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2018 Illinois House of Representatives election

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2018 Illinois House of Representatives election

← 2016 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06) 2020 →

All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives
60 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Michael Madigan Cropped.png
Leader Mike Madigan Jim Durkin
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 22nd-Chicago 82nd-Westchester
Last election 67 51
Seats won 74 44
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7
Popular vote 2,503,372 1,693,846
Percentage 59.64% 40.36%
Swing Increase5.77% Decrease 5.61%

Illinois State House 2018 Election Results.png
Results by district

Speaker before election

Mike Madigan
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Mike Madigan
Democratic

The 2018 elections for the Illinois House of Representatives took place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to elect representatives from all 118 districts. The winners of this election serve in the 101st General Assembly, with seats apportioned among the states based on the 2010 United States Census. The Democratic Party has held a House majority since 1997. The inauguration of the 101st General Assembly occurred on Wednesday January 9, 2019.[1] Democrats had increased their supermajority by 7 seats.

The elections for Illinois's 18 congressional districts, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, statewide constitutional officers, and the Illinois Senate were also held on this date.

Overview

2018 Illinois State House Elections[2]
Party Votes Percentage % Change Seats
before
Seats
after
+/–
Democratic 2,503,372 59.64% Increase5.77% 67 74 Increase7
Republican 1,693,846 40.36% Decrease5.61% 51 44 Decrease7
Write-Ins 51 0.00% N/A 0 0 Steady 0
Totals 4,197,269 100.00% 118 118

Retirements

The Illinois House of Representatives saw a surprisingly large number of legislators choose to either retire or not run before the 2018 election.

Democratic retirements

Republican retirements

  • 42nd district: Jeanne Ives: In October 2017, Jeanne Ives announced her intention to run for the Republican nomination for Illinois Governor in 2018, adding that she had stopped distributing petitions for state representative.[18]
  • 47th district: Patti Bellock: On August 1, 2017, Deputy Republican Leader Bellock announced her intention to retire at the end of her term.[19]
  • 49th district: Mike Fortner: Fortner announced August 7, 2017 he would not seek reelection.[20]
  • 51st district: Nick Sauer: On August 1, 2018, Politico reported on Sauer allegedly using his ex-girlfriend's nude photos to catfish for seeking online relationships with men. Sauer would then resign at 5 pm on the same day.[21][22]
  • 53rd district: David Harris: On October 4, 2017, Harris announced his retirement from the Illinois House citing frustration from the Illinois Budget Impasse. Harris was one of the Republicans who crossed party lines to vote to end the Illinois Budget Impasse which included an income tax increase.[23]
  • 64th district: Barbara Wheeler: Wheeler will not run for reelection in 2018.[24]
  • 65th district: Steven Andersson: On August 16, 2017, Andersson announced he would not seek reelection to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2018 during an appearance on Chicago Tonight. Andersson was one of the Republicans who voted to end the Illinois budget impasse which included an income tax increase.[25]
  • 70th district: Bob Pritchard: The 72 year old legislator announced he would retire at the end of the 100th General Assembly. Pritchard was one of the Republicans who voted to end the Illinois budget impasse which included an income tax increase.[26]
  • 89th district: Brian W. Stewart: Stewart is vacating his seat to run for the senate seat being vacated by Tim Bivins.[27]
  • 99th district: Sara Wojcicki Jimenez: Wojcicki Jimenez announced she would not seek reelection in 2018.[28]
  • 101st district: Bill Mitchell: The Assistant Republican Leader announced he would not run for another term in the Illinois House on August 3, 2017.[29]
  • 104th district: Chad Hays: On July 7, 2017, Hays announced his retirement from the Illinois House citing the budget impasse.[30]
  • 107th district: John Cavaletto: On September 18, 2017, Cavaletto announced he would not be seeking reelection.[31]
  • 110th district: Reggie Phillips: On September 22, 2017, Phillips announced he would not run for a third term.[32]

Elections by district

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District 1

The 1st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Forest View, as well as all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Archer Heights, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, Garfield Ridge, New City, and West Elsdon.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Daniel J. Burke since January 9, 2013, previously serving the 23rd district from January 9, 1991 to January 9, 2013.[35] Burke faced a primary challenger from Aaron Ortiz, a teacher and college counselor for Back of the Yards High School.[36] After defeating Burke in the primary, Ortiz faced no Republican challenger.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aaron Ortiz 5,636 53.12
Democratic Daniel J. Burke (incumbent) 4,974 46.88
Total votes 10,610 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aaron Ortiz 16,913 100.0
Total votes 16,913 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2

The 2nd district includes all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Armour Square, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Lower West Side, McKinley Park, Near South Side, Near West Side, and New City.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Theresa Mah since January 11, 2017.[39] Mah faced neither a Democratic challenger in her primary election nor a Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Theresa Mah (incumbent) 10,659 100.0
Total votes 10,659 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Theresa Mah (incumbent) 20,455 100.0
Total votes 20,455 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

The 3rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Elmwood Park, as well as all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Austin, Belmont Cragin, Dunning, Hermosa, Logan Square, Montclare, and Portage Park.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Luis Arroyo since his appointment in December 2006. He was an Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 100th General Assembly.[40] Arroyo faced neither a Democratic challenger in his primary nor a Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Arroyo (incumbent) 7,893 100.0
Total votes 7,893 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Arroyo (incumbent) 19,782 100.0
Total votes 19,782 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

The 4th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and West Town.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Cynthia Soto since January 10, 2001.[41] Soto would run for commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and would not run for re-election for her seat.[3] The Democratic primary for the 4th district seat featured four candidates.

  • Iris J. Millán, Community Affairs Liaison for Wilbur Wright College, former Community Development Manager of St. Joseph Services, and former Director of Community Affairs for the 1st Ward Office for the City of Chicago.[42]
  • Alyx S. Pattison, Campaign staffer and Congressional Aide to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, former Local School Council Member and tutor of Jose de Diego Community Academy, Wicker Park, and former Commissioner of the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues.[43]
  • Delia C. Ramirez, former Campaign Chair for Irizarry for 26th Ward Alderman, former Deputy Director of the Community Renewal Society, and former Executive Director of the Center for Changing Lives.[44]
  • Anne Shaw, Community Activist and Civil Rights Attorney.[45]

After winning her primary election, Ramirez would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Delia Ramirez 7,120 47.99
Democratic Iris J. Millan 3,076 20.73
Democratic Alyx S. Pattison 2,346 15.81
Democratic Anne Shaw 2,294 15.46
Total votes 14,836 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Delia Ramirez 31,797 99.98
Write-in votes Justin Tucker 6 0.02
Total votes 31,803 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5

The 5th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Armour Square, Avalon Park, Douglas, Englewood, Fuller Park, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Juliana Stratton since January 11, 2017.[46] Stratton would later on become Governor J.B. Pritzker's running mate for Lieutenant Governor, leaving her seat open.[4] The Democratic primary for the 5th district seat featured four candidates.

  • Felicia Bullock, first-time candidate and procurement buyer.[47]
  • Ken Dunkin, former representative of the 5th district, losing his primary race in 2016 to former representative Juliana Stratton.
  • Lamont Robinson, small business owner, Director of the Kappa Leadership Institute based out of Kenwood High School, and member of the 51st Street Business Association.[48]
  • Dilara Sayeed, first-time candidate and volunteer for several campaigns and candidates over 15 years, educator, and tech entrepreneur.[49]

After winning his primary election, Robinson would face no Republican challenger in the general election. Through his election and swearing-in, Lamont Robinson made history by becoming the first openly LGBTQ person of color to serve in the Illinois General Assembly.[50]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lamont Robinson 7,230 40.83
Democratic Dilara Sayeed 4,844 27.36
Democratic Ken Dunkin 3,246 18.33
Democratic Felicia Bullock 2,387 13.48
Total votes 17,707 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lamont Robinson 35,388 100.0
Total votes 35,388 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6

The 6th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Armour Square, Bridgeport, Chicago Lawn, Douglas, Englewood, Fuller Park, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side, Near West Side, New City, and West Englewood.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Sonya Harper since her appointment in October 2015.[51] Harper faced neither a Democratic challenger in her primary nor a Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sonya Harper (incumbent) 11,564 100.0
Total votes 11,564 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sonya Harper (incumbent) 26,000 100.0
Total votes 26,000 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7

The 7th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Oak Brook, River Forest, Westchester, and Western Springs.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch since January 9, 2013.[52] Welch faced neither any Democratic challenger in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel "Chris" Welch (incumbent) 16,269 100.0
Total votes 16,269 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel "Chris" Welch (incumbent) 35,678 100.0
Total votes 35,678 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8

The 8th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Berwyn, Brookfield, Forest Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, North Riverside, and Oak Park and parts of the Chicago neighborhood of Austin.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat La Shawn Ford since January 10, 2007.[53] Ford faced neither a Democratic challenger in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic La Shawn Ford (incumbent) 15,419 100.0
Total votes 15,419 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic La Shawn Ford (incumbent) 31,923 100.0
Total votes 31,923 100.0
Democratic hold

District 9

The 9th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of East Garfield Park, Lincoln Park, Loop, Lower West Side, Near North Side, Near West Side, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, West Garfield Park, and West Town.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Art Turner since December 2010. He was the Deputy Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 100th General Assembly.[54] Turner faced neither any Democratic challenger in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Art Turner (incumbent) 11,767 100.0
Total votes 11,767 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Art Turner (incumbent) 30,951 100.0
Total votes 30,951 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10

The 10th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Near North Side, Near West Side, West Garfield Park, and West Town.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Melissa Conyears-Ervin since January 11, 2017.[55] Conyears-Ervin faced neither any Democratic challenger in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melissa Conyears-Ervin (incumbent) 12,396 100.0
Total votes 12,396 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melissa Conyears-Ervin (incumbent) 31,649 100.0
Total votes 31,649 100.0
Democratic hold

District 11

The 11th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Albany Park, Avondale, Irving Park, Lake View, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, and North Center.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Ann Williams since January 12, 2011.[56] Williams faced neither any Democratic challenger in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Williams (incumbent) 17,007 100.0
Total votes 17,007 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Williams (incumbent) 42,291 100.0
Total votes 42,291 100.0
Democratic hold

District 12

The 12th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Lake View, Lincoln Park, Near North Side, and Uptown.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Sara Feigenholtz since January 11, 1995.[57] Feigenholtz faced neither any Democratic challenger in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sara Feigenholtz (incumbent) 18,262 100.0
Total votes 18,262 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sara Feigenholtz (incumbent) 46,346 100.0
Total votes 46,346 100.0
Democratic hold

District 13

The 13th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Albany Park, Edgewater, Lake View, North Center, North Park, Rogers Park, Uptown, and West Ridge.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Greg Harris since December 2006. He was an Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 100th General Assembly.[58] Harris faced neither any Democratic challenger in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Greg Harris (incumbent) 18,045 100.0
Total votes 18,045 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Greg Harris (incumbent) 39,456 100.0
Total votes 39,456 100.0
Democratic hold

District 14

The 14th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Evanston and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Edgewater, Rogers Park, Uptown, and West Ridge.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Kelly Cassidy since her appointment in May 2011.[59] Cassidy faced a primary challenger from Arthur Noah Siegel, former worker on Bernie Sanders' campaign and business owner in construction.[60] After winning her primary election, Cassidy would not face any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly Cassidy (incumbent) 16,609 85.94
Democratic Arthur Noah Siegel 2,718 14.06
Total votes 19,327 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly Cassidy (incumbent) 37,446 100.0
Total votes 37,446 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15

The 15th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, and Skokie and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Albany Park, Forest Glen, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, North Park, and Norwood Park.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat John D'Amico since November 2004.[61] D'Amico faced a Republican challenger from Amanda Biela, a first-time candidate, former Chicago public school teacher, and past president of the local parenting organization Moms Club of Northwest Chicagoland.[62]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John D'Amico (incumbent) 11,861 100.0
Total votes 11,861 100.0
Republican Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amanda Biela 3,096 100.0
Total votes 3,096 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John D'Amico (incumbent) 21,908 61.50
Republican Amanda Biela 13,714 38.50
Total votes 35,622 100.0
Democratic hold

District 16

The 16th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Skokie and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of North Park and West Ridge.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Lou Lang since his appointment in July 1987.[63] Lang faced neither any Democratic challenger in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election. After winning his election, Lang would resign two days before his inauguration to work as a lobbyist.[64] Yehiel Mark Kalish was appointed to fill the seat.[65]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Lang (incumbent) 11,698 100.0
Total votes 11,698 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Lang (incumbent) 24,605 100.0
Total votes 24,605 100.0
Democratic hold

District 17

The 17th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Evanston, Glenview, Golf, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Skokie, and Wilmette.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Laura Fine since January 9, 2013.[66] On July 28, 2017, Fine announced her intention to run for the senate seat being vacated by Daniel Biss, leaving her seat open.[5] The Democratic primary for the 17th district seat featured five candidates.

