The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Illinois Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 16 March 20041
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 10 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.873,230   71.7%155.   83.3%186.  100.0%
Edwards, John131,966   10.8%1.    0.5% 
Moseley Braun, Carol53,249    4.4%  
Dean, Howard47,343    3.9%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"36,123    3.0%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.28,083    2.3%  
Lieberman, Joe24,354    2.0%  
Clark, Wesley K.19,304    1.6%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.3,863    0.3%  
Uncommitted 30.   16.1% 
Total1,217,515  100.0%186.  100.0%186.  100.0%

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Illinois Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 5. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 16 March Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Official and final results from the Illinois State Board of Elections: Last update 19 April 2004.

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.




Tuesday 16 March 2004: 156 of 186 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 102 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 19 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 8
    • CD 2: 8
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 4
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 4
    • CD 7: 8
    • CD 8: 4
    • CD 9: 6
    • CD 10: 5
    • CD 11: 5
    • CD 12: 6
    • CD 13: 4
    • CD 14: 4
    • CD 15: 5
    • CD 16: 4
    • CD 17: 5
    • CD 18: 5
    • CD 19: 5
  • In addition, 54 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 34 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

Monday 10 May 2004 - State Convention

The remaining 30 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 27 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 15 Democratic National Committee members
    • 10 Members of Congress (1 Senators and 9 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chair David Wilhelm)
  • 3 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected during the State Convention).

