The Green Papers: Illinois 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:12,864,380 (4.15% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:20(3.72% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:18(4.14% of 435)
Capital:Springfield
 

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Illinois State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3 Democratic Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
First elected: 2016. Previously served in the U.S. Congress (2013-2017).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC S6IL00292; 30 Jun 17; Tot $539,042; Dsb $278,854

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Bruce Rauner
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daniel Biss
  Candidate Democratic     Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools  Robert A. "Bob" Daiber
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Scott Drury
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Kennedy
  Candidate Democratic     Alex Paterakis
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Alderman  Ameya Pawar
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican     William J. Kelly
  Candidate Constitution     Randy Stufflebeam

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
11 Democratic (11 Undetermined);
7 Republican (7 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Demond Drummer
FEC H8IL01106; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
FEC H2IL01042; 30 Jun 17; Tot $47,475; Dsb $16,113

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Robin L. Kelly
First elected in a special election: 9 April 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Robin L. Kelly
FEC H2IL02172; 30 Jun 17; Tot $238,698; Dsb $171,493

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
FEC H4IL03077; 30 Jun 17; Tot $288,510; Dsb $155,853
  Candidate Democratic     Marie Newman
FEC H8IL03102; 30 Jun 17; Tot $195,327; Dsb $85,994
  Candidate Democratic     Mateusz "Mat" Tomkowiak
FEC H8IL03110

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Mike Quigley
First elected: 7 April 2009 in a special election to fill the seat of Congressman Rahm Emanuel who resigned to become President Obama's Chief of Staff.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sameena Mustafa
FEC H8IL05123
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mike Quigley
FEC H0IL05096; 30 Jun 17; Tot $286,866; Dsb $146,466
  Candidate Democratic     Steven J. "Steve" Schwartzberg
FEC H8IL05131
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Thomas Wolf
FEC H8IL05115; 30 Jun 17; Tot $15,895; Dsb $14,337

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Naperville City Councilwoman  Becky Anderson Wilkins
FEC H8IL06154
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Casten
FEC H8IL06139; 30 Jun 17; Tot $105,000; Dsb $5,000
  Candidate Democratic     Carole Cheney
FEC H8IL06147
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Howland
FEC H6IL06166; 30 Jun 17; Tot $65,401; Dsb $17,842
  Candidate Democratic     Barrington Hills Planning Commissioner  Kelly Mazeski
FEC H8IL06121; 30 Jun 17; Tot $209,673; Dsb $19,300
  Candidate Democratic     Geoffrey Aisin Petzel
FEC H8IL06089
  Candidate Democratic     former Naperville School Board Member Suzyn Price
FEC H8IL06113; 30 Jun 17; Tot $39,691; Dsb $10,751
  Candidate Democratic     Austin Vern Songer
FEC H8IL06097
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Zordani
FEC H8IL06105; 30 Jun 17; Tot $29,495; Dsb $5,819
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
FEC H6IL06117; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,428,965; Dsb $395,852

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Clark
FEC H8IL07103; 30 Jun 17; Tot $13,829; Dsb $5,094
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Danny K. Davis
FEC H4IL07037; 30 Jun 17; Tot $52,259; Dsb $73,002
  Candidate Democratic     Ahmed Salim
FEC H8IL07095

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
FEC H6IL08147; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,549,800; Dsb $207,389
  Candidate Republican     Jitendra "JD" Diganvker

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC H8IL09067; 30 Jun 17; Tot $517,643; Dsb $421,173
  Candidate Republican     Maxwell "Max" Rice
FEC H8IL09174
  Candidate Republican     D. Vincent Thomas, Jr.