The Republican primary for the 17th district seat featured Peter Lee, attorney and president of the Korean Association of Chicago.[72]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz 7,800 36.61
Democratic Candance Chow 7,165 33.63
Democratic Mary Rita Luecke 3,526 16.55
Democratic Alexandra Eidenberg 1,812 8.51
Democratic Pete Dagher 1,002 4.70
Total votes 21,305 100.0
Republican Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Lee 4,631 100.0
Total votes 4,631 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz 34,328 69.20
Republican Peter Lee 15,281 30.80
Total votes 49,609 100.0
Democratic hold

District 18

The 18th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Robyn Gabel since her appointment in April 2010.[73] The Republican challenger in this election was Julie Cho, an operations consultant.[74]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robyn Gabel (incumbent) 19,926 100.0
Total votes 19,926 100.0
Republican Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julie Cho 3,944 100.0
Total votes 3,944 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robyn Gabel (incumbent) 37,966 72.09
Republican Julie Cho 14,697 27.91
Total votes 52,663 100.0
Democratic hold

District 19

The 19th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Elmwood Park, Harwood Heights, Norridge, and River Grove and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Dunning, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, O'Hare, and Portage Park.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Robert Martwick since January 9, 2013.[75] Martwick faced a primary challenger from Jeffrey La Porte, police officer, former Director for the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce, and former Parent Representative for Onahan Elementary LSC.[76] The Republican challenger in this election was Ammie Kessem, sergeant of police and an active parishioner of the St. Monica Catholic Church.[77]

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Martwick (incumbent) 9,332 67.16
Democratic Jeffrey La Porte 4,563 32.84
Total votes 13,895 100.0
Republican Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ammie Kessem 2,637 100.0
Total votes 2,637 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Martwick (incumbent) 21,389 60.69
Republican Ammie Kessem 13,852 39.31
Total votes 35,241 100.0
Democratic hold

District 20

The 20th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Des Plaines, Franklin Park, Harwood Heights, Niles, Norridge, Park Ridge, Rosemont, and Schiller Park and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Dunning, Edison Park, Norwood Park, and O'Hare.[33][34] The district has been represented by Republican Michael McAuliffe since his appointment in July 1996. He was the Assistant Republican Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 100th General Assembly.[78] McAuliffe is the only Republican to serve parts of Chicago in the Illinois House. According to Illinois Election Data, the 20th district was the most Democratic district represented by a Republican during the election.[79] The Democratic challenger in this election was Merry Marwig, former Democratic candidate for this district in 2016 and owner of a data security company. After winning her primary, Marwig announced she would step down from the race, saying “changing circumstances in my family have forced me to reconsider my run.”[80] After Marwig stepped down from the race, McAuliffe would face no other Democratic challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Merry Marwig 10,411 100.0
Total votes 10,411 100.0
Republican Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McAuliffe (incumbent) 5,382 100.0
Total votes 5,382 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McAuliffe (incumbent) 27,053 100.0
Total votes 27,053 100.0
Republican hold

District 21

The 21st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Riverside, Stickney, and Summit and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Brighton Park, Garfield Ridge, Lower West Side, McKinley Park, and South Lawndale.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Silvana Tabares since January 9, 2013.[81] After winning her primary, Tabares was appointed as the 23rd Ward alderman of Chicago on June 15, 2018 after Mike Zalewski retired from the position on May 31, 2018.[6] Celina Villanueva, youth engagement manager for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and former director of Organizing for Chicago Votes was appointed July 24, 2018 to the state representative seat.[82] Villanueva faced no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Silvana Tabares (incumbent) 7,519 100.0
Total votes 7,519 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Celina Villanueva (incumbent) 15,344 100.0
Total votes 15,344 100.0
Democratic hold

District 22

The 22nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bedford Park and Burbank and includes all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Archer Heights, Ashburn, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, Clearing, Gage Park, Garfield Ridge, West Elsdon, and West Lawn.[33][34] The district has been represented by Mike Madigan since January 13, 1971. He was the 67th Speaker of the House from 1983 to 1995 and has been the 69th Speaker of the House since 1997.[83] He has been chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois since 1998.[84] Madigan faced neither any Democratic challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Madigan (incumbent) 12,597 100.0
Total votes 12,597 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Madigan (incumbent) 21,619 100.0
Total votes 21,619 100.0
Democratic hold

District 23

The 23rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bedford Park, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burbank, Cicero, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Hodgkins, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Park, McCook, Riverside, and Summit.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Michael Zalewski since December 2008.[85] Zalewski faced neither any Democratic challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Zalewski (incumbent) 8,431 100.0
Total votes 8,431 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Zalewski (incumbent) 19,161 100.0
Total votes 19,161 100.0
Democratic hold

District 24

The 24th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Berwyn, Brookfield, Cicero, Riverside, and Stickney and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhood of South Lawndale.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez since January 10, 2007.[86] Hernandez faced a primary challenger from Robert Rafael Reyes, Vice President of Realty of Chicago, worked on Antonio Villaraigosa’s Mayoral Campaign in Los Angeles, and an Alumni of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute D.C.[87] After winning her primary, Hernandez would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez (incumbent) 6,308 57.67
Democratic Robert Rafael Reyes 4,630 42.33
Total votes 10,938 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez (incumbent) 19,329 100.0
Total votes 19,329 100.0
Democratic hold

District 25

The 25th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Calumet Heights, East Side, Hegewisch, Hyde Park, Kenwood, South Chicago, South Deering, South Shore, and Woodlawn.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie since January 13, 1993. She had served the Illinois House since January 1979. She had been Majority Leader of the Illinois House since 1997.[88] Currie announced she would be retiring from the House and would not run for re-election.[7] As a result of the seat of a major political player in the Illinois House now being open, the Democratic primary for the seat was very crowded. The primary featured seven candidates:

  • William Calloway, community leader, activist, and one of Laquan McDonald Video Revealers.[89]
  • Angelique Collins, small business owner, lobbyist, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority[90]
  • Adrienne Irmer, former Legislative Coordinator to the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management, a 2018 Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and involved with several social causes for over 16 years.[91]
  • Anne Marie Miles, attorney and Aldermanic candidate for 5th Ward of Chicago in 2011 and 2015.[92]
  • Grace Chan McKibben, Development Director at Indo-American Center, former Chief of Staff at Illinois Department of Employment Security, and former Deputy Director at Chinese American Service League.[93]
  • Flynn Rush, Community Outreach Specialist for the Cook County Assessors Office, Employment Specialist for the Rebirth of Englewood Community Development Corporation, and Precinct Captain, Area Coordinator for various campaigns including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Harold Washington.[94]
  • Curtis Tarver II, trial attorney, Board of Trustees Member of Depaul USA, and member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council for Big Shoulders Fund.[95]

After winning his primary, Tarver would not face a Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Curtis Tarver II 4,737 25.21
Democratic Flynn Rush 3,071 16.34
Democratic Grace Chan McKibben 2,838 15.10
Democratic Adrienne Irmer 2,811 14.96
Democratic Angelique Collins 2,260 12.03
Democratic Anne Marie Miles 1,731 9.21
Democratic William Calloway 1,343 7.15
Total votes 18,791 100.0
General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Curtis Tarver II 32,796 99.93
Write-in votes Denise Anita Hill 23 0.07
Total votes 32,819 100.0
Democratic hold

District 26

The 26th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Calumet Heights, Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side, South Chicago, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Christian Mitchell since January 9, 2013.[96] Mitchell faced neither any Democratic challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election. After winning his election and the election of Governor J.B. Pritzker, Mitchell would join the Pritzker administration as a deputy governor.[97] Kam Buckner was appointed to serve out the remainder of Mitchell's term.[98]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christian Mitchell (incumbent) 15,926 100.0
Total votes 15,926 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christian Mitchell (incumbent) 35,992 100.0
Total votes 35,992 100.0
Democratic hold

District 27

The 27th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Alsip, Blue Island, Crestwood, Midlothian, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Robbins, and Worth and parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Auburn Gresham, Beverly, Chatham, Morgan Park, Roseland, Washington Heights, and West Pullman.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Justin Slaughter since his appointment in January 2017.[101] Slaughter faced a primary challenger from Tawana J. (T.J.) Robinson, a special education teacher, former campaigner with LSC members of the Riverdale School District 133, and former campaigner with the various school board members of District 205 Proviso Township High Schools.[102] After winning his primary, Slaughter would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Slaughter (incumbent) 10,917 54.55
Democratic Tawana J. (T.J.) Robinson 9,095 45.45
Total votes 20,012 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Slaughter (incumbent) 33,526 100.0
Total votes 33,526 100.0
Democratic hold

District 28

The 28th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Blue Island, Calumet Park, Crestwood, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Riverdale, Robbins, and Tinley Park and parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Morgan Park, Roseland, and West Pullman.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Robert Rita since January 8, 2003.[103] Rita faced two challengers in his primary election. Mary Carvlin, teacher, Blue Island Library Board trustee for 6 years, and founder of Northeast Blue Island Resident Action Group (now a Rain Ready / CNT group) to solve flooding issues.[104] Kimberly Nicole Koschnitzky, a Connected Vehicle Specialist for General Motors.[105] As a result of the ongoing Me Too movement, Rita's past domestic battery case with a former girlfriend came back into the limelight, previously being at the center of his 2002 election to the seat, as his aforementioned former girlfriend sides with Rita's primary challenger Carvlin.[106] Carvlin would accuse fellow primary challenger Koschnitzky of being a 'ghost candidate' from Speaker Mike Madigan to split the vote between Carvlin and Koschnitzky to guarantee Rita won in the primary.[107] After winning his primary election, Rita would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Rita (incumbent) 11,123 69.99
Democratic Mary Carvlin 2,752 17.32
Democratic Kimberly Nicole Koschnitzky 2,017 12.69
Total votes 15,892 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Rita (incumbent) 28,841 100.0
Total votes 28,841 100.0
Democratic hold

District 29

The 29th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Calumet Heights, Chicago Heights, Crete, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Monee, Phoenix, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Thornton, and University Park and parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Riverdale and West Pullman.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Thaddeus Jones since January 12, 2011.[108] Jones faced a primary challenger from Corean Davis, a human resource professional.[109] After winning his primary, Jones would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thaddeus Jones (incumbent) 11,021 64.23
Democratic Corean Davis 6,137 35.77
Total votes 17,158 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thaddeus Jones (incumbent) 33,109 100.0
Total votes 33,109 100.0
Democratic hold

District 30

The 30th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Blue Island, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, and Robbins.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Will Davis since January 8, 2003.[110] Davis faced neither a Democratic challenger in his primary nor a Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Davis (incumbent) 10,569 100.0
Total votes 10,569 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Davis (incumbent) 25,787 100.0
Total votes 25,787 100.0
Democratic hold

District 31

The 31st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burr Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Hodgkins, Hometown, Indian Head Park, Justice, Oak Lawn, Palos Hills, and Willow Springs and parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, and West Englewood.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Mary E. Flowers since January 9, 1985. She was an Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House during the 100th General Assembly.[111] She faced a primary challenger from Willie Preston, carpenter, Community Representative for Scott Joplin Elementary School, and former community organizer for SouthSiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL).[112] After winning her primary, Flowers would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary E. Flowers (incumbent) 14,077 82.78
Democratic Willie Preston 2,929 17.22
Total votes 17,006 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary E. Flowers (incumbent) 30,214 100.0
Total votes 30,214 100.0
Democratic hold

