014

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

Harold is running 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 takes place November 4, 2014.

Campaign donors

2014

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]

Erika Harold (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$0.00$78,285.22$(16,023.37)$62,261.85
October Quarterly[8]October 16, 2013$62,261.85$72,619.45$(35,672.72)$99,208.58
Year-end[9]January 31, 2014$99,208$65,154$(42,418)$121,944
Running totals
$216,058.67$(94,114.09)

See also

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