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Monday, March 5, 2012

Candidate Spotlight: Elgie Sims for State Representative 34th District

Elgie Sims
Illinois House, 34th District


Elgie Sims is 100% pro-choice and he has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

Issues: Economy, Education, Public Safety

Biography: An attorney and second generation small business owner, understands the value of hard work and how to come up with common sense solutions to real world problems. Elgie’s commitment to hard work began at an early age while working in his family’s business, where he learned that nothing in life is given, it must be earned. Throughout college and during his time working in Springfield, he often commuted from downstate Illinois to help run the family’s business on Chicago’s south side and while putting himself through law school.

Elgie’s commitment to public service began at an early age, working in the youth ministry at his church. He continues to make a positive impact on every community of which he is blessed to be a part; as he was always taught, “too whom much is given, much is required.” He remains active in many civic organizations whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve.

As Budget Director to former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. and the Illinois Senate Democrats, Elgie helped put millions of dollars into improving the quality of life in our communities, by providing funds for education, capital improvements, health care initiatives and economic development activities.

His experiences make him uniquely qualified to serve us in Springfield. Elgie earned his Law Degree (J.D.) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, his Masters in Public Administration Degree from the University of Illinois, and his Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University. Elgie, his wife Shivonne and their two daughters, Kennedy and Mackenzie, reside in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago.

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