The Green Papers: Illinois 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:12,822,739 (4.14% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:19(3.53% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:17(3.91% of 435)
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


A candidate who has filed a statement of candidacy in the primary is prohibited from being listed on the ballot in the general election as an Independent candidate, as a candidate of another political party, or as a Write-In in the general election.


Illinois lost 1 U.S. House seat in the 2020 Census and will elect 17 Representatives in 2022.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
Served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

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 (6, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC S6IL00292; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,196,787; Dsb $1,874,628
  Candidate Republican     Timothy C. "Tim" Arview
FEC S2IL00150; 30 Jun 21; Tot $780; Dsb $780
  Candidate Republican     Robert Rob Cruz
FEC S2IL00168; 30 Jun 21; Tot $49,625; Dsb $22,359
  Candidate Republican     Peggy Hubbard
FEC S0IL00501; 30 Jun 21; Tot $6,103; Dsb $9,370
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bobby" Piton
FEC S2IL00184
  Candidate Republican     Allison L. Salinas
FEC S2IL00143
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Daniel Obama Hauskins, Jr.
George Wallace Party

FEC S2IL00176

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  J.B. Pritzker
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Beverly Miles
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  J.B. Pritzker
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Darren Bailey
  Candidate Republican     Gary Rabine
  Candidate Republican     Christopher J. Roper
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Paul Schimpf
  Candidate Republican     Max Solomon

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Juliana Stratton
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
13 Democratic (12 Undetermined, 1 Open);
5 Republican (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Bobby Lee Rush
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kirby Jerome Birgans
Filed with the FEC as Kirby Jerome Birgans-Taylor

FEC H2IL01216; 30 Jun 21; Tot $6,039; Dsb $5,374
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher "Chris" Butler
FEC H2IL01232; 30 Jun 21; Tot $26,080; Dsb $19,000
  Candidate Democratic     Jahmal Cole
FEC H2IL01208; 30 Jun 21; Tot $55,230; Dsb $33,424
  Candidate Democratic     Darius Yorel "Dee" Nix
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Anthony Thompson
FEC H2IL01224; 30 Jun 21; Tot $3,716; Dsb $2,865
  Candidate Republican     Philanise White
FEC H0IL01194
  Candidate Independent     Glenda Wright-McCullum
FEC H2IL01190

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Robin L. Kelly
First elected in a special election: 9 April 2013 (re: resignation of Member of Congress Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Robin L. Kelly
FEC H2IL02172; 30 Jun 21; Tot $440,395; Dsb $229,796

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Marie Newman
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marie Newman
FEC H8IL03102; 30 Jun 21; Tot $455,774; Dsb $191,805

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia
FEC H8IL04134; 30 Jun 21; Tot $239,236; Dsb $131,243
  Candidate Democratic     Sheldon John Plankton
FEC H2IL04152

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Member of Congress  Mike Quigley
First elected: 7 April 2009 in a special election to fill the seat of Member of Congress Rahm Emanuel who resigned to become President Obama's Chief of Staff.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Raleigh Bowman
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FEC H2IL05191; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,794; Dsb $3,343
  Candidate Democratic     Khai-Hoan Dac "Hoan" Huynh
FEC H2IL05209; 30 Jun 21; Tot $40,179; Dsb $30,057
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mike Quigley
FEC H0IL05096; 30 Jun 21; Tot $205,639; Dsb $159,517

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Sean Casten
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Sean Casten
FEC H8IL06139; 30 Jun 21; Tot $728,184; Dsb $241,835
  Candidate Republican     Justin Burau
FEC H2IL06082
  Candidate Republican     Niki Conforti
FEC H2IL06090

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Danny K. Davis
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kina Isis Collins
FEC H0IL07167; 30 Jun 21; Tot $133,678; Dsb $42,233
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Danny K. Davis
FEC H4IL07037; 30 Jun 21; Tot $69,913; Dsb $16,234

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Member of Congress  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Junaid Ahmed
Filed with the FEC as Junaid Congress

