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|Position = Illinois State Senate District 15
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|Political party     = Democratic
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|Tenure = 2013 - Present
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}}{{tnr}}'''Napoleon Harris'''  is a [[Democratic]] senator-elect of the [[Illinois State Senate]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Napoleon Harris, III'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Harris is currently seeking election to [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district]] in the special election to fill [[Jesse Jackson Jr.]]'s vacant seat.  He was one of five Democratic candidate to file by the first in line deadline and will appear third on the Democratic primary ballot as a result of the lottery.<ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-candidates-start-filing-for-jackson-jrs-old-seat-in-congress-20130103,0,2508304.story ''Chicago Tribune,'' "Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress," January 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-08/news/chi-kelly-wins-lottery-for-top-spot-on-ballot-to-replace-jackson-jr-20130108_1_clifford-eagleton-primary-ballot-successful-petition-challenges ''Chicago Tribune,'' "Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.," January 8, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
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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>
  
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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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:
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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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|Committee7 =
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==Elections==
 
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===2013===
 
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013]]''
Harris is 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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Harris sought election to the U.S. House in [[Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013|Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election]] in 2013.  The election was 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 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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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," accessed February 22, 2014]</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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|total raised = 327,986
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|org1 = Harris Sr, Napoleon
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Chicago Teachers Union
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|org4 = Mg Adams Management Llc
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|org5 = Service Employees Local 73
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|orgamount1 = 227500
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==Polls==
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==Endorsements==
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In 2014, Harris's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.ilafl-cio.org/documents/COPEendorsements11614.pdf ''Illinois AFL-CIO,'' "2014 Illinois AFL-CIO Primary Election Endorsements," accessed March 5, 2014]</ref>
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* The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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 two children. Harris is a member of the board of directors of the House of James Shelter.  He is also founder of the Napoleon Harris Foundation and a volunteer for Restoration Ministries.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/134977/napoleon-harris-iii#.UwknAkJdU78 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Napoleon Harris III's Biography," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref><ref name="about"/>
  
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://senatornapoleonharris.com/index.php/news Napoleon Harris - Press Releases]
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==Recent news==
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*[http://harrisforilsenate.com/ Official campaign website]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143937 2012]
  
 
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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
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1979
ProfessionOwner/Operator of two Beggars Pizza stores
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Napoleon Harris, III is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Napoleon Harris was set to face Victor Jonathan in the Democratic primary, but Jonathan withdrew from the race on December 30, 2013, leaving Harris unopposed. Jonathan is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2013

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

Harris sought election to the U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election in 2013. The election was 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.[6]

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.[7][8][9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $327,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[10]

Napoleon Harris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 15 Won $327,986
Grand Total Raised $327,986

2012

Harris won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $327,986.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Napoleon Harris's campaign in 2012
Harris Sr, Napoleon$227,500
Illinois Education Association$10,000
Chicago Teachers Union$5,000
Mg Adams Management Llc$4,000
Service Employees Local 73$3,200
Total Raised in 2012$327,986
Source:Follow the Money

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

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Harris's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Personal

Harris and his wife, Nicole, have two children. Harris is a member of the board of directors of the House of James Shelter. He is also founder of the Napoleon Harris Foundation and a volunteer for Restoration Ministries.[12][1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Meeks (D)
Illinois Senate District 15
2013–present
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