Illinois Compiled Statutes 50 ILCS 135 Local Governmental Employees Political Rights Act. Section 12

    (50 ILCS 135/12)

    Sec. 12. Elective and appointed office.

    (a) A member of any fire department or fire protection district may:

        (1) be a candidate for elective public office and

    serve in that public office if elected;

        (2) be appointed to any public office and serve in

    that public office if appointed; and

        (3) as long as the member is not in uniform and not

    on duty, solicit votes and campaign funds and challenge voters for the public office for which the member is a candidate.

    (b) A firefighter who is elected to the Illinois General Assembly shall, upon written application to the employer, be granted a leave of absence without compensation during his or her term of office.

(Source: P.A. 94-316, eff. 7-25-05; 95-142, eff. 8-13-07.)

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