FEC H2IL08146; 30 Jun 21; Tot $300,545; Dsb $31,802
  Candidate Democratic     Mohammed Faheem
FEC H2IL08153
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  S. Raja Krishnamoorthi
FEC H6IL08147; 30 Jun 21; Tot $2,282,381; Dsb $619,924

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Member of Congress  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
FEC H8IL09067; 30 Jun 21; Tot $481,345; Dsb $351,825

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Member of Congress  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 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Nowak
FEC H2IL10118
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider
FEC H2IL10068; 30 Jun 21; Tot $874,780; Dsb $516,948

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Member of Congress  G. William "Bill" Foster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  G. William "Bill" Foster
FEC H8IL14067; 30 Jun 21; Tot $370,115; Dsb $274,434
  Candidate Republican     Krishna K. Bansal
FEC H0IL11128; 30 Jun 21; Tot $0; Dsb $1,299

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 12 Republican Member of Congress  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Keith Garth Richardson
FEC H2IL12148
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael J. "Mike" Bost
FEC H4IL12060; 30 Jun 21; Tot $297,538; Dsb $151,972

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 13 Republican Member of Congress  Rodney L. Davis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     R. David Palmer
FEC H2IL13146; 30 Jun 21; Tot $47,100; Dsb $12,307
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Rodney L. Davis
FEC H2IL13120; 30 Jun 21; Tot $876,577; Dsb $330,518

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 14 Democratic Member of Congress  Lauren A. Underwood
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Lauren A. Underwood
FEC H8IL14174; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,685,297; Dsb $743,899

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 15 Republican Member of Congress  Mary Miller
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Mary Miller
FEC H0IL15129; 30 Jun 21; Tot $351,067; Dsb $163,651

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 16 Republican Member of Congress  Adam Kinzinger
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (9) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Leona Di Amore
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Adam Kinzinger
FEC H0IL11052; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,954,928; Dsb $402,967
  Candidate Republican     Catalina Lauf
FEC H2IL16107; 30 Jun 21; Tot $356,443; Dsb $215,044
  Candidate Republican     Jack Lombardi, II
FEC H2IL16081; 30 Jun 21; Tot $41,157; Dsb $29,552
  Candidate Republican     James "Jim" Marter
FEC H8IL16153; 30 Jun 21; Tot $15,972; Dsb $8,593
  Candidate Republican     Teresa Marie Pfaff
FEC H2IL16099
  Candidate Republican     Michael Stephan Rebresh
FEC H2IL16123
  Candidate Republican     Geno Young
FEC H2IL16115
  Candidate Independent     Marsha Viriginia Williams
FEC H2IL16065; 30 Jun 21; Tot $11,042; Dsb $659

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 17 Democratic Member of Congress  Cheri Bustos
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 30 April 2021: "Today, I’m announcing I will not seek reelection after completing this term."
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Corey Allen
FEC H2IL17105
  Candidate Republican     Charles William "Charlie" Helmick, Jr.
FEC H0IL17091
  Candidate Republican     Esther Joy King
FEC H0IL17083; 30 Jun 21; Tot $603,275; Dsb $201,106

Incumbent - 117th Congress - 2010 apportionment / Seat lost in 2020 apportionment - No election in 2022
CD 18 Republican Member of Congress  Darin McKay LaHood
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2015 re: resignation of Member of Congress Aaron Jon Schock (Republican)
 Candidate list to be moved to another district once redistricting is complete
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Darin McKay LaHood
FEC H6IL18088; 30 Jun 21; Tot $897,650; Dsb $424,956

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jesse White
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 14 August 2019: Will not seek re-election in 2022.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Alderman  Pat Dowell
  Candidate Democratic     former state Treasurer Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
First elected: 2006. Not a candidate for re-election in 2010.
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago Alderman David Moore
  Candidate Democratic     Chicago City Clerk  Anna M. Valencia

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Kwame Raoul
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Comptroller  Susana A. Mendoza
First elected (in a Special Election [re: passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka [Republican]): 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 21 incumbents, 32 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 29 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)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
 
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.

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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