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ILLINOIS

Your complete directory of Illinois candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Filing Deadline for Major Party Candidates: December 2, 2013
Filing Deadline for Third Party Candidates: June 23, 2014
Filing Deadline for Write-In Candidates: September 2014
Primary: March 18, 2014

This page was last updated on September 15, 2014


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets.)

Pat Quinn (D)* - (Campaign Site)
& Paul Vallas (D) - Ex-Chicago School CEO, Ex-State Legislative Budget Director & '02 Gov. Candidate

Bruce Rauner (R) - Venture Capitalist
& Evelyn Sanguinetti (R) - Wheaton City Councilwoman & Attorney

Chad Grimm (Libertarian) - Fitness Club Manager, '12 State Rep. Candidate & '13 Peoria City Council Candidate
& Alex Cummings (Libertarian) - Physician

Scott Summers (Green/Write-In) - Attorney, Ex-McHenry County College Trustee. '10 State Treas. Nominee & '08 US Rep. Nominee
& Bob Pritchett Jr. (Green/Write-In) - Retired School Superintendent & Educator

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

George Ryan

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Sheila Simon (D)* - Candidate for State Comptroller in 2014. ]

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Lisa Madigan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Schimpf (R) - Attorney & Retired USMC Officer
Ben Koyl (Libertarian) - Attorney

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jesse White (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Webster (R) - Cass School Board Member, Attorney & Accountant

Chris Michaels (Libertarian) - Self-Employed
Sheldon Schafer (Green/Write-In) - Retired College Professor, Astronomer & '08/'10 US Rep. Nominee

Shilts - Libertarian

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Judy Baar Topinka (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sheila Simon (D) - Lt. Governor, Ex-Carbondale City Councilwoman, Ex-Law Professor & Attorney
Julie Fox (Libertarian) - Ex-Dundee Library Board Member, Ex-State Party Treasurer, Accountant & '10 Nominee

STATE TREASURER:
[ Dan Rutherford (R)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2014. ]
Tom Cross (R) - State House Minority Leader & Attorney
Mike Frerichs (D) - State Sen., Ex-Champaign County Auditor & Ex-Champaign County Board Member
Matt Skopek (Libertarian) - State Party Chair & Casino Worker


GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Oberweis (R) - State Sen., Dairy Company Owner & Frequent Federal Candidate
Sharon Hansen (Libertarian) - Businesswoman & Ex-Nurse

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Mark Kirk (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)*
Jimmie Lee Tillman II (R) - Businessman & '12 Candidate

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Wallace (R) - Businessman, Christian Education Consultant & '06 State Sen. Candidate

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sharon Brannigan (R) - Palos Township Trustee & Flower Shop Owner

District 4:
Luis Gutierrez (D)*
Hector Concepcion (R) - Educational Consultant, Stockbroker & '12 Nominee

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Vince Kolber (R) - Businessman & GOP Activist
Nancy Wade (Green) - Teacher, Progressive Activist & '12 Nominee

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Peter Roskam (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Mason (D) - Retired Postal Service Manager

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Bumpers (R) - Financial Consultant

District 8:
Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Kaifesh (R) - Retired USMC Officer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Susanne Atanus (R) - Retired Federal Contracting Officer, Ex-Substitute Teacher & '08/'10 Candidate
Phil Collins (Write-In) - Libertyville Township Trustee, Navy Veteran & Conservative Activist

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Dold (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Ex-Businessman

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darlene Senger (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Naperville City Councilwoman

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Bill Enyart (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Bost (R) - State Rep. & USMC Veteran
Paula Bradshaw (Green) - Nurse, Progressive Activist & '12 Nominee

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ann Callis (D) - Ex-County Court Judge & Attorney

District 14:
Randy Hultgren (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dennis Anderson (D) - Retired Medical Researcher, Community Activist & '12 Nominee

District 15:
John Shimkus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Thorsland (D) - Educator, Farmer & Frequent Candidate

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Randall Olsen (D) - Retired Cardiology Technician & Democratic Activist

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bobby Schilling (R) - Ex-Congressman, Pizza Restaurant Owner & Ex-Factory Worker

District 18:
Aaron Schock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Darrell Miller (D) - Farmer, Ex-Republican & '10 Candidate


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Illinois
Democratic
Party of Illinois
Illinois Green Party
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Reform Party of Illinois
Republican Party of Illinois
Illinois Socialist Party
US Marijuana Party of Illinois


Lynn Martin for US Senate

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

State Board of Elections


Paul Simon for US Senate

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alton Telegraph
Arlington Heights Daily Herald
Aurora Beacon News
Belleville News-Democrat
Belvidere Daily Republican
Benton Evening News
Bloomington Pantagraph
Cambridge Chronicle
Canton Daily Ledger
CapitolFax.com (Politics)
Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
Carmi Times
Centralia Morning Sentinel
Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Communicator (African-American)
Chicago Daily Southtown
Chicago Free Press (Gay)
Chicago Inside
Chicago Journal
Modern Vertebrate (Chicago - Politics)
Chicago Pioneer Press (49 Local Newspapers)
Chicago Star News (20 Local Newspapers)
Chicago Student Voices
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Windy City Times (Gay)

Dukakis - Sangmeister

Clay County Advocate-Press
Collective Interest Radio (Liberal)
Danville Commercial-News
Decatur Herald & Review
Du Quoin Evening Call
Edwardsville Intelligencer
Elgin Courier News
Galesburg Register-Mail
Harrisburg Daily Register
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
- (Blog)
Illinois DemNet (Liberal)
Illinois Leader (Conservative)
Joliet Herald News
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kewanee Star Courier
Lincoln Courier
Lombard Lombardian
Macomb Journal
Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Modern Vertebrate (Politics)
Monmouth Daily Review-Atlas
Naperville Sun
Pekin Daily Times
Peoria Journal Star
Polish News (Chicago - Polish-American)
Pontiac Daily Leader
Pure-News USA (African-American)
Quincy Herald-Whig
Rockford Register Star
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon)
The Southern Illinoisan
Sparta News-Plaindealer
Springfield State Journal-Register
Streator Times-Press
SuburbanChicagoNews.com
Waukegan News Sun
West Frankfort Daily American

Chuck Percy - 1964

WBBM TV-2 (CBS - Chicago)
WBEZ 91.5 FM - Chicago Public Radio
WEEK TV-25 (NBC - Peoria) -
(Election News)
WLS TV-7 (ABC - Chicago)
WMAQ TV-5 (NBC - Chicago)

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