These 30 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Illinois Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District1101102
Pledged PLEO02020
Pledged At-Large03434
Total Pledged1155156
Alternate Pledged District01919
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large088
Total Alternates02727
Unpledged  28
Pages  5
Pledged District 1KerryCeliza BragancaChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Howard BrookensChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryKimberly FarrisChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryDonald HeardChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryBeverly HowardChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryCarlton HullChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryCraig McClendonChicago, IL
Pledged District 1KerryLori PorterChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryEdonna BrazzleChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryGregory Arlen DiephouseChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryLisa DunbarChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryKurt EllingChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryJonathan KarmelOlympia Fields, IL
Pledged District 2KerrySharon LatikerChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryThu Anh VoChicago, IL
Pledged District 2KerryFrederick YoungChicago, IL
Pledged District 3KerryLisa Benigno-PraznowskiChicago, IL
Pledged District 3KerryMartin JoyceChicago, IL
Pledged District 3KerryMatthew O'SheaChicago, IL
Pledged District 3KerryVirginia ReyesChicago, IL
Pledged District 3KerryNora RowleyWestern Springs, IL
Pledged District 3KerryJames RyanChicago, IL
Pledged District 4KerryGuillermo Montes de OcaChicago, IL
Pledged District 4KerryFabian PadillaChicago, IL
Pledged District 4KerryAlyx PattisonChicago, IL
Pledged District 4KerryBlanca VargasChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryDaisy CintronChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Mike QuigleyChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryCynthia RosarioChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryWilliam SingerChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryDavid WeinsteinChicago, IL
Pledged District 5KerryDegee WilhelmChicago, IL
Pledged District 6KerryGayle FerraroLombard, IL
Pledged District 6KerrySteven StawarzOakbrook, IL
Pledged District 6KerryRobert WagnerVilla Park, IL
Pledged District 6KerryNancy YoungWheaton, IL
Pledged District 7KerryGery ChicoChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryLisa EllmanChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Calvin GilesChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryKimberly JohnsonChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryMike KeatingChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryDavid MandivilleChicago, IL
Pledged District 7KerryLaura PernaOak Park, IL
Pledged District 7KerryAudra WilsonOak Park, IL
Pledged District 8KerryBonnie Berger-NeelWildwood, IL
Pledged District 8KerryMichael LenehanSchaumburg, IL
Pledged District 8KerryBradley PowellMundelein, IL
Pledged District 8KerryKathleen Bergan SchmidtCrystal Lake, IL
Pledged District 9KerryMyron CherryLincolnwood, IL
Pledged District 9KerrySelma D'SouzaDes Plaines, IL
Pledged District 9KerryMadhuri KommareddiEvanston, IL
Pledged District 9KerryHoward LearnerChicago, IL
Pledged District 9KerryDavid Ernesto MunarChicago, IL
Pledged District 9KerryDarlene SowellChicago, IL
Pledged District 10KerryWendy AbramsHighland Park, IL
Pledged District 10KerryGila BronnerHighland Park, IL
Pledged District 10KerryOscar DavidWinnetka, IL
Pledged District 10KerryEllen Beth GillDeerfield, IL
Pledged District 10KerryPaul ParkGlenview, IL
Pledged District 11KerryMaria BalestriLaSalle, IL
Pledged District 11KerryDavid ForemanJoliet, IL
Pledged District 11KerryJames WasserSt. Anne, IL
Pledged District 11KerryPat WelchPeru, IL
Pledged District 11KerryMary Jane WilkinsonStreator, IL
Pledged District 12KerryHon. Steve DavisBethalto, IL
Pledged District 12KerryRichard MartinMurphysboro, IL
Pledged District 12KerryDianne MeeksCarbondale, IL
Pledged District 12KerryToni PerrinEast St. Louis, IL
Pledged District 12KerryMarilyn RidgwayHerrin, IL
Pledged District 12KerryCharles SuarezSwansea, IL
Pledged District 13KerryMohammad AsimWoodridge, IL
Pledged District 13KerryAlonzo DeCarloDowners Grove, IL
Pledged District 13KerryCarol HillNaperville, IL
Pledged District 13KerryKaleshia PageLisle, IL
Pledged District 14KerryMary HowiesonSt. Charles, IL
Pledged District 14KerryLeonard MandellDeKalb, IL
Pledged District 14KerryJuan ThomasAurora, IL
Pledged District 14KerryHon. Sharon ThompsonDixon, IL
Pledged District 15KerryPatricia AveryChampaign, IL
Pledged District 15KerryHon. Michael FrerichsGifford, IL
Pledged District 15KerryJuanita GutierrezDanville, IL
Pledged District 15KerryTodd LeeDanville, IL
Pledged District 15KerryHon. Geraldine ParrChampaign, IL
Pledged District 16KerryKurt BrunnerMt. Carroll, IL
Pledged District 16KerryMartha Pulido LogemannRockford, IL
Pledged District 16KerryLinda McNeelyRockford, IL
Pledged District 16KerryDouglas ScottRockford, IL
Pledged District 17KerryPaul MangieriGalesburg, IL
Pledged District 17KerryPorter McNeilMoline, IL
Pledged District 17KerryJose MorenoE. Moline, IL
Pledged District 17KerryPatricia VerondaMoline, IL
Pledged District 17KerryMargaret WalkerDecatur, IL
Pledged District 18KerryLarry IvoryPeoria, IL
Pledged District 18KerryShirley McCombsPetersburg, IL
Pledged District 18KerryRick OrrPittsfield, IL
Pledged District 18KerryHon. Ricca SlonePeoria, IL
Pledged District 18KerryRena WelchVirginia, IL
Pledged District 19KerryHon. Kurt GranbergCarlyle, IL
Pledged District 19EdwardsMichael HoernerSpringfield, IL
Pledged District 19KerrySaundra HudsonEdwardsville, IL
Pledged District 19KerryStephen ScatesShawneetown, IL
Pledged District 19KerryEllen SinclairSalem, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Dorothy BrownChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Ed BurkeChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Barbara Flynn CurrieChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. John DaleyChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. James DeLeoChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Dick DevineChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Susan GarrettLake Forest, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jay HoffmanCollinsville, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jim HoulihanChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Dan HynesChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Lou JonesChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Robin KellyHazelcrest, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryTom LyonsChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Lisa MadiganChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Pat QuinnChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Carol RonenChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Mary Ann SmithChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Danny SolisChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Tom TunneyChicago, IL
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jesse WhiteChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Eddie AcevedoChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryVeronica AguirreChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Toni BerriosChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryBarbara BrownChester, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryCarole BrownChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryRegina BuenoLombard, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryKevin ConlonWilmette, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryPaulette CurkinCarbondale, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryLeigh Anne DorrisLeRoy, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Manny FloresChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryDennis GannonChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryAdrianna GarciaGlen Carbon, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Debbie HalvorsonCrete, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Mattie HunterChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerrySandi JacksonChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryRose Marie LipinskiChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryMolly McKenzieBelleville, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. James MeeksChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Susan MendozaChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryJayne MenssenSecor, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerrySheila MillerMacomb, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Tony MunozChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryRaghu NayakOak Brook, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Maria PappasChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryMaria PesquieraSummit, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryJoyce ReitzSteeleville, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryCynthia RodriguezLockport, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryJohn RosalesChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryCynthia SantosChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerrySmita ShahChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Cynthia SotoChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryLorie StoneChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Charlie Mae TowbridgeChicago, IL
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Linda Chapa La ViaAurora, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTanya BakerChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySteve BlandRockford, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMaggie DeCarloDowners Grove, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGilbert DelgadoChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAmy GaliboisChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRobert HalseyAlton, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryWilliam HicksCarpentersville, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLauren KidwellMoline, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGary KleinChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCherita LoganChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMichael McHughNorthbrook, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGayle MorseChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySteve PowellMundellin, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySteven PreckwinkleSpringfield, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJoan ScottLewistown, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTamie SepulvedaChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySusan SheaSpringfield, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJeffrey TownsendLombard, IL
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCarol WasserSt. Anne, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryMichael BauerChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryMichael CarriganDecatur, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryCarol DannerSpringfield, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryVera DavisChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryBlair HullChicago, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Denny JacobsEast Moline, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Jeff SchoenbergEvanston, IL
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryMiriam ZayedOrland Park, IL
Unpledged Add-on Hon. Richard DaleyChicago, IL
Unpledged Add-on Hon. Barak ObamaChicago, IL
Unpledged Add-on John Stronger 
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jerry CostelloBelleville, IL
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Danny DavisChicago, IL
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Rahm EmanuelWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Lane EvansWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Luis GutierrezChicago, IL
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jesse JacksonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. William LipinskiChicago, IL
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Bobby RushWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Janice SchakowskyEvanston, IL
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader David WilhelmChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Willie BarrowChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Margaret BlackshereNiles, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Joseph CariChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Cardiss CollinsAlexandria, VA
Unpledged DNC Member Maria GarciaAurora, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Constance HowardChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Thomas HynesChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Emil JonesChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Thomas LakinWood River, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Michael MadiganSpringfield, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Iris MartinezChicago, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. John RednourDuQuoin, IL
Unpledged DNC Member Edward SmithSpringfield, IL
Unpledged Governor Hon. Rod BlagojevichSpringfield, IL
Unpledged Senator Hon. Richard DurbinWashington, DC
Page Lee Crawford 
Page Robin EuloMount Prospect, IL
Page Joe GariciaChicago, IL
Page John HundrieserChicago, IL
Page Andrew Madigan 

