Illinois Senate election, 2008

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Illinois Senate elections, 2008

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40 of 59 total seats in the Illinois Senate
30 seats needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party
  John Cullerton (cropped).jpg 3x4.svg
Leader John Cullerton Frank Watson
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 6th-Chicago 51st-Greenville
Seats won 37 22
Popular vote 1,749,517 1,457,074
Percentage 54.22% 45.15%

President before election

Emil Jones
Democratic

President-Elect

John Cullerton
Democratic

The Illinois State Senate Election of 2008 determined, along with 19 senators not up for re-election, the membership of the 96th Illinois State Senate. The Democratic Party retained its majority.

Overview

Illinois State Senate Elections, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats
up
Seats
not up
Total
seats
+/–
Democratic 1,791,386 54.81% 24 13 37 0
Republican 1,457,074 44.58% 16 6 22 0
Green 19,818 0.61% 0 0 0 0
Independent 116 0.004% 0 0 0 0
Totals 3,268,394 100.00% 40 19 59

Individual Results

The following are results by individual districts.

2nd District

Illinois' 2nd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William 'Willie' Delgado 42,002 100.00
Total votes 42,002 100.00
Democratic hold

3rd District

Illinois' 3rd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mattie Hunter 53,889 100.00
Total votes 53,889 100.00
Democratic hold

5th District

Illinois' 5th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rickey R. Hendon 69,229 85.97
Republican Jason Allen Braswell 11,297 4.03
Total votes 80,526 100.00
Democratic hold

6th District

Illinois' 6th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Cullerton 73,323 77.47
Republican Jay Valko 21,320 22.53
Total votes 94,643 100.00
Democratic hold

7th District

Illinois' 7th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Steans 55,457 83.08
Green Tom Durkin 11,297 16.92
Total votes 66,754 100.00
Democratic hold

8th District

Illinois' 8th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ira I. Silverstein 55,691 100.00
Total votes 55,691 100.00
Democratic hold

9th District

Illinois' 9th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeffrey Schoenberg 70,746 70.9
Republican Brendan Appel 29,036 29.1
Total votes 99,782 100.00
Democratic hold

11th District

Illinois' 11th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louis S. Viverito 51,353 70.
Republican Jeffrey Malinowski 21,213 29.2
Total votes 72,748 100.00
Democratic hold

12th District

Illinois' 12th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin A. Sandoval 33,807 100.00
Total votes 33,807 100.00
Democratic hold

14th District

Illinois' 14th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emil Jones III 76,090 80.1
Republican Brendan Appel 18,929 19.9
Total votes 95,019 100.00
Democratic hold

15th District

Illinois' 15th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James T. Meeks 72,950 100.00
Total votes 72,950 100.00
Democratic hold

17th District

Illinois' 17th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donne f. Trotter 79,070 100.000
Total votes 79,070 100.00
Democratic hold

18th District

Illinois' 18th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward d. Maloney 75,229 99.92
Independent Brendan Appel 58 0.08
Total votes 75,287 100.00
Democratic hold

20th District

Illinois' 9th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Iris Y. Martinez 42,310 100.00
Total votes 42,310 100.00
Democratic hold

21st District

Illinois' 21st State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Cronin 64,062 63.14
Democratic A. Ghani 30, 771 30.33
Green John Basco 6,628 6.53
Total votes 101,461 100.00
Republican hold

23rd District

Illinois' 23rd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carole Pankau 61,795 99.91
Independent Kevin Allen 58 0.09
Total votes 61,853 100.00
Republican hold

24th District

Illinois' 24th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kirk W. Dillard 80,766 100.00
Total votes 80,766 100.00
Republican hold

26th District

Illinois' 26th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Duffy 68,463 62.1
Democratic Brendan Appel 41,740 37.9
Total votes 110,203 100.00
Republican hold

27th District

Illinois' 27th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Murphy 52,202 58.4
Democratic Peter Gutzmer 37,220 41.6
Total votes 89,422 100.00
Republican hold

29th District

Illinois' 29th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Garret 72,911 100.00
Total votes 72,911 100.00
Democratic hold

30th District

Illinois' 30th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Link 42,407 64.7
Republican Keith Grey 23,141 35.3
Total votes 65,548 100.00
Democratic hold

32nd District

Illinois' 32nd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pamela J. Althoff 93,855 100.00
Total votes 93,855 100.00
Republican hold

33rd District

Illinois' 33rd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Kotowski 48,344 59.95
Republican Michael H. Sweeney 32,293 40.05
Total votes 80,637 100.00
Democratic hold

35th District

Illinois' 35th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Bradley Burzynski 61,749 58.98
Democratic Ryan Gailey 42,948 41.02
Total votes 104,697 100.00
Democratic hold

36th District

Illinois' 36th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Jacobs 55,448 58.78
Republican Michael Bertelsen 38,882 41.22
Total votes 94,330 100.00
Democratic hold

38th District

Illinois' 38th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary G. Dahl 62,790 61.88
Democratic Steve Stout 38,687 38.12
Total votes 101,477 100.00
Democratic hold

39th District

Illinois' 39th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Harmon 57,487 100.00
Total votes 57,487 100.00
Democratic hold

41st District

Illinois' 41st State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christine Radogno 74,777 63.57
Democratic Audrey Manly 42