District 32

The 32nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bridgeview, Burbank, Hickory Hills, Justice, and Oak Lawn and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, West Englewood, and Woodlawn.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Andre Thapedi since January 14, 2009.[113] Thapedi faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andre Thapedi (incumbent) 10,273 100.0
Total votes 10,273 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andre Thapedi (incumbent) 22,901 100.0
Total votes 22,901 100.0
Democratic hold

District 33

The 33rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Burnham, Calumet City, Ford Heights, Lansing, Lynwood, and Sauk Village and includes all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Avalon Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, Chatham, East Side, Hegewisch, South Chicago, and South Deering.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Marcus C. Evans Jr. since his appointment in April 2012.[114] Evans Jr. faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marcus C. Evans Jr. (incumbent) 16,541 100.0
Total votes 16,541 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marcus C. Evans Jr. (incumbent) 32,916 100.0
Total votes 32,916 100.0
Democratic hold

District 34

The 34th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Beecher, Bourbonnais, Burnham, Calumet City, Crete, Ford Heights, Grant Park, Lansing, Lynwood, Manteno, Momence, Peotone, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Willowbrook and includes all or parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Hegewisch, Pullman, Riverdale, Roseland, South Deering, and West Pullman.[33][34] The district had been represented by Democrat Elgie Sims since his appointment in August 2012.[115] After State Senator Donne Trotter announced his retirement, Sims was appointed to his seat and sworn in on January 26, 2018.[8] Nicholas Smith, former Chicago 9th Ward Streets & Sanitation Superintendent, Legislative Aide to the Committee on Transportation and Public Way, and Community Liaison/ Coordinator for Chicago State University was appointed to the seat in February 2018.[116][117] Smith did not face any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elgie Sims 14,926 100.0
Total votes 14,926 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicholas Smith (incumbent) 31,939 100.0
Total votes 31,939 100.0
Democratic hold

District 35

The 35th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Merrionette Park, Oak Lawn, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Tinley Park, and Worth and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Auburn Gresham, Beverly, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, and Washington Heights.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Frances Ann Hurley since January 9, 2013.[118] Herb Hebein, former Chicago police officer, was the Republican challenger in this election.[119]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frances Ann Hurley (incumbent) 17,377 100.0
Total votes 17,377 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Herb Hebein 4,413 100.0
Total votes 4,413 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frances Ann Hurley (incumbent) 30,511 68.82
Republican Herb Hebein 13,821 31.18
Total votes 44,332 100.0
Democratic hold

District 36

The 36th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Willow Springs, and Worth and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Beverly, and Mount Greenwood.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Kelly M. Burke since January 12, 2011.[120] Burke faced neither any challengers in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly M. Burke (incumbent) 14,361 100.0
Total votes 14,361 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly M. Burke (incumbent) 30,339 100.0
Total votes 30,339 100.0
Democratic hold

District 37

The 37th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, and Tinley Park.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Margo McDermed since January 14, 2015.[121] McDermed faced a Democratic challenger in the general election from Matthew Hunt, property and casualty insurance agent for his family's agency, Hunt Insurance Group, Board Member of the Illinois State Fire Marshall Elevator Safety Division, and Trustee of the Palos Heights Police Pension Board.[122]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew Hunt 8,355 100.0
Total votes 8,355 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Margo McDermed (incumbent) 8,046 100.0
Total votes 8,046 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Margo McDermed (incumbent) 27,148 57.98
Democratic Matthew Hunt 19,675 42.02
Total votes 46,823 100.0
Republican hold

District 38

The 38th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Matteson, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Tinley Park, and University Park.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Al Riley since January 10, 2007.[123] On September 26, 2017, Riley announced he would not seek reelection to a seventh term.[9] The Democratic primary for the 38th district featured four candidates:

  • David Bonner, former legal officer and administrative law attorney in the Department of the Army’s Office of The Inspector General, at the The Pentagon, former Illinois Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Trials and Prosecutions unit, and formerly worked on Barack Obama's Senate campaign.[124]
  • Cecil Matthews Jr., finance supervisor for Winston & Strawn LLP, first-time candidate[125]
  • Debbie Meyers-Martin, former village president and trustee of Olympia Fields, president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, and former member of several advisory boards, economic boards, and regulatory boards.[126]
  • Max Solomon, attorney, adjunct professor at South Suburban College, and former primary candidate for the 19th district in the Illinois Senate.[127]

After winning her primary, Meyers-Martin would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Meyers-Martin 7,974 44.83
Democratic David Bonner 4,685 26.34
Democratic Max Solomon 3,177 17.86
Democratic Cecil Matthews Jr. 1,953 10.98
Total votes 17,789 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Meyers-Martin 35,832 100.0
Total votes 35,832 100.0
Democratic hold

District 39

The 39th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Dunning, Hermosa, Irving Park, Logan Square, and Portage Park.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Will Guzzardi since January 14, 2015.[128] Guzzardi faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Guzzardi (incumbent) 11,086 100.0
Total votes 11,086 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Guzzardi (incumbent) 26,106 100.0
Total votes 26,106 100.0
Democratic hold

District 40

The 40th district includes parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Albany Park, Avondale, Irving Park, Logan Square, and Portage Park.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Jaime Andrade Jr. since his appointment in August 2013.[129] Andrade Jr. faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jaime Andrade Jr. (incumbent) 12,191 100.0
Total votes 12,191 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jaime Andrade Jr. (incumbent) 27,755 99.98
Write-in votes William Cade 6 0.02
Total votes 27,761 100.0
Democratic hold

District 41

The 41st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bolingbrook, Naperville, and Warrenville.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Grant Wehrli since January 14, 2015.[130] Val Montgomery was the democratic challenger in this election. Montgomery would later be found to be incorrectly listed by the DuPage County Election Commission as living in the 41st district, whereas her address placed her in the 49th district. DuPage County Judge Bonnie Wheaton as a result ruled that Montgomery could not be a candidate in the election and if elected could only be seated if she wins and the Illinois General Assembly decided to seat her. Despite this ruling, Montgomery did not withdraw from the race and remained on the ballot.[131]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Montgomery 8,809 100.0
Total votes 8,809 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Grant Wehrli (incumbent) 7,414 100.0
Total votes 7,414 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Grant Wehrli (incumbent) 24,798 52.00
Democratic Val Montgomery 22,890 48.00
Total votes 47,688 100.0
Republican hold

District 42

The 42nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Jeanne Ives since January 9, 2013.[132] Ives announced in October 2017 her intention to run for Governor and would not run for reelection to her seat.[18] The Republican primary for the 42nd district seat featured three candidates.

Burt Minor would face controversy after the leak of a conversation he had with Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General Erika Harold. The conversation involved Burt Minor asking Erika Harold about her marriage status, asking if she was a "lesbo" and frequent use of the n-word in front of her and her assistant, asking whether Erika Harold found it offensive.[136]

Kathleen Carrier, family caregiver, precinct committeeman since 2003, and former chair of the Wayne Township Democratic Party was the sole Democratic nominee for the 42nd district.[137]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen V. Carrier 9,469 100.0
Total votes 9,469 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amy L. Grant 7,593 66.26
Republican Burt Minor 2,567 22.40
Republican Ryan Edward Byrne 1,299 11.34
Total votes 11,459 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amy L. Grant 26,381 52.24
Democratic Kathleen V. Carrier 24,122 47.76
Total votes 50,503 100.0
Republican hold

District 43

The 43rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and South Elgin.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Anna Moeller since her appointment in March 2014.[138] Moeller faced a Republican challenger in the general election from Andrew Cuming, propert management company owner, member of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, and President of the Elgin Southwest Area Neighbors.[139]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Moeller (incumbent) 4,270 100.0
Total votes 4,270 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew R. Cuming 2,197 100.0
Total votes 2,197 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Moeller (incumbent) 14,631 70.61
Republican Andrew R. Cuming 6,090 29.39
Total votes 20,721 100.0
Democratic hold

District 44

The 44th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Streamwood.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Fred Crespo since January 10, 2007.[140] Crespo faced a Republican challenger in the general election from Katy Dolan Baumer, business owner, worked as President of the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce, and clerk to the Hanover Township.[141][142]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Crespo (incumbent) 6,459 100.0
Total votes 6,459 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Katy Dolan Baumer 3,174 100.0
Total votes 3,174 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Crespo (incumbent) 18,028 65.59
Republican Katy Dolan Baumer 9,459 34.41
Total votes 27,487 100.0
Democratic hold

District 45

The 45th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Itasca, Roselle, Streamwood, Wayne, West Chicago, and Wood Dale.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Christine Winger since January 14, 2015.[143] Prior to the primary election, the Democratic nominee for the district was Cynthia Borbas, IT consultant, formerly volunteered at the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce, and formerly volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank.[144] At some unknown time, Borbas would withdraw from the race. Diane Pappas, attorney specializing in corporate counsel, former President of the Friends of the Itasca Community Library, and a Democratic Precinct Committeeman of Addison Township Precinct 23 would become the Democratic candidate for the general election.[145]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cynthia Borbas 6,885 100.0
Total votes 6,885 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christine Winger (incumbent) 7,630 100.0
Total votes 7,630 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Pappas 20,383 50.84
Republican Christine Winger (incumbent) 19,711 49.16
Total votes 40,094 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 46

The 46th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Lombard, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park, and Wheaton.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Deb Conroy since January 9, 2013.[146] The Republican primary saw two candidates seek the nomination for the general election. Gordon "Jay" Kinzler, doctor and surgeon, member of the Glen Ellyn Park District Board, and former commissioner of the Environmental Commission of the Village of Glen Ellyn.[147] Roger Orozco, police detective and former school board member of Community Consolidated School District 93.[148]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deb Conroy (incumbent) 6,269 100.0
Total votes 6,269 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon "Jay" Kinzler 3,783 79.44
Republican Roger Orozco 979 20.56
Total votes 4,762 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deb Conroy (incumbent) 18,679 58.68
Republican Gordon "Jay" Kinzler 13,155 41.32
Total votes 31,834 100.0
Democratic hold

District 47

The 47th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park, Western Springs, Westmont, and Willowbrook.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Patti Bellock since January 13, 1999.[149] She had been the Deputy House Minority Leader since October 2013. On August 1, 2017, Bellock announced her intention to retire at the end of her term.[19] Deanne Mazzochi, lawyer, business owner, and former chairman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, was the Republican nominee for this election.[150] The Democratic primary featured two candidates. Jim Caffrey, former customer team manager for Clorox, a Democratic Precinct Committeeman, and served in the Peace Corps for 2 years. Anne Sommerkamp, prenatal educator, former journalist from 1980 to 1999, and former candidate for Downers Grove Township Clerk in 2017.[151][152] Caffrey would go on to win the primary election and become the Democratic nominee. Patti Bellock would resign from her State Representative seat to serve as Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director. Candidate Mazzochi would then be appointed on July 16, 2018 to fill the vacancy.[153]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James M. "Jim" Caffrey 5,953 53.65
Democratic Anne Sommerkamp 5,142 46.35
Total votes 11,095 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Deanne Marie Mazzochi 8,758 100.0
Total votes 8,758 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Deanne Marie Mazzochi (incumbent) 26,515 51.53
Democratic James M. "Jim" Caffrey 24,938 48.47
Total votes 51,453 100.0
Republican hold

District 48

The 48th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park, and Wheaton.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Peter Breen since January 14, 2015.[154] The Democratic candidate for this election was Terra Costa Howard, lawyer, former member of the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education, and adjunct professor at College of DuPage.[155]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terra Costa Howard 10,859 100.0
Total votes 10,859 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Breen (incumbent) 8,609 100.0
Total votes 8,609 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terra Costa Howard 26,820 53.50
Republican Peter Breen (incumbent) 23,313 46.50
Total votes 50,133 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 49

