Illinois House of Representatives District 81

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Illinois House of Representatives District 81
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Current incumbentRon Sandack Republican Party
Population142,036
Ethnicity2.9% Black, 4.4% Hispanic
Voting age75.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Illinois' eighty-first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ron Sandack.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 142,036 civilians reside within Illinois' eighty-first state house district.[1] Illinois state representatives represent an average of 108,734 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 105,248 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Illinois legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January.

Qualifications

Article IV of the Illinois Constitution states: To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Illinois House of Representatives are paid $67,836/year. Additionally, legislators receive $111/day per diem.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the state constitution mandates that the seat must be filled by appointment when allowed by law. The appointment must be made within 30 days after the vacancy. All vacancies must be filled by a member of the same political party that last held the seat.[3]

The vacancy must be filled by the respective party organizations covering the legislative district.[4] This must be voted on by the respective committeemen and committeewomen representing the legislative district.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Ron Sandack defeated Keith R. Matune in the Republican primary and will face Elizabeth Chaplin (D), who filed to run on June 2, in the general election. Lisa Thomas (D) was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2014.[6][7][8]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on March 20, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 5, 2011. Incumbent Ron Sandack (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Debbie Boyle in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Sandack Incumbent 100% 38,796
Total Votes 38,796
Illinois House of Representatives, District 81 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Sandack Incumbent 54.3% 7,324
Debbie Boyle 45.7% 6,161
Total Votes 13,485

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Illinois House of Representatives District 81 have raised a total of $1,539,083. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $118,391 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Illinois House of Representatives District 81
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $216,260 2 $108,130
2010 $148,583 3 $49,528
2008 $373,968 2 $186,984
2006 $317,827 2 $158,914
2004 $125,206 1 $125,206
2002 $300,685 2 $150,343
2000 $56,554 1 $56,554
Total $1,539,083 13 $118,391

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