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}}{{tnr}}'''Ernest Fenton''' is a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ernest Fenton''' is a former 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].
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==Biography==
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Following Fenton's service in the United States Army he attended Chicago State University, where he graduated in 1994. He went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1997.  He currently practices law in Chicago, owning his own law firm.<ref name="bio">[http://www.fentonforcongress.com/biography/ ''Fentonforcongress.com'' "Biography," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Fenton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.fentonforcongress.com/frontpage/our-core-policies/ ''fentonforcongress.com'' "Our Core Policies," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Housing Policy'''
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:Excerpt: "Crime, Jobs, Economic Development, Family, and Education Advancement are directly linked to the stability of a community. The housing issue and the foreclosure crisis must be resolved in order to adequately address the other issues."
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*'''Senior Policy'''
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:Excerpt: "We have a social and moral obligation to provide safety nets and care for our seniors. Social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security represent the return on the investment that seniors have made in us. We must by all means meet this moral obligation."
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*'''Education Policy'''
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:Excerpt: "We must give every person the tools they desperately need and deserve to survive. It is necessary in today’s economy to compete globally and keep up with the advances in technology."
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*'''Crime Policy Safety and Crime Policy'''
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:Excerpt: "Many of the issues related to crime are associated with young men of color. Over the last several years, fatalities resulting from gun violence in the City of Chicago were greater than the number of American soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Security and safety of everyone, especially young men of color, is an essential catalyst for our economic advancement and progress."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013]]''
  
Fenton is running in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|2nd District]].  The election is being held to replace [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]].  Fenton is running in the Democratic primary on February 26, 2012.  The general election takes place on April 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/LatestFiled.aspx?id=38 Illinois State Board of Elections, candidate filings]</ref>
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Fenton ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013|2nd District]].  The election was held to replace [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]].  Fenton lost in the Democratic primary to [[Robin Kelly]].<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/IL_Page_0226.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'' "Illinois - Summary Vote Results," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Ernest Fenton
Ernest fenton.png
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sChicago State University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ernest Fenton campaign logo
Ernest Fenton is a former 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois.

Biography

Following Fenton's service in the United States Army he attended Chicago State University, where he graduated in 1994. He went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1997. He currently practices law in Chicago, owning his own law firm.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Fenton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Housing Policy
Excerpt: "Crime, Jobs, Economic Development, Family, and Education Advancement are directly linked to the stability of a community. The housing issue and the foreclosure crisis must be resolved in order to adequately address the other issues."
  • Senior Policy
Excerpt: "We have a social and moral obligation to provide safety nets and care for our seniors. Social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security represent the return on the investment that seniors have made in us. We must by all means meet this moral obligation."
  • Education Policy
Excerpt: "We must give every person the tools they desperately need and deserve to survive. It is necessary in today’s economy to compete globally and keep up with the advances in technology."
  • Crime Policy Safety and Crime Policy
Excerpt: "Many of the issues related to crime are associated with young men of color. Over the last several years, fatalities resulting from gun violence in the City of Chicago were greater than the number of American soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Security and safety of everyone, especially young men of color, is an essential catalyst for our economic advancement and progress."

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013

Fenton ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election was held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr.. Fenton lost in the Democratic primary to Robin Kelly.[3]

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly 53.3% 31,079
Debbie Halvorson 25.1% 14,650
Anthony Beale 11.1% 6,457
Joyce Washington 4.4% 2,563
Ernest Fenton 2.6% 1,545
Anthony Williams 1.1% 641
Mel Reynolds 0.8% 459
Clifford Eagleton 0.4% 207
Fatimah Muhammad 0.3% 194
Gregory Haynes 0.2% 144
Larry Pickens 0.2% 127
John Blyth 0.2% 104
Victor Jonathan 0.2% 91
Charles Rayburn 0.1% 74
Denise Anita Hill 0% 4
Total Votes 58,339
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections

Polls

2013

Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary
Poll Debbie Halvorson Toi HutchinsonRobin KellyNapoleon HarrisMel ReynoldsAnthony BealeOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Normington-Petts (January 8-10)
16%12%8%7%7%5%5%40%+/-4.9400
GBA Strategies (January 3-7)
25%16%15%9%8%10%2%15%+/-4.4500
AVERAGES 20.5% 14% 11.5% 8% 7.5% 7.5% 3.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 450
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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