2016 Illinois House of Representatives election

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2016 Illinois House of Representatives elections

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All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives
60 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Michael Madigan Cropped.png
Leader Michael Madigan Jim Durkin
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 22nd-Chicago 82nd-Westchester
Last election 71 47
Seats won 67 51
Seat change Decrease4 Increase4
Popular vote 2,604,236 2,222,482
Percentage 53.87% 45.97%
Swing Increase3.38% Decrease 3.36%

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  Democratic hold
  Democratic gain
  Republican hold
  Republican gain

Speaker before election

Michael Madigan


Michael Madigan

The 2016 Elections for the Illinois House of Representatives were conducted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Representatives are elected for two-year terms, with the entire House of Representatives elected every two years. The Democratic party lost a net of four seats and thus its three-fifths supermajority in the chamber. Republicans picked up five seats in the 63rd (McHenry County), 71st (Sterling), 76th (LaSalle), 79th (Kankakee), and 117th (Marion) districts, whilst the Democrats won the previously Republican held 112th district (Edwardsville/Collinsville)


Illinois State House Elections, 2016
Party Votes Percentage % Change Seats
Democratic 2,604,236 53.87% Increase3.38% 71 67 Decrease4
Republican 2,222,482 45.97% Decrease3.36% 47 51 Increase4
Totals 4,834,247 100.00% 118 118

External links

  • Illinois State Board of Elections
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