The 49th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Naperville, North Aurora, South Elgin, St. Charles, Warrenville, Wayne, and West Chicago.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Mike Fortner since January 10, 2007.[156] Fortner announced August 7, 2017 that he would not seek reelection.[20] The Republican primary featured two candidates. Tonia Jane Khouri, business owner, DuPage County board member, and chair of the DuPage County Economic Development Committee.[157] Nic Zito, CEO of Rev3 Innovation Center, member of the DuPage PADS Homelessness Awareness board of directors, and member of the International Business Innovation Association board of directors.[158] Khouri would go on to become the Republican nominee. The Democratic nominee for this election was Karina Villa, school social worker, member of the West Chicago District 33 Board of Education since 2013, and vice president of the West Chicago 33 Board of Education.[159]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karina Villa 7,513 100.0
Total votes 7,513 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tonia Jane Khouri 5,250 65.55
Republican Nic Zito 2,759 34.45
Total votes 8,009 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karina Villa 22,133 53.81
Republican Tonia Jane Khouri 18,997 46.19
Total votes 41,130 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 50

The 50th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Campton Hills, Elburn, Geneva, Lily Lake, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Prestbury, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, and Yorkville.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Keith R. Wheeler since January 14, 2015.[160] The Democratic candidate for this election was James Leslie, firefighter/paramedic, former executive of the Naperville IAFF L4302, and first-time candidate.[161]

Democratic Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Leslie 7,118 100.0
Total votes 7,118 100.0
Republican Primary[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith R. Wheeler (incumbent) 8,074 100.0
Total votes 8,074 100.0
General Election[100]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith R. Wheeler (incumbent) 25,862 54.99
Democratic James Leslie 21,170 45.01
Total votes 47,032 100.0
Republican hold

District 51

The 51st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, and Waukegan.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Nick Sauer since December 2016.[162] Nick Sauer was slated to be the Republican nominee for the general election. On August 1, 2018, Politico reported on Sauer allegedly using his ex-girlfriend's nude photos to catfish for seeking online relationships with men. Sauer would then resign at 5 pm on the same day.[21][22] Helene Walsh, wife of former US representative Joe Walsh, was appointed to Sauer's seat on August 18, 2018.[163]

Mary Edly-Allen, bilingual teacher, co-founder of Foundation 46, and board member of the Illinois Science Olympiad was the Democratic candidate for the general election.[164]

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nick Sauer (incumbent) 9,003 100.0
Total votes 9,003 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Edly-Allen 25,950 50.36
Republican Helene Walsh (incumbent) 25,576 49.64
Total votes 51,526 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 52

The 52nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Fox River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lake in the Hills, North Barrington, Oakwood Hills, Port Barrington, Prairie Grove, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Trout Valley, and Wauconda.[33] The district has been represented by Republican David McSweeney since January 9, 2013.[167] McSweeney faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challengers in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David McSweeney (incumbent) 7,383 100.0
Total votes 7,383 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David McSweeney (incumbent) 30,399 100.0
Total votes 30,399 100.0
Republican hold

District 53

The 53rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, and Wheeling.[33] The district had been represented by Republican David Harris since January 12, 2011, previously serving the Illinois State House from January 12, 1983 to January 13, 1993.[168] Harris announced on October 4, 2017 that he would be retiring from the Illinois House, citing his frustrations with the Illinois Budget Impasse as he was one of the few Republicans who voted to overturn Governor Bruce Rauner's veto.[23] The Republican primary featured two candidates. Eddie Corrigan, outreach coordinator and cancer research and awareness advocate.[169] Katie Miller, registered nurse, religious education teacher, and a former basketball coach.[170] Corrigan would become the Republican nominee. The Democratic nominee for this election was Mark Walker, experienced in business and entrepreneurship for 35 years, treasurer of the Journeys organization, and member of the Arlington Heights Park Foundation Board. He previously served as State Representative from 2009-2011 in the 66th district.[171]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark L. Walker 11,975 100.0
Total votes 11,975 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie Corrigan 5,832 61.53
Republican Katie Miller 3,647 38.47
Total votes 9,479 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark L. Walker 23,792 52.44
Republican Eddie Corrigan 21,580 47.56
Total votes 45,372 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 54

The 54th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Deer Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and South Barrington.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Tom Morrison since January 12, 2011.[172] The Democratic candidate for this election was Maggie Trevor, principal, owner of Trevor Research Services, LLC, and member of the City of Rolling Meadows Environmental Committee since 2015.[173]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Trevor 9,763 100.0
Total votes 9,763 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Morrison (incumbent) 7,451 100.0
Total votes 7,451 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Morrison (incumbent) 22,490 50.05
Democratic Maggie Trevor 22,447 49.95
Total votes 44,937 100.0
Republican hold

District 55

The 55th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, and Schaumburg as well as parts of the Chicago neighborhood of O'Hare.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Marty Moylan since January 9, 2013.[174] The Republican challenger for this election was Marilyn Smolenski, business owner, volunteer for USO and Special Olympics, and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years.[175]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marty Moylan (incumbent) 9,433 100.0
Total votes 9,433 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marilyn Smolenski 4,690 100.0
Total votes 4,690 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marty Moylan (incumbent) 20,449 55.63
Republican Marilyn Smolenski 16,308 44.37
Total votes 36,757 100.0
Democratic hold

District 56

The 56th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, and Schaumburg.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Michelle Mussman since January 12, 2011.[176] The Republican primary for this election featured two candidates. Jillian Rose Bernas, international relations manager, a Schaumburg Township District Library Trustee, and Township of Schaumburg Mental Health Committee Member.[177] Char Kegarise, branch officer manager and member of the Schaumburg District 54 School Board.[178] Bernas would go on to become the Republican nominee for the general election.

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Mussman (incumbent) 8,361 100.0
Total votes 8,361 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jillian Rose Bernas 3,457 60.00
Republican Charlotte "Char" Kegarise 2,305 40.00
Total votes 5,762 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Mussman (incumbent) 21,352 58.86
Republican Jillian Rose Bernas 14,923 41.14
Total votes 36,275 100.0
Democratic hold

District 57

The 57th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Wheeling.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Elaine Nekritz since January 8, 2003.[179] Nekritz announced she was planning to resign in June 2017. Her official resignation became effective October 2, 2017.[10] Jonathan Carroll was appointed to Nekritz's seat on October 4, 2017.[180] Mary Battinus was the Republican challenger in this election. On May 29, 2018, Battinus withdrew from the race as a result of moving out of the state.[181]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jonathan Carroll (incumbent) 8,286 100.0
Total votes 8,286 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Battinus 3,726 100.0
Total votes 3,726 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jonathan Carroll (incumbent) 24,446 100.0
Total votes 24,446 100.0
Democratic hold

District 58

The 58th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Knollwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Mettawa, North Chicago, Northbrook, and Riverwoods.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Scott Drury since January 9, 2013.[182] Drury attempted to run for Governor of Illinois, but opted to run for Illinois Attorney General after the retirement of Lisa Madigan, leaving the 58th district seat open.[11] The Democratic nominee for this election was Bob Morgan, former lead healthcare attorney for Illinois, board member of the Anti-Defamation League, and serves as a trustee for Equip for Equality.[183] Cindy Masover was slated to be the Republican nominee for the general election until she decided to leave the race for personal reasons. Rick Lesser, small business owner and estate planning attorney, former member of the Lake Bluff Village Board of Trustees, and former president of the Lake County Bar Association, became the Republican nominee on July 26, 2018 for the general election.[184][185]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Morgan 12,194 100.0
Total votes 12,194 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cindy Masover 4,650 100.0
Total votes 4,650 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Morgan 29,974 63.81
Republican Fredric Bryan "Rick" Lesser 16,998 36.19
Total votes 46,972 100.0
Democratic hold

District 59

The 59th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Buffalo Grove, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Indian Creek, Knollwood, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Northbrook, Park City, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, Waukegan, and Wheeling.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Carol Sente since her appointment in September 2009.[186] Sente announced on September 12, 2017 that she would not seek reelection.[12] The Democratic primary featured two candidates. Daniel Didech, municipal attorney and supervisor of the Vernon Township.[187] Susan Malter, attorney, founding member of the Chicago Legal Responders Network, and an active member of the Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG).[188] Didech would go on to become the Democratic nominee for the general election. The Republican primary featured two candidates. Karen Feldman, residential realtor and Village Trustee of Lincolnshire from 2001-2018.[189] Marko Sukovic, business owner, former political director for Congressman Robert Dold, and outreach director for Turning Point USA.[190] Feldman would go on to become the Republican nominee for the general election.

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Didech 5,942 60.43
Democratic Susan Malter 3,891 39.57
Total votes 9,833 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Feldman 2,485 58.89
Republican Marko Sukovic 1,735 41.11
Total votes 4,220 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Didech 22,038 61.34
Republican Karen Feldman 13,891 38.66
Total votes 35,929 100.0
Democratic hold

District 60

The 60th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, and Waukegan.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Rita Mayfield since her appointment in July 2010.[191] Mayfield faced neither any challengers in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rita Mayfield (incumbent) 5,327 100.0
Total votes 5,327 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rita Mayfield (incumbent) 18,694 100.0
Total votes 18,694 100.0
Democratic hold

District 61

The 61st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Antioch, Beach Park, Gages Lake, Grandwood Park, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Old Mill Creek, Third Lake, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Sheri Jesiel since her appointment on July 2, 2014.[192] The Democratic nominee this election was Joyce Mason, human resources consultant, vice president of the board of education for the Woodland Consolidated Community School District 50, and a member of the board of directors for A Safe Place, a domestic violence organization.[193]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Mason 6,233 100.0
Total votes 6,233 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sheri Jesiel (incumbent) 5,392 100.0
Total votes 5,392 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Mason 20,015 51.58
Republican Sheri Jesiel (incumbent) 18,789 48.42
Total votes 38,804 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 62

The 62nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hainesville, Lake Villa, Long Lake, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Third Lake, Venetian Village, Volo, Wauconda, and Waukegan.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Sam Yingling since January 9, 2013.[194] The Republican primary featured two candidates. Ken Idstein, mortgage banker, member of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Grayslake Planning and Zoning Commission.[195] Adam Solano, financial advisor, former president of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in Illinois, and former president of NAIFA Chicago.[196] Idstein would go on to become the Republican nominee.

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Yingling (incumbent) 6,586 100.0
Total votes 6,586 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Idstein 3,387 61.46
Republican Adam Solano 2,124 38.54
Total votes 5,511 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Yingling (incumbent) 19,614 56.53
Republican Ken Idstein 15,082 43.47
Total votes 34,696 100.0
Democratic hold

District 63

The 63rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Bull Valley, Chemung, Crystal Lake, Greenwood, Harvard, Hebron, Johnsburg, Lakemoor, Marengo, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Pistakee Highlands, Richmond, Ringwood, Spring Grove, Union, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Steve Reick since January 11, 2017.[197] Reick faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Reick (incumbent) 8,334 100.0
Total votes 8,334 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Reick (incumbent) 26,121 100.0
Total votes 26,121 100.0
Republican hold

District 64

The 64th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Antioch, Bull Valley, Channel Lake, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Fox Lake Hills, Holiday Hills, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Lake Catherine, Lake Villa, Lakemoor, Lakewood, Lindenhurst, Long Lake, McHenry, Prairie Grove, Round Lake Heights, Spring Grove, Venetian Village, Volo, Wauconda, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Barbara Wheeler since January 9, 2013.[198] Wheeler announced on July 28, 2017 that she would not seek reelection in 2018.[24] The Republican nominee this election was Tom Weber, small business owner, member of the Lake County Board since 2012, and member of the Lake County Forest Preserve District Board.[199] The Democratic nominee for this election was Trisha Zubert, works in finance, a school board member and president, and a volunteer with Lake County Haven.[200]

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Weber 7,752 100.0
Total votes 7,752 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Weber 23,929 56.72
Democratic Trisha Zubert 18,262 43.28
Total votes 42,191 100.0
Republican hold

District 65

The 65th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Batavia, Burlington, Campton Hills, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Pingree Grove, South Elgin, St. Charles, and Wayne.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Steven Andersson since January 14, 2015.[201] Andersson announced on August 16, 2017 he would not seek reelection to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2018 during an appearance on Chicago Tonight. Andersson was one of the few Republicans during the Illinois Budget Impasse to vote to overturn Governor Bruce Rauner's veto.[25] The Republican nominee for this election was Dan Ugaste, attorney, former member of the Illinois Workers Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisor to Governor’s Office on Workers Comp Reform.[202] The Democratic nominee for this election was Richard Johnson, law and psychology teacher at Bartlett High School and President of the Elgin Teachers Association.[203][204]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Johnson 8,420 100.0
Total votes 8,420 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Ugaste 8,563 100.0
Total votes 8,563 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Ugaste 26,475 52.14
Democratic Richard Johnson 24,306 47.86
Total votes 50,781 100.0
Republican hold

District 66

The 66th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Algonquin, Carpetnersville, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Sleepy Hollow, and West Dundee.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Allen Skillicorn since January 11, 2017.[205] Skillicorn faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen Skillicorn (incumbent) 5,810 100.0
Total votes 5,810 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen Skillicorn (incumbent) 26,940 100.0
Total votes 26,940 100.0
Republican hold

District 67

The 67th district covers a large part of Rockford.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Litesa Wallace since her appointment in July 2014.[206] Wallace would become Daniel Biss' running mate for seeking the Democratic nomination in the gubernatorial election, leaving her seat open. The Democratic primary for this election featured four candidates.