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 10 Democratic Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
First elected in November 2012 to the U.S. Congress, unsuccessful candidate for re-election in November 2014, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
FEC H2IL10068; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,333,186; Dsb $370,015
  Candidate Republican     Douglas R. "Doug" Bennett
FEC H8IL10115; 30 Jun 17; Tot $22,150; Dsb $525
  Candidate Republican     Sapan Shah
FEC H8ID10018
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy Wynes
FEC H8IL10123; 30 Jun 17; Tot $161,521; Dsb $5,885

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
FEC H8IL14067; 30 Jun 17; Tot $474,719; Dsb $469,047

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Allan Bequette
FEC H8IL12103
  Candidate Democratic     Nathan Colombo
FEC H8IL12087
  Candidate Democratic     St. Clair County State's Attorney  Brendan Kelly
FEC H8IL12129
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Joshua King
FEC H8IL12137
  Candidate Democratic     Pat McMahan
FEC H8IL12111; 30 Jun 17; Tot $500; Dsb $20
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Miller
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Dean Pruitt
FEC H8IL12095
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
FEC H4IL12060; 30 Jun 17; Tot $453,221; Dsb $115,811

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 13 Republican Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     state Representative  Carol Ammons - apparently not a candidate
24 July 2017: Announced she would not run.
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Hans "Jon" Ebel
FEC H8IL13176
  Candidate Democratic     David Michael Gill
FEC H6IL13113; 30 Jun 17; Tot $23,623; Dsb $12,505
  Candidate Democratic     Erik C. Jones
FEC H8IL13168
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
FEC H8IL13150
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Adam Webb
FEC H8IL13143
  Candidate Democratic     former Macon County Board Member Mark Wicklund
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
FEC H2IL13120; 30 Jun 17; Tot $741,620; Dsb $336,888

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Montgomery Village President  Matt Brolley
FEC H8IL14166
  Candidate Democratic     Victor Swanson
FEC H8IL14141; 30 Jun 17; Tot $34,271; Dsb $9,976
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren A. Underwood
FEC H8IL14174
  Candidate Democratic     Jim Walz
FEC H6IL14129; 30 Jun 17; Tot $9,446; Dsb $7,689
  Candidate Democratic     George M. Weber
FEC H8IL14158; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,325; Dsb $825
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
FEC H0IL14080; 30 Jun 17; Tot $321,207; Dsb $129,439

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman  John M. Shimkus
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Gaither
FEC H8IL15072; 30 Jun 17; Tot $823; Dsb $149
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony James March
FEC H8IL15064; 30 Jun 17; Tot $112; Dsb $12
  Candidate Democratic     Carl Spoerer
FEC H8IL15056; 30 Jun 17; Tot $6,973; Dsb $5,866
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John M. Shimkus
FEC H2IL20042; 30 Jun 17; Tot $568,769; Dsb $326,260

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nathan Arroyave
FEC H8IL16088; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,572; Dsb $551
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Ryan "Chris" Minelli
FEC H8IL16104; 30 Jun 17; Tot $10,260; Dsb $1,889
  Candidate Democratic     Neill Mohammad
FEC H8IL16096; 30 Jun 17; Tot $73,188; Dsb $13,484
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
FEC H0IL11052; 30 Jun 17; Tot $480,488; Dsb $274,742
  Candidate Republican     Zane Edward Marshall
FEC H8IL16112

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 17 Democratic Congressman  Cheri Bustos
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Cheri Bustos
FEC H2IL17071; 30 Jun 17; Tot $844,683; Dsb $312,871
  Candidate Republican     Craig Cameron
FEC H8IL17045
  Candidate Republican     Jon Rodney Schuh, Jr.
FEC H8IL17037

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 18 Republican Congressman  Darin McKay LaHood
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2015 re: resignation of Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Junius Rodriguez
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Darin McKay LaHood
FEC H6IL18088; 30 Jun 17; Tot $437,775; Dsb $178,416

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 20 August 2015: Not running for another term.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough
20 August 2015: Possible candidate.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Lisa Madigan
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Comptroller  Susana A. Mendoza
First elected (in a Special Election [re: passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka [Republican]): 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents, 61 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 17 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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