The Green Papers: Illinois 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 20 March 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 4 December 2017 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 25 June 2018 - Filing Deadliine - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p CST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
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


2018 General Primary from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

2018 Candidate Filing Search from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

20 March 2018 Primary results from
AP
Politico
The New York Times.

 
           

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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,497,193; Dsb $771,794

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Bruce Rauner
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
  Candidate Libertarian     Grayson "Kash" Jackson
for Lieutenant Governor: Sanj Mohip

a.k.a. Benjamin Adam Winderweedle
  Candidate Conservative     state Senator  William Sam "Sam" McCann
for Lieutenant Governor: Aaron Merreighn
  Candidate Independent; (Constitution)     William J. "Bill" Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Kane County School Board Member Chad Koppie

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

Seat up for regular election 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 (10 Renominated, 1 Open);
7 Republican (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Bobby Lee Rush
FEC H2IL01042; 31 Mar 18; Tot $245,725; Dsb $221,536
  Candidate Republican     Jimmy Lee Tillman, II
FEC H2IL01182
  Candidate Independent     Thomas Rudbeck
FEC H8IL01114

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Robin L. Kelly
FEC H2IL02172; 31 Mar 18; Tot $597,520; Dsb $574,594
  Candidate Republican     David Merkle
FEC H8IL02120

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski
FEC H4IL03077; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,282,360; Dsb $2,041,294
  Candidate Republican     Arthur J. "Art" Jones
FEC H6IL03148
  Candidate Libertarian     Ed Rutledge
  Candidate Independent     Mateusz "Mat" Tomkowiak
FEC H8IL03110; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Luis V. Gutierrez
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 November 2017: "Will not be seeking re-election...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cook County Commissioner  Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
FEC H8IL04134; 31 Mar 18; Tot $575,626; Dsb $550,468
  Candidate Republican     Mark Wayne Lorch
FEC H8IL04175; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,686; Dsb $3,255

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mike Quigley
FEC H0IL05096; 31 Mar 18; Tot $839,798; Dsb $916,231
  Candidate Republican     Tom Hanson
FEC H8IL05073

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Casten
FEC H8IL06139; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,220,290; Dsb $1,027,558
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Peter J. Roskam
FEC H6IL06117; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,465,879; Dsb $1,330,531

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Danny K. Davis
FEC H4IL07037; 31 Mar 18; Tot $249,712; Dsb $294,060
  Candidate Republican     Craig Cameron
FEC H8IL17045

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
FEC H6IL08147; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,583,209; Dsb $687,594
  Candidate Republican     Jitendra "JD" Diganvker
FEC H8IL08101; 31 Mar 18; Tot $23,230; Dsb $20,435
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Andrew Ulysses Dwight Straw
Disability Party

FEC H8IL08127

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC H8IL09067; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,039,039; Dsb $871,200
  Candidate Republican     John D. Elleson
FEC H8IL09224; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,697; Dsb $11,697

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
FEC H2IL10068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,956,256; Dsb $1,020,971
  Candidate Republican     Douglas R. "Doug" Bennett
FEC H8IL10115; 31 Mar 18; Tot $152,495; Dsb $119,770

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  G. William "Bill" Foster
FEC H8IL14067; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,437,000; Dsb $836,525
  Candidate Republican     Dominick J. "Nick" Stella
FEC H6IL11133; 31 Mar 18; Tot $94,961; Dsb $78,154

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     St. Clair County State's Attorney  Brendan Kelly
FEC H8IL12129; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,256,943; Dsb $297,087
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
FEC H4IL12060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,496,131; Dsb $368,738
  Candidate Green     Randy Auxier
FEC H8IL12152; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,979; Dsb $3,142

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
FEC H8IL13150; 31 Mar 18; Tot $785,890; Dsb $564,682
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Rodney L. Davis
FEC H2IL13120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,867,783; Dsb $893,151

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren A. Underwood
FEC H8IL14174; 31 Mar 18; Tot $591,114; Dsb $355,286
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren
FEC H0IL14080; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,052,255; Dsb $431,273

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John M. Shimkus
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Gaither
FEC H8IL15072; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,206; Dsb $11,821
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John M. Shimkus
FEC H2IL20042; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,222,571; Dsb $992,185

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sara Dady
FEC H8IL16120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $153,271; Dsb $143,531
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Adam Kinzinger
FEC H0IL11052; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,204,040; Dsb $1,268,562
  Candidate Independent     Kyle Lee Master Owens
FEC H8IL16187

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Cheri Bustos
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Cheri Bustos
FEC H2IL17071; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,348,882; Dsb $1,089,570
  Candidate Republican     William W. "Bill" Fawell
FEC H4IL17077
  Candidate Libertarian     Charles Helmick

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Junius Rodriguez
FEC H6IL18161; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,199; Dsb $11,144
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Darin McKay LaHood
FEC H6IL18088; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,516,325; Dsb $515,092

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Jesse White
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary.
20 August 2015: Not running for another term.
27 November 2017: Filed for the 2018 election.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Jesse White
  Candidate Republican     Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Dutner

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General  Lisa Madigan
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 15 September 2017: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kwame Raoul
  Candidate Republican     Erika Harold
  Candidate Libertarian     Bubba Harsy

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
  Candidate Republican     Jim Dodge
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Leheney

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election 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
Renominated - 20 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Susana A. Mendoza
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Darlene Senger
  Candidate Libertarian     Claire Ball
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents, 24 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 23 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative: 1 candidate
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
  Write-in
 
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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