  • Gerald O. Albert, self-employed, former candidate for several town, township, and county positions, and involved in several campaigns for elected officials in Rockford.[207]
  • Valerie DeCastris, community volunteer activist, worked as a research associate for the Illinois General Assembly, and founder of the Rockford Ethnic Village Neighborhood Association.[208]
  • Angela Fellars[209]
  • Maurice West, director of career development at Rockford University and member of the Community Action Agency Board in Rockford since 2013.[210]

After winning the Democratic nomination, West would face no Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maurice A. West II 2,786 39.81
Democratic Angela Fellars 1,913 27.33
Democratic Valeri DeCastris 1,532 21.89
Democratic Gerald O. Albert 768 10.97
Total votes 6,999 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maurice A. West II 18,623 100.0
Total votes 18,623 100.0
Democratic hold

District 68

The 68th district covers parts of Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockford, and Roscoe.[33] The district has been represented by Republican John Cabello since his appointment in August 2012.[211] The Democratic nominee for this election was Jake Castanza, the executive director of Project First Rate.[212]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jake Castanza 7,855 100.0
Total votes 7,855 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Cabello (incumbent) 10,119 100.0
Total votes 10,119 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Cabello (incumbent) 21,052 51.31
Democratic Jake Castanza 19,980 48.69
Total votes 41,032 100.0
Republican hold

District 69

The 69th district covers all or parts of Belvidere, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, New Milford, Poplar Grove, Rockford, Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit, and Timberlane.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Joe Sosnowski since January 12, 2011.[213] The Democratic nominee for this election was Angie Bodine, driver for First Student and Precinct Committee Person Secretary of Boone County Democrats.[214]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Angelique "Angie" Bodine 5,843 100.0
Total votes 5,843 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Sosnowski (incumbent) 10,232 100.0
Total votes 10,232 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Sosnowski (incumbent) 24,526 60.11
Democratic Angelique "Angie" Bodine 16,277 39.89
Total votes 40,803 100.0
Republican hold

District 70

The 70th district, located partly in the Chicagoland area, includes Belvidere, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Cortland, DeKalb, Elgin, Garden Prairie, Genoa, Hampshire, Hinckley, Kaneville, Kingston, Kirkland, Lily Lake, Malta, Maple Park, Poplar Grove, Sugar Grove, Sycamore, and Virgil.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Bob Pritchard since his appointment in December 2003.[215] Pritchard announced that he would be retiring at the end of his term. He was one of the few Republicans who voted to end the Illinois Budget Impasse.[26] The Republican nominee for this election was Jeff Keicher, small business owner.[216] The Democratic primary featured two candidates. Howard Solomon, retiree, member and secretary of the District 428 Board of Education, and former member of the Village of Fox Lake Planning Commission.[217] Paul Stoddard, retired Associate Professor of Geology at Northern Illinois University and member of the DeKalb County board.[218] Stoddard would go on to become the Democratic nominee for the general election. Republican candidate Keicher would later be appointed to the seat in July 2018 to finish the remainder of Pritchard's term.[219]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Stoddard 5,225 76.30
Democratic Howard Solomon 1,623 23.70
Total votes 6,848 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Keicher 6,546 100.0
Total votes 6,546 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Keicher (incumbent) 20,307 51.72
Democratic Paul Stoddard 18,955 48.28
Total votes 39,262 100.0
Republican hold

District 71

The 71st district, located partly in the Quad Cities area, covers all or parts of Albany, Carbon Cliff, Cleveland, Coal Valley, Colona, Como, Cordova, Deer Grove, East Moline, Erie, Fulton, Hampton, Hillsdale, Lyndon, Moline, Morrison, Port Byron, Prophetstown, Rapids City, Rock Falls, Savanna, Silvis, Sterling, Tampico, and Thomson.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Tony McCombie since January 11, 2017.[220] The Democratic nominee for this election was Joan Padilla, executive director of Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, former Sauk Valley Community College Trustee, and a member of the Sauk Valley Community College Foundation.[221]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan Padilla 6,067 100.0
Total votes 6,067 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony M. McCombie (incumbent) 7,599 100.0
Total votes 7,599 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony M. McCombie (incumbent) 23,870 58.68
Democratic Joan Padilla 16,805 41.32
Total votes 40,675 100.0
Republican hold

District 72

The 72nd district, located in the Quad Cities area, covers all or parts of Andalusia, Coyne Center, Milan, Moline, Oak Grove, Reynolds, Rock Island, and Rock Island Arsenal.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Michael Halpin since January 10, 2017.[222] The Republican nominee for this election was Glen Evans, Sr., former state house primary candidate for the Democratic Party in 2012 and 2016 and former candidate for multiple county and municipal positions.[223]

Democratic Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael W. Halpin (incumbent) 7,457 100.0
Total votes 7,457 100.0
Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glen Evans Sr. 3,380 100.0
Total votes 3,380 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael W. Halpin (incumbent) 21,966 62.04
Republican Glen Evans Sr. 13,440 37.96
Total votes 35,406 100.0
Democratic hold

District 73

The 73rd district, located in the Peoria metropolitan area, covers all or parts of Bay View Gardens, Bradford, Brimfield, Buda, Chillicothe, Dana, Dunlap, Elmwood, Germantown Hills, Henry, Hopewell, La Fayette, La Rose, Lacon, Leonore, Lostant, Metamora, Neponset, Peoria, Peoria Heights, Princeville, Roanoke, Rome, Rutland, Sparland, Spring Bay, Tiskilwa, Toluca, Toulon, Varna, Washburn, Wenona, Wyanet, and Wyoming.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Ryan Spain since January 11, 2017.[224] Spain faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Spain (incumbent) 10,986 100.0
Total votes 10,986 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Spain (incumbent) 38,897 100.0
Total votes 38,897 100.0
Republican hold

District 74

The 74th district covers all or parts of Aledo, Alexis, Alpha, Altona, Amboy, Andover, Annawan, Atkinson, Bishop Hill, Buda, Cambridge, Dover, East Galesburg, Galesburg, Galva, Geneseo, Gilson, Harmon, Henderson, Hooppole, Joy, Keithsburg, Kewanee, Knoxville, La Moille, London Mills, Manlius, Maquon, Matherville, Mineral, New Bedford, New Boston, North Henderson, Oak Run, Ohio, Oneida, Orion, Rio, Seaton, Sheffield, Sherrard, Sublette, Victoria, Viola, Walnut, Wataga, Williamsfield, Windsor, Woodhull, and Yates City.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Daniel Swanson since January 11, 2017.[225] Swanson faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Swanson (incumbent) 9,848 100.0
Total votes 9,848 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Swanson (incumbent) 36,925 100.0
Total votes 36,925 100.0
Republican hold

District 75

The 75th district, located in parts of the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Braceville, Braidwood, Carbon Hill, Channahon, Coal City, Diamond, Dwight, Godley, Joliet, Kinsman, Lake Holiday, Lakewood Shores, Lisbon, Marseilles, Mazon, Millbrook, Millington, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Oswego, Plano, Plattville, Ransom, Sandwich, Seneca, Sheridan, Verona, Wilmington, and Yorkville.[33] The district has been represented by Republican David Welter since his appointment in July 2016.[226] Welter faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Welter (incumbent) 8,156 100.0
Total votes 8,156 100.0
General Election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Welter (incumbent) 34,366 100.0
Total votes 34,366 100.0
Republican hold

District 76

The 76th district covers all or parts of Arlington, Bureau Junction, Cedar Point, Cherry, Dalzell, Dayton, De Pue, Dover, Grand Ridge, Granville, Hennepin, Hollowayville, Kangley, LaSalle, Ladd, Magnolia, Malden, Mark, Marseilles, McNabb, Naplate, North Utica, Oglesby, Ottawa, Peru, Seatonville, Spring Valley, Standard, Streator, Tonica, and Troy Grove.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Jerry Lee Long since January 11, 2017.[227] The Democratic primary featured two candidates. Jill Bernal, registered nurse, member of the La Salle County Board for the 8th district, and member of the Peru School Board.[228] Lance Yednock, business agent with Operating Engineers Local 150 and first-time candidate.[229] Yednock would go on to become the Democratic nominee for the general election.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lance Yednock 5,407 58.45
Democratic Jill M. Bernal 3,844 41.55
Total votes 9,251 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lee Long (incumbent) 5,342 100.0
Total votes 5,342 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lance Yednock 21,185 55.06
Republican Jerry Lee Long (incumbent) 17,293 44.94
Total votes 38,478 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 77

The 77th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklink Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Rosemont, Stone Park, Villa Park, and Wood Dale as well parts of the Chicago neighborhood of O'Hare.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Kathleen Willis since January 9, 2013.[232] The Republican nominee for this election was Anthony Airdo, sales director, former Republican candidate in the 2016 election, and a church volunteer.[233]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Willis (incumbent) 5,440 100.0
Total votes 5,440 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Airdo 2,440 100.0
Total votes 2,440 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Willis (incumbent) 15,420 70.58
Republican Anthony Airdo 6,429 29.42
Total votes 21,849 100.0
Democratic hold

District 78

The 78th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Oak Park, and River Grove and includes parts of the Chicago neighborhood of Austin.[33][34] The district has been represented by Democrat Camille Lilly since her appointment in April 2010.[234] Lilly faced neither any challengers in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Camille Lilly (incumbent) 18,051 100.0
Total votes 18,051 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Camille Lilly (incumbent) 36,237 100.0
Total votes 36,237 100.0
Democratic hold

District 79

The 79th district, located mostly in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Aroma Park, Beecher, Bonfield, Bourbonnais, Braceville, Bradley, Buckingham, Cabery, Chebanse, Coal City, East Brooklyn, Essex, Gardner, Godley, Herscher, Hopkins Park, Irwin, Kankakee, Limestone, Momence, Peotone, Reddick, Sammons Point, South Wilmington, St. Anne, Sun River Terrace, and Union Hill.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Lindsay Parkhurst since January 11, 2017.[235] The Democratic nominee for this election was former State Representative Lisa M. Dugan of the district from December 2003 to January 9, 2013. The race, dubbed a "battle royal" by the Daily Journal, is expected to cost in the millions of dollars.[236]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lisa M. Dugan 4,919 100.0
Total votes 4,919 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lindsay Parkhurst (incumbent) 5,263 100.0
Total votes 5,263 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lindsay Parkhurst (incumbent) 19,702 56.13
Democratic Lisa M. Dugan 15,397 43.87
Total votes 35,099 100.0
Republican hold

District 80

The 80th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Joliet, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton, University Park, and Wilmington.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Anthony DeLuca since his appointment in March 2009.[237] DeLuca faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony DeLuca (incumbent) 12,640 100.0
Total votes 12,640 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony DeLuca (incumbent) 32,192 100.0
Total votes 32,192 100.0
Democratic hold

District 81

The 81st district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Bolingbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Westmont, and Woodridge.[33] The district had been represented by Republican David S. Olsen since his appointment on August 3, 2016.[238] The Democratic nominee for this election was Anne Stava-Murray, former consumer researcher, member of the Naperville Board of Fire & Police, and a former student non-voting member of the Naperville Board of Zoning Appeals from 2002-2004.[239]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anne M. Stava-Murray 10,935 100.0
Total votes 10,935 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David S. Olsen (incumbent) 8,924 100.0
Total votes 8,924 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anne M. Stava-Murray 25,124 50.94
Republican David S. Olsen (incumbent) 24,194 49.06
Total votes 49,318 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 82

The 82nd district, located in the Chicagoland area, covers parts of Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Hinsdale, Homer Glen, Indian Head Park, La Grange, Lemont, Lockport, Palos Park, Western Springs, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, and Woodridge.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Leader Jim Durkin since his January 2006 appointment. He previously served in the Illinois House from January 1995 to January 2003.

