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}}{{tnr}}'''Napoleon Harris'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012#District 15|District 15]] of the [[Illinois State Senate]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Napoleon Harris'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Harris is a former NFL linebacker. He played from 2002-2009 and started in Superbowl XXXVII. He currently owns and operates two Beggars Pizza locations in Harvey.<ref name="about">[http://electnapoleonharris.com/ ''Elect Napoleon Harris,'' "About," accessed January 3, 2011]</ref>
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Harris' professional experience includes playing as a linebacker in the NFL from 2002 to 2009, and owning and operating two Beggars Pizza stores.<ref name="about">[http://electnapoleonharris.com/ ''Elect Napoleon Harris,'' "About," accessed January 3, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations II
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Human Services
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|Committee4 = Labor and Commerce
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|Committee5 = Public Health
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Harris' campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://harrisforilsenate.com/?page_id=13 Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Currently, 77% of education funding comes from local sources—mainly property taxes. Because of our over-reliance on property taxes affluent communities can provide quality education but most poor communities cannot."
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*'''Job Creation & Economic Development
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:Excerpt: "Illinois Main Street is an economic development program that revitalizes historic and business districts. There are nearly 80 of these programs across the state but only one in the Southland. "
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*'''Crime Prevention
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:Excerpt: "Law enforcement alone cannot prevent crime, and officials depend on residents to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood."
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2013===
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
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Harris was seeking election to the U.S. House in [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election]] in 2013.  The election is being held to replace [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]].
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On January 20, 2013, he announced that he was withdrawing from the race and giving his support to [[Robin Kelly]].<ref name="rc"/>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Harris is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 15. Harris is running against [[Joseph Letke, Jr.]], [[Donna Miller]] and [[Patricia Mahon]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent [[James Meeks]] (D) is not running for re-election. No candidate has declared for the Republican ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Harris won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 15. Harris defeated [[Joseph Letke, Jr.]], [[Donna Miller]] and [[Patricia Mahon]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent [[James Meeks]] (D) did not for re-election.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 15
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|candidate1 = Patricia Mahon
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|candidate2 = Donna Miller
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|winner3 = Napoleon Harris
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|votes1 = 4928
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|votes2 = 8209
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|votes3 = 10172
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==Campaign donors==
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==Polls==
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==Personal==
 
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Harris lives with his wife Nicole and son in Flossmoor. They attend Reeds Temple Church of God in Christ and Valley Kingdom Ministries International.<ref name="about"/>
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Harris and his wife, Nicole, have one child.<ref name="about"/>
  
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*[http://electnapoleonharris.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000767516483 Napoleon Harris on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/Napoleon_Harris Napoleon Harris on Twitter]
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*[https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/napoleonharris Napoleon Harris on ActBlue]
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Napoleon Harris
Napoleon Harris.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolThorton Township High School (1997)
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Operator of two Beggars Pizza stores
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Napoleon Harris is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Harris' professional experience includes playing as a linebacker in the NFL from 2002 to 2009, and owning and operating two Beggars Pizza stores.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole
Human Services
Labor and Commerce
Public Health
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Harris' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Currently, 77% of education funding comes from local sources—mainly property taxes. Because of our over-reliance on property taxes affluent communities can provide quality education but most poor communities cannot."
  • Job Creation & Economic Development
Excerpt: "Illinois Main Street is an economic development program that revitalizes historic and business districts. There are nearly 80 of these programs across the state but only one in the Southland. "
  • Crime Prevention
Excerpt: "Law enforcement alone cannot prevent crime, and officials depend on residents to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood."

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

Harris was seeking election to the U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election in 2013. The election is being held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr..

On January 20, 2013, he announced that he was withdrawing from the race and giving his support to Robin Kelly.[3]

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Harris won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 15. Harris defeated Joseph Letke, Jr., Donna Miller and Patricia Mahon in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James Meeks (D) did not for re-election.[4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNapoleon Harris Incumbent 100% 73,762
Total Votes 73,762


Illinois State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Patricia Mahon 21.1% 4,928
Donna Miller 35.2% 8,209
Green check mark transparent.pngNapoleon Harris 43.6% 10,172
Total Votes 23,309

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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

Personal

Harris and his wife, Nicole, have one child.[1]

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