Congressional Districts  

Illinois has 102 counties and 19 congressional districts: 71 counties are wholly within a given congressional district and 31 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 11: Grundy, Kankakee and LaSalle
  • CD # 12: Alexander, Franklin, Jackson, Monroe, Perry, Pulaski, Randolph, St.Clair and Union
  • CD # 14: Kane, Kendall and Lee
  • CD # 15: Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion
  • CD # 16: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago
  • CD # 17: Calhoun, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Macoupin, McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren
  • CD # 18: Brown, Cass, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Peoria, Putnam, Schuyler, Scott, Stark and Tazewell
  • CD # 19: Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Pope, Richland, Washington and Wayne

DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Adams: CDs 17 & 18
  • Bureau: CDs 11, 14 & 18
  • Christian: CDs 19 & 17
  • Cook: CDs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 13 [CDs # 1, # 2, # 3, # 4, # 5, # 7 and # 9 are wholly within Cook County]
  • DeKalb: CDs 14 & 16
  • DuPage: CDs 6, 13 & 14
  • Edwards: CDs 15 & 19
  • Fayette: CDs 17 & 19
  • Gallatin: CDs 15 & 19
  • Greene: CDs 17 & 19
  • Henry: CDs 14 & 17
  • Jersey: CDs 17 & 19
  • Knox: CDs 17 & 18
  • Lake: CDs 8 & 10
  • Lawrence: CDs 15 & 19
  • Livingston: CDs 11 & 15
  • Macon: CDs 15, 17 & 18
  • Madison: CDs 12 & 19
  • McHenry: CDs 8 & 16
  • McLean: CDs 11 & 15
  • Montgomery: CDs 17 & 19
  • Pike: CDs 17 & 18
  • Saline: CDs 15 & 19
  • Sangamon: CDs 17 & 19
  • Shelby: CDs 17 & 19
  • Wabash: CDs 15 & 19
  • White: CDs 15 & 19
  • Whiteside: CDs 14, 16 & 17
  • Will: CDs 11 & 13
  • Williamson: CDs 12 & 19
  • Woodford: CDs 11 & 18

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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