Durkin is being challenged by Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub. Straub is being backed by radio host and political operative Dan Proft. While Michael Madigan was challenged by Jason Gonzalez in 2016, it is rare that one of the "four tops" is challenged, let alone in a primary election.[240] On October 26, 2017, Durkin was endorsed by a number of Republican mayors from DuPage County.[241] Durkin would go on to become the Republican nominee for the general election.

Republican Primary Endorsements

Jim Durkin
Mayors

The Democratic nominee for this election was Tom Chlystek, Alderman for the City of Darien in Ward 4.[242]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Chlystek 8,239 100.0
Total votes 8,239 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Durkin (incumbent) 6,798 67.58
Republican Michael "Mickey" Straub 3,261 32.42
Total votes 10,059 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Durkin (incumbent) 29,672 61.82
Democratic Tom Chlystek 18,329 38.18
Total votes 48,001 100.0
Republican hold

District 83

The 83rd district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Aurora, Montgomery, and North Aurora.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Linda Chapa LaVia since January 8, 2003.[243] LaVia faced neither any challengers in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Chapa LaVia (incumbent) 4,944 100.0
Total votes 4,944 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Chapa LaVia (incumbent) 15,303 100.0
Total votes 15,303 100.0
Democratic hold

District 84

The 84th district, located in the Chicagoland area, covers parts of Aurora, Boulder Hill, Montgomery, Naperville, and Oswego.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Stephanie Kifowit since January 9, 2013.[244] The Republican nominee for this election was Patty Smith, an ABA certified paralegal at Prairie State Legal Services, chairwoman of the Western Suburb National Association for Down Syndrome, and board member and parent advocate for Gigi’s Playhouse Fox Valley.[245]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie A. Kifowit (incumbent) 6,382 100.0
Total votes 6,382 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patty Smith 2,985 100.0
Total votes 2,985 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie A. Kifowit (incumbent) 21,057 66.24
Republican Patty Smith 10,733 33.76
Total votes 31,790 100.0
Democratic hold

District 85

The 85th district, located in the Chicagoland area, covers parts of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Fairmont, Lemont, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, and Woodridge.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Emily McAsey since January 14, 2009.[246] McAsey resigned from her seat on June 2, 2017 to, according to the Daily Southtown, "join her husband who accepted a job out of state."[14] John Connor, a prosecutor for Will County for 14 years, was named to fill the seat in June 2017.[247] The Republican nominee for this election was originally slated to be Lisa Bickus, but she would later withdraw from the race at an unknown date.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connor (incumbent) 7,667 100.0
Total votes 7,667 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lisa Bickus 3,618 100.0
Total votes 3,618 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connor (incumbent) 26,599 100.0
Total votes 26,599 100.0
Democratic hold

District 86

The 86th district, located in the Chicagoland area, covers all or parts of Channahon, Crest Hill, Elmwood, Ingalls Park, Joliet, New Lenox, Preston Heights, Rockdale, and Shorewood.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Larry Walsh Jr. since his appointment in April 2012.[248] The Republican nominee for this election was Rick Laib, sergeant of the Will County Sheriff's Office, formerly a part of the United States Army Reserve, and in his police work is assigned as an Honor Guard and a member of the SWAT team.[249]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. (incumbent) 7,579 100.0
Total votes 7,579 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Laib 3,161 100.0
Total votes 3,161 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. (incumbent) 21,070 70.11
Republican Rick Laib 8,981 29.89
Total votes 30,051 100.0
Democratic hold

District 87

The 87th district, located within the Springfield metropolitan area, includes all or parts of Armington, Athens, Atlanta, Beason, Broadwell, Buffalo, Cantrall, Chestnut, Clear Lake, Cornland, Dawson, Delavan, Elkhart, Emden, Grandview, Green Valley, Greenview, Hartsburg, Hopedale, Illiopolis, Lake Petersburg, Latham, Lincoln, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Minier, Morton, Mount Pulaski, New Holland, Oakford, Pekin, Petersburg, Riverton, Rochester, San Jose, Sherman, Spaulding, Springfield, Tallula, Tremon, and Williamsville.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Tim Butler since his appointment in March 2015.[250] Butler faced neither any challengers in his primary nor any Democratic challengers in the general election.

Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Butler (incumbent) 11,379 100.0
Total votes 11,379 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Butler (incumbent) 34,783 100.0
Total votes 34,783 100.0
Republican hold

District 88

The 88th district, located in parts of the Peoria metropolitan area and Bloomington–Normal area, covers all or parts of Bloomington, Danvers, Deer Creek, East Peoria, Goodfield, Heritage Lake, Mackinaw, McLean, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Stanford, Twin Grove, and Washington.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Keith P. Sommer since January 13, 1999.[251] The Democratic nominee for this election was Jill Blair, communications analyst for Country Financial, former dean of adult education at Heartland Community College, and former full-time coordinator of the ESL program at the college.[252]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jill Blair 6,735 100.0
Total votes 6,735 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith P. Sommer (incumbent) 10,331 100.0
Total votes 10,331 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith P. Sommer (incumbent) 26,126 58.66
Democratic Jill Blair 18,412 41.34
Total votes 44,538 100.0
Republican hold

District 89

The 89th district covers all or parts of Adeline, Apple Canyon Lake, Apple River, Cedarville, Chadwick, Coleta, Dakota, Davis, Durand, East Dubuque, Elizabeth, Forreston, Freeport, Galena, The Galena Territory, German Valley, Hanover, Lake Summerset, Lanark, Leaf River, Lena, Menominee, Milledgeville, Mount Carroll, Mount Morris, Nora, Orangeville, Pearl City, Pecatonica, Ridott, Rock City, Rockford, Scales Mound, Shannon, Stockton, Warren, Winnebago, and Winslow.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Brian W. Stewart since his appointment in October 2013.[253] Stewart announced on September 6, 2017 that he would be running for the seat of retiring State Senator Tim Bivins, leaving his own seat open.[27] The Republican primary featured two candidates. Andrew Chesney, small business owner and licensed real estate agent, chairman of the Stephenson County Republican Party, and an alderman of Freeport.[254] Steve Fricke, owner/operator of Triple Creek Farms, member of the Stephenson County board, and member of the Stephenson County Farmland Assessment Committee.[255] Chesney would go on to become the Republican nominee for the general election. The Democratic nominee for this election was Nick Hyde, attorney, formerly worked for Senator Dick Durbin, and former volunteer for the Legislative Technical Review Office in the Illinois General Assembly.[256] After winning the election, Chesney would be appointed to the seat for the 100th General Assembly on December 5, 2018.[257]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicholas P. Hyde 4,875 100.0
Total votes 4,875 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew S. Chesney 7,327 53.54
Republican Steven R. Fricke 6,357 46.46
Total votes 13,684 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew S. Chesney 25,485 61.84
Democratic Nicholas P. Hyde 15,725 38.16
Total votes 41,120 100.0
Republican hold

District 90

The 90th district covers all or parts of Amboy, Ashton, Byron, Compton, Creston, Davis Junction, DeKalb, Dixon, Earlville, Franklin Grove, Grand Detour, Hillcrest, Lake Holiday, Lee, Leland, Lost Nation, Malta, Mendota, Monroe Center, Nelson, Oregon, Paw Paw, Polo, Rochelle, Sandwich, Shabbona, Somonauk, Steward, Stillman Valley, Sublette, Waterman, and West Brooklyn.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Tom Demmer since January 9, 2013.[258] The Democratic nominee for this election was Amy Davis, a retired educator and involved in the Action for a Better Tomorrow organization.[259]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy Davis 5,190 100.0
Total votes 5,190 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Demmer (incumbent) 9,284 100.0
Total votes 9,284 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Demmer (incumbent) 23,690 61.18
Democratic Amy Davis 15,030 38.82
Total votes 38,720 100.0
Republican hold

District 91

The 91st district, located in the Peoria metropolitan area, includes all or parts of Banner, Bartonville, Bryant, Canton, Creve Coeur, Cuba, Dunfermline, East Peoria, Fairview, Farmington, Glasford, Hanna City, Kingston Mines, Lake Camelot, Lewistown, Liverpool, Mapleton, Marquette Heights, Morton, Norris, North Pekin, Norwood, Pekin, South Pekin, and St. David.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Mike Unes since January 12, 2011. He was an Assistant Republican Leader in the Illinois House during the 100th General Assembly.[260] According to Illinois Election Data, the 91st district was the 4th most Democratic district represented by a Republican during the election.[79] The Democratic challenger in this election was Carolyn Blodgett, a member of the Fulton County Board, caseworker for the Lewistown Department of Human Services, and AFSCME union steward.[261]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Blodgett 6,319 100.0
Total votes 6,319 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Unes (incumbent) 7,022 100.0
Total votes 7,022 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Unes (incumbent) 22,902 63.9
Democratic Carolyn Blodgett 12,915 36.1
Total votes 35,817 100.0
Republican hold

District 92

The 92nd district, located at the heart of the Peoria metropolitan area, covers all or parts of Bartonville, Bellevue, Peoria, Peoria Heights, and West Peoria.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Jehan Gordon-Booth since January 14, 2009. She was an Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House from 2015-2019.[262] She faced neither any challengers in her primary nor any Republican challengers in the general election.

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jehan Gordon-Booth (incumbent) 7,375 100.0
Total votes 7,375 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jehan Gordon-Booth (incumbent) 26,808 100.0
Total votes 26,808 100.0
Democratic hold

District 93

The 93rd district represents all or parts of Abingdon, Adair, Alexis, Arenzville, Ashland, Astoria, Avon, Bardolph, Bath, Beardstown, Blandinsville, Browning, Bushnell, Camden, Chandlerville, Colchester, Easton, Ellisville, Forest City, Galesburg, Georgetown, Good Hope, Goofy Ridge, Havana, Industry, Ipava, Kilbourne, Littleton, London Mills, Macomb, Manito, Marietta, Mason City, Mound Station, Mount Sterling, Plymouth, Prairie City, Ripley, Rushville, San Jose, Sciota, Smithfield, St. Augustine, Table Grove, Tennessee, Topeka, Vermont, Versailles, and Virginia.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Norine Hammond since her appointment in December 2010.[263] As a result of Hammond's yea votes to overturn Governor Rauner's vetoes during the Illinois Budget Impasse,[264] she would face a Republican challenger from Joshua Griffith, first-time candidate and manager of a roofing company in Galesburg.[265] After winning her primary, Hammond would face Democratic challenger John Curtis, owner of Barefoot Gardens CSA and public school teacher, in the general election.[266]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Curtis 4,710 100.0
Total votes 4,710 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norine Hammond (incumbent) 5,227 53.83
Republican Joshua Griffith 4,483 46.17
Total votes 9,710 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norine Hammond (incumbent) 17,870 52.2
Democratic John Curtis 16,365 47.8
Total votes 34,235 100.0
Republican hold

District 94

The 94th district represents all or parts of Augusta, Basco, Bentley, Biggsville, Bowen, Camp Point, Carthage, Clayton, Coatsburg, Columbus, Dallas City, Elvaston, Ferris, Gladstone, Golden, Gulf Port, Hamilton, Kirkwood, La Harpe, La Prairie, Liberty, Lima, Little York, Lomax, Loraine, Media, Mendon, Monmouth, Nauvoo, Oquawka, Payson, Plainville, Plymouth, Pontoosuc, Quincy, Raritan, Roseville, Stronghurst, Ursa, Warsaw, and West Point.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Randy Frese since January 14, 2015.[267] Democrat Richard Cramsey, former 30 year pharmaceutical employee and farmer, would enter the race to challenge Frese after the primary election.[268]

Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Frese (incumbent) 7,476 100.0
Total votes 7,476 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Frese (incumbent) 27,858 71.6
Democratic Richard Cramsey 11,059 28.4
Total votes 38,917 100.0
Republican hold

