State Representative (IL-70)
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Nov 03, 2020
Nov 25, 2019 - Jun 29, 2020
The Illinois State House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois State Legislature. The house has 118 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 105,248 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Important issues discussed in the Illinois senate recently include, a potential income tax increase, a statewide minimum wage, and federal healthcare funding. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with no limits on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $67,836 per year in addition to $111 per day (per diem) for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo run as an independent candidate for the Illinois General Assembly (State Senators and State Representative) a candidate must file the required paperwork between 141 days and 134 days prior to the general election date. Paperwork is submitted to the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois and the filing petition can be acquired from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Candidates interested in running should contact the Board of Elections as soon as possible to verify that their address is in the correct district that they are seeking to run for, and to arrange receipt of the necessary filing paperwork. The amount of signatures necessary to appear on the ballot will depend upon the amount of votes cast in the previous election for the position, so candidates must find this out from the Illinois State Board of Elections.The Illinois State Board of Elections can be reached by phone at (217) 782-4141 or email at [email protected]
Submit application to:
Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL, 62704, US