District 95

The 95th district includes all or parts of Assumption, Benld, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Butler, Carlinville, Coalton, Coffeen, Donnellson, Dorchester, Eagarville, East Gillespie, Farmersville, Fillmore, Gillespie, Girard, Harvel, Hillsboro, Holiday Shores, Irving, Lake Ka-Ho, Litchfield, Livingston, Medora, Morrisonville, Mount Clare, Mount Olive, Moweaqua, New Douglas, Nilwood, Nokomis, Ohlman, Owaneco, Palmer, Pana, Panama, Raymond, Royal Lakes, Sawyerville, Schram City, Shipman, Standard City, Staunton, Stonington, Taylor Springs, Taylorville, Virden, Waggoner, Walshville, Wenonah, White City, Williamson, Witt, and Worden.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Avery Bourne since her appointment in February 2015.[269] Bourne faced a Democratic challenger from Dillon Clark, a Montgomery County Board Member and a compliance officer at the Litchfield National Bank.[270]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dillon Clark 6,288 100.0
Total votes 6,288 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Avery Bourne (incumbent) 7,457 100.0
Total votes 7,457 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Avery Bourne (incumbent) 24,551 59.8
Democratic Dillon Clark 16,488 40.2
Write-in votes Craig Barnstable 5 0.0
Total votes 32,737 100.0
Republican hold

District 96

The 96th district, located in the Springfield metropolitan area, includes all or parts of Blue Mound, Boody, Bulpitt, Decatur, Edinburg, Harristown, Jeisyville, Kincaid, Mount Auburn, Niantic, Rochester, Springfield, Stonington, Taylorville, and Tovey.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Sue Scherer since January 9, 2013.[271] The Republican challenger in this election was Herman Senor, alderman for Springfield's Ward 2 and over 25 years as an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation.[272]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sue Scherer (incumbent) 6,876 100.0
Total votes 6,876 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Herman Senor 3,930 100.0
Total votes 3,930 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sue Scherer (incumbent) 19,882 60.7
Republican Herman Senor 12,845 39.2
Write-in votes Gary Pierce 10 0.0
Total votes 32,737 100.0
Democratic hold

District 97

The 97th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes parts of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Boulder Hill, Channahon, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville, and Shorewood.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Mark Batinick since January 14, 2015.[273] The Democratic challenger in this election was Mica Freeman, a fifth grade teacher and a ParentWISE volunteer through Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.[274]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mica Freeman 7,270 100.0
Total votes 7,270 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Batinick (incumbent) 6,584 100.0
Total votes 6,584 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Batinick (incumbent) 22,480 50.7
Democratic Mica Freeman 21,890 49.3
Total votes 44,370 100.0
Republican hold

District 98

The 98th district, located in the Chicagoland area, includes all or parts of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Crystal Lawns, Joliet, Romeoville, and Shorewood.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Natalie Manley since January 9, 2013.[275] The Republican challenger in the general election was Alyssia Benford, accountant, President of the Rotary Club of Bolingbrook, and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Will County.[276]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Natalie Manley (incumbent) 8,241 100.0
Total votes 8,241 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alyssia Benford 4,238 100.0
Total votes 4,238 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Natalie Manley (incumbent) 24,318 63.9
Republican Alyssia Benford 13,741 36.1
Total votes 38,059 100.0
Democratic hold

District 99

The 99th district, located in the Springfield metropolitan area, covers all or parts of Auburn, Berlin, Chatham, Curran, Divernon, Jerome, Leland Grove, Loami, New Berlin, Pawnee, Pleasant Plains, Southern View, Springfield, Thayer, and Virden.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Sara Wojcicki Jimenez since November 2015.[277] Jimenez announced she would not seek reelection in 2018, leaving her seat open for other candidates.[28] The Republican primary featured Mike Murphy, US Army and Illinois National Guard veteran, former member of the school board and village board of Divernon, and a restaurateur.[278] Steven Westerfield, originally on the Republican primary ballot, was kicked off due to invalid signatures and filed as a write-in candidate for the primary.[279] The Democratic challenger in this election was Marc Bell, former Illinois State Police officer for 28 years, member of the Executive Board of the NOBLE Land of Lincoln Chapter, and previously served on the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Illinois Capitol Region.[280]

Democratic Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Bell 6,939 100.0
Total votes 6,939 100.0
Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Murphy 9,317 99.38
Republican Steven Westerfield 58 0.62
Total votes 9,375 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Murphy 30,909 58.8
Democratic Marc Bell 21,637 41.2
Total votes 52,546 100.0
Republican hold

District 100

The 100th district, located in parts of the Metro East, covers all or parts of Alsey, Batchtown, Baylis, Bluffs, Brighton, Brussels, Carrollton, Chapin, Chesterfield, Concord, Detroit, El Dara, Eldred, Exeter, Fidelity, Fieldon, Florence, Franklin, Glasgow, Godfrey, Grafton, Greenfield, Griggsville, Hamburg, Hardin, Hettick, Hillview, Hull, Jacksonville, Jerseyville, Kampsville, Kane, Kinderhook, Lynnville, Manchester, Meredosia, Milton, Modesto, Murrayville, Naples, Nebo, New Canton, New Salem, Otterville, Palmyra, Peal, Perry, Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill, Rockbridge, Roodhouse, Scottville, South Jacksonville, Time, Valley City, Waverly, White Hall, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woodson.[33] The district has been represented by Republican C. D. Davidsmeyer since his appointment in December 2012.[281] Davidsmeyer faced a primary challenge from business owner Jonas Petty.[282] After winning his primary, Davidsmeyer would face no Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. D. Davidsmeyer (incumbent) 9,036 75.06
Republican Jonas Petty 3,002 24.94
Total votes 12,038 100.0
General Election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. D. Davidsmeyer (incumbent) 33,271 100.0
Write-in votes Thomas Kuna (Jacob) 1 0.0
Total votes 33,272 100.0
Republican hold

District 101

The 101st district, located partly in the Bloomington-Normal area, covers all or parts of Argenta, Arrowsmith, Atwood, Bellflower, Bement, Cerro Gorod, Champaign, Cisco, Clinton, De Land, De Witt, Decatur, Downs, Ellsworth, Farmer City, Fisher, Foosland, Forsyth, Hammond, Heyworth, Ivesdale, Kenney, Lake of the Woods, LaPlace, Le Roy, Long Creek, Ludlow, Mahomet, Mansfield, Maroa, Monticello, Mount Zion, Niantic, Oreana, Saybrook, Wapella, Warrensburg, Waynesville, Weldon, and White Heath.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Bill Mitchell since January 9, 2013, who had been serving the Illinois House of Representatives since 1999.[283] On August 3, 2017, Mitchell announced he would not run for another term in the Illinois House.[29] Former Decatur city councilman and Eastern Illinois University trustee Dan Caulkins ran as the Republican candidate.[284] Jen McMillin, annual giving officer at Lincoln College, ran as the Democratic candidate.[285]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer McMillin 6,176 100.0
Total votes 6,176 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Caulkins 6,112 43.94
Republican Randy Keith 5,282 37.98
Republican Todd Hendricks 2,515 18.08
Total votes 13,909 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Caulkins 33,043 69.68
Democratic Jennifer McMillin 14,379 30.32
Total votes 47,422 100.0
Republican hold

District 102

The 102nd district covers parts of the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, including all or parts of Allenville, Allerton, Arcola, Arthur, Atwood, Bethany, Bondville, Broadlands, Brocton, Camargo, Champaign, Chrisman, Cowden, Fairmount, Findlay, Garrett, Gays, Herrick, Hindsboro, Homer, Hume, Ivesdale, Longview, Lovington, Macon, Metcalf, Mount Zion, Moweaqua, Newman, Oconee, Pana, Paris, Pesotum, Philo, Redmon, Sadorus, Savoy, Seymour, Shelbyville, Sidell, Sidney, Sigel, St. Joseph, Stewardson, Strasburg, Sullivan, Tolono, Tower Hill, Tuscola, Vermilion, Villa Grove, Westervelt, and Windsor.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Brad Halbrook since January 11, 2017, previously serving the 110th district in the Illinois House of Representatives from April 2012 to January 2015.[288] Halbrook faced neither any Republican challenger in his primary nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brad Halbrook (incumbent) 11,184 100.0
Total votes 11,184 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brad Halbrook (incumbent) 35,206 100.0
Total votes 35,206 100.0
Republican hold

District 103

The 103rd district covers the heart of the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area, including most of Champaign and Urbana.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Carol Ammons since January 14, 2015.[289] Ammons faced neither any Democratic challenger in her primary nor any Republican challenger in the general election.

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol Ammons (incumbent) 9,017 100.0
Total votes 9,017 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol Ammons (incumbent) 30,802 100.0
Total votes 30,802 100.0
Democratic hold

District 104

The 104th district covers parts of the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, including all or parts of Belgium, Catlin, Champaign, Danville, Fithian, Georgetown, Gifford, Indianola, Muncie, Oakwood, Olivet, Penfield, Rantoul, Ridge Farm, Royal, Savoy, Thomasboro, Tilton, and Westville.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Chad Hays since December 2010.[290] On July 7, 2017, Hays announced his retirement from the Illinois House citing the budget impasse.[30] Vermillion County Board Chairman Mike Marron was appointed to Hays' seat on September 7, 2018 and was the Republican nominee in this election.[291] Cindy Cunningham, who formerly directed Adult Day Care services at the Champaign County Nursing Home, was the Democratic challenger in this election.[292]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cindy Cunningham 4,153 64.59
Democratic Frank McCullough Jr. 2,277 35.41
Total votes 6,430 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Marron 7,097 100.0
Total votes 7,097 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Marron (incumbent) 20,348 55.92
Democratic Cindy Cunningham 16,041 44.08
Total votes 36,389 100.0
Republican hold

District 105

The 105th district, located in the Bloomington-Normal area, includes all or parts of Anchor, Bloomington, Carlock, Chenoa, Colfax, Cooksville, Downs, El Paso, Fairbury, Forrest, Gridley, Hudson, Lexington, Normal, Strawn, and Towanda.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Dan Brady since January 9, 2013, who formerly represented the 88th district from January 10, 2001 to January 9, 2013.[293] The Democratic challenger in this election was Illinois State University Laboratory Schools' English and theater teacher Ben Webb. This is the first time since 2000 that Brady has faced a Democratic challenger.[294]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Webb 6,998 100.0
Total votes 6,998 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Brady (incumbent) 7,699 74.07
Republican David Blumenshine 2,695 25.93
Total votes 10,394 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Brady (incumbent) 26,486 60.42
Democratic Ben Webb 17,349 39.58
Total votes 43,835 100.0
Republican hold

District 106

The 106th district covers parts of the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, including all or parts of Alvan, Ashkum, Beaverville, Benson, Bismarck, Buckley, Cabery, Campus, Chatsworth, Chebanse, Cissna Park, Clifton, Congerville, Cornell, Crescent City, Cullom, Danforth, Deer Creek, Donovan, Dwight, El Paso, Elliott, Emington, Eureka, Flanagan, Forrest, Gibson City, Gilman, Goodfield, Henning, Hoopeston, Iroquois, Kappa, Kempton, Loda, Long Point, Martinton, Melvin, Milford, Minonk, Odell, Onarga, Panola, Papineau, Paxton, Piper City, Pontiac, Potomac, Rankin, Reddick, Roanoke, Roberts, Rossville, Saunemin, Secor, Sheldon, Sibley, Thawville, Watseka, Wellington, and Woodland.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Tom Bennett since January 14, 2015.[295] Bennett faced neither any primary challengers nor Democratic challengers before the 2018 general election.

Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Bennett (incumbent) 13,374 100.0
Total votes 13,374 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Bennett (incumbent) 32,952 100.0
Total votes 32,952 100.0
Republican hold

District 107

The 107th district includes all or parts of Alma, Altamont, Beecher City, Bingham, Brownstown, Central City, Centralia, Edgewood, Effingham, Farina, Greenville, Iuka, Junction City, Kell, Keyesport, Kinmundy, Mason, Mulberry Grove, Odin, Old Ripley, Panama, Patoka, Pierron, Pocahontas, Ramsey, Salem, Sandoval, Shumway, Smithboro, Sorento, St. Elmo, St. Peter, Teutopolis, Vandalia, Vernon, Walnut Hill, Wamac, and Watson.[33] The district had been represented by Republican John Cavaletto since January 14, 2009.[296] Cavaletto announced he would not seek another term on September 18, 2017.[31] Former Illinois Army National Guard veteran and former Fayette County Board member Blaine Wilhour ran as the Republican challenger in this election. Former high school teacher of Effingham High School and St. Anthony High School and Lake Land College history instructor David Seiler ran as the Democratic challenger.[297]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Seiler 3,872 100.0
Total votes 3,872 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Wilhour 6,313 60.37
Republican Laura Myers 4,145 39.63
Total votes 10,458 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Wilhour 27,112 69.71
Democratic David Seiler 11,779 30.29
Total votes 38,891 100.0
Republican hold

District 108

The 108th district, located in the Metro East, includes all or parts of Addieville, Albers, Alhambra, Aviston, Bartelso, Beckemeyer, Breese, Carlyle, Centralia, Damiansville, Edwardsville, Germantown, Grantfork, Hamel, Highland, Hoffman, Hoyleton, Huey, Irvington, Marine, Maryville, Mascoutah, Nashville, New Baden, New Minden, O’Fallon, Oakdale, Okawville, Pierron, Richview, St. Jacob, Summerfield, Trenton, Troy, and Venedy.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Charles Meier since January 9, 2013.[298] Meier faced a primary challenger from Madison County Board Member Don Moore.[299] After winning the nomination, Meier would face no Democratic challenger in the general election.

Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Meier (incumbent) 9,096 71.57
Republican Don Moore 3,614 28.43
Total votes 12,710 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Meier (incumbent) 38,987 100.0
Total votes 38,987 100.0
Republican hold

District 109

The 109th district, located in the Illinois Wabash Valley, includes all or parts of Albion, Allendale, Bellmont, Bone Gap, Bridgeport, Browns, Burnt Prairie, Calhoun, Carmi, Cisne, Claremont, Clay City, Crossville, Dieterich, Enfield, Fairfield, Flora, Golden Gate, Grayville, Iola, Jeffersonville, Johnsonville, Keenes, Keensburg, Louisville, Maunie, Montrose, Mount Carmel, Mount Erie, Newtown, Noble, Norris City, Olney, Parkersburg, Phillipstown, Rose Hill, Sailor Springs, Sims, Springerton, St. Francisville, Ste. Marie, Sumner, Teutopolis, Watson, Wayne City, West Salem, Wheeler, Willow Hill, Xenia, and Yale.[33] The district had been represented by Republican David Reis since January 12, 2005. Reis was challenged by farmer and North Clay Board of Education member Darren Bailey.[300] In a rare victory for candidates supported by Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC,[301][302] Bailey defeated Reis in the 2018 Republican primary.[303] Bailey then defeated Democratic candidate Cynthia Given, the Secretary of the Richland County Democratic Party, in the staunchly Republican district.[304]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cynthia Given 3,572 100.0
Total votes 3,572 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darren Bailey 9,729 56.76
Republican David Reis (incumbent) 7,411 43.24
Total votes 17,140 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darren Bailey 30,048 76.14
Democratic Cynthia Given 9,417 23.86
Total votes 39,465 100.0
Republican hold

District 110

The 110th district includes all or parts of Annapolis, Ashmore, Casey, Charleston, Flat Rock, Greenup, Humboldt, Hutsonville, Jewett, Kansas, Lawrenceville, Lerna, Marshall, Martinsville, Mattoon, Neoga, Oakland, Oblong, Palestine, Robinson, Russellville, Stoy, Toledo, West Union, West York, and Westfield.[33] The district had been represented by Republican Reggie Phillips since January 14, 2015.[305] On September 22, 2017, Phillips announced he would not run for a third term.[32] The Republican challenger in this election was owner of the Miller Brothers Farms Chris Miller.[306] The Democratic challenger was retired Eastern Illinois University professor Shirley Bell.[307]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley Bell 3,998 100.0
Total votes 3,998 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Miller 10,302 65.34
Republican Terry Davis 5,465 34.66
Total votes 15,767 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Miller 23,955 65.37
Democratic Shirley Bell 12,691 34.63
Total votes 36,646 100.0
Republican hold

District 111

The 111th district, located in the Metro East, includes all or parts of Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Edwardsville, Elsah, Godfrey, Granite City, Hartford, Holiday Shores, Madison, Pontoon Beach, Rosewood Heights, Roxana, South Roxana, and Wood River.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Dan Beiser since his appointment in 2004.[308] According to Illinois Election Data, the 111th district was the 4th most Republican district represented by a Democrat during the election.[79] Beiser announced his retirement from the Illinois House of Representatives on August 30, 2017.[15] Monica Bristow, President of the RiverBend Growth Association, was sworn in on December 19, 2017 as his replacement.[16] She would go on to be the Democratic candidate for the general election. The Republican challenger in this election was the Wood River Township Supervisor Mike Babcock, who has previously run for the 111th district in the past.[309]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Monica Bristow (incumbent) 7,012 100.0
Total votes 7,012 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Babcock 5,641 100.0
Total votes 5,641 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Monica Bristow (incumbent) 19,095 50.47
Republican Mike Babcock 18,739 49.53
Total votes 37,834 100.0
Democratic hold

District 112

The 112th district, located in the Metro East, includes all or parts of Bethalto, Caseyville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Madison, Maryville, O'Fallon, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, Shiloh, Swansea, and Wood River.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Katie Stuart since January 11, 2017.[310] According to Illinois Election Data, the 112th district was the 3rd most Republican district represented by a Democrat during the election.[79] Dwight Kay, former representative of the district, was the Republican challenger in this election.[311]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katie Stuart (incumbent) 8,601 100.0
Total votes 8,601 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Kay 4,356 58.10
Republican Wendy Erhart 3,141 41.90
Total votes 7,497 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katie Stuart (incumbent) 24,807 55.07
Republican Dwight Kay 20,239 44.93
Total votes 45,046 100.0
Democratic hold

District 113

The 113th district, located in the Metro East, includes all or parts of Belleville, Brooklyn, Caseyville, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Granite City, Madison, Shiloh, Swansea, Venice, and Washington Park.[33] Democrat Jay Hoffman, who has been a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since January 9, 1991 (with a nine-month interruption in 1997), has represented the district since January 9, 2013.[312] St. Clair County Republican Committee chairman Doug Jameson was the Republican challenger in this election.[313]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Hoffman (incumbent) 8,258 100.0
Total votes 8,258 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Jameson 3,331 100.0
Total votes 3,331 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Hoffman (incumbent) 23,919 62.88
Republican Doug Jameson 14,118 37.12
Total votes 38,037 100.0
Democratic hold

District 114

The 114th district, located in the Metro East, includes all or parts of Alorton, Belleville, Cahokia, Centreville, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O'Fallon, Rentchler, Sauget, Scott Air Force Base, Shiloh, Smithton and Washington Park.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat LaToya Greenwood since January 11, 2017.[314] Centreville Township assessor Jason Madlock was the Republican challenger in this election.[315]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic LaToya Greenwood (incumbent) 8,819 100.0
Total votes 8,819 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Madlock 3,159 100.0
Total votes 3,159 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic LaToya Greenwood (incumbent) 21,530 58.34
Republican Jason Madlock 15,373 41.66
Total votes 36,903 100.0
Democratic hold

District 115

The 115th district includes all or parts of Alto Pass, Anna, Ashley, Ava, Belle Rive, Bluford, Bonnie, Campbell Hill, Carbondale, Centralia, Cobden, De Soto, Dix, Dongola, Du Bois, Du Quoin, Elkville, Gorham, Grand Tower, Harrison, Ina, Jonesboro, Makanda, Mill Creek, Mount Vernon, Murphysboro, Nashville, Opdyke, Pinckneyville, Radom, Richview, St. Johns, Tamaroa, Vergennes, Waltonville, and Woodlawn.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Terri Bryant since January 14, 2015.[316] Former teacher and Illinois Education Association union leader Marsha Griffin was the Democratic challenger in this election.[317]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marsha Griffin 5,183 63.19
Democratic Tamiko Mueller 3,019 36.81
Total votes 8,202 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terri Bryant (incumbent) 4,615 55.38
Republican Paul Jacobs 3,718 44.62
Total votes 8,333 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terri Bryant (incumbent) 24,512 58.98
Democratic Marsha Griffin 17,050 41.02
Total votes 41,562 100.0
Republican hold

District 116

The 116th district, located in parts of the Metro East, includes all or parts of Baldwin, Cahokia, Chester, Columbia, Coulterville, Cutler, Darmstadt, Du Quoin, Dupo, East Carondelet, Ellis Grove, Evansville, Fayetteville, Floraville, Fults, Hecker, Kaskaskia, Lenzburg, Maeystown, Marissa, Millstadt, New Athens, Paderborn, Percy, Pinckneyville, Prairie du Rocher, Red Bud, Rockwood, Ruma, Sauget, Smithton, Sparta, St. Libory, Steeleville, Tilden, Valmeyer, Waterloo, and Willisville.[33] The district has been represented by Democrat Jerry Costello II since January 12, 2011.[318] According to Illinois Election Data, the 116th district was the most Republican district represented by a Democrat during the election.[79] David Friess was the Republican challenger in this year's election.[319]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Costello II (incumbent) 5,091 100.0
Total votes 5,091 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Friess 5,362 100.0
Total votes 5,362 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Costello II (incumbent) 22,429 53.52
Republican David Friess 19,480 46.48
Total votes 41,909 100.0
Democratic hold

District 117

The 117th district includes all or parts of Benton, Buckner, Bush, Cambria, Carbondale, Carterville, Christopher, Colp, Crab Orchard, Creal Springs, Energy, Ewing, Freeman Spur, Granville, Hanaford, Herrin, Hurst, Johnston City, Macedonia, Marion, McLeansboro, Mulkeytown, North City, Orient, Pittsburg, Royalton, Sesser, Spillertown, Stonefort, Thompsonville, Valier, West City, West Frankfort, Whiteash, and Zeigler.[33] The district has been represented by Republican Dave Severin since January 11, 2017.[320] Jason Woolard, president of the Southern Illinois Central Labor Council for the AFL-CIO, was the Democratic challenger to Severin in this election.[321]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Woolard 6,956 100.0
Total votes 6,956 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Severin (incumbent) 6,066 100.0
Total votes 6,066 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Severin (incumbent) 25,046 56.85
Democratic Jason Woolard 19,007 43.15
Total votes 44,053 100.0
Republican hold

District 118

The 118th district includes all or parts of Anna, Belknap, Belle Prairie City, Brookport, Broughton, Buncombe, Burnside, Cairo, Carbondale, Carrier Mills, Cave-In-Rock, Cypress, Dahlgren, Dongola, East Cape Girardeau, Eddyville, Eldorado, Elizabethtown, Equality, Galatia, Golconda, Goreville, Harrisburg, Joppa, Junction, Karnak, Makanda, Marion, McClure, McLeansboro, Metropolis, Mound City, Mounds, New Grand Chain, New Haven, Old Shawneetown, Olive Branch, Olmsted, Omaha, Pulaski, Raleigh, Ridgway, Rosiclare, Shawneetown, Simpson, Stonefort, Tamms, Thebes, Ullin, and Vienna.[33] The district had been represented by Democrat Brandon Phelps since January 8, 2003.[322] According to Illinois Election Data, the 118th district was the 2nd most Republican district represented by a Democrat during the election.[79] Phelps stepped down, citing health reasons, and would be replaced by his cousin Natalie Phelps Finnie.[17] Massac County's state's attorney Patrick Windhorst ran in the election as the Republican challenger.[323]

Democratic Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Natalie Phelps Finnie (incumbent) 6,005 100.0
Total votes 6,005 100.0
Republican Primary[286]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick Windhorst 5,872 53.79
Republican Wes Sherrod 2,882 26.40
Republican Samuel Stratemeyer 2,163 19.81
Total votes 10,917 100.0
General Election[287]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick Windhorst 21,956 56.46
Democratic Natalie Phelps Finnie (incumbent) 16,933 43.54
Total votes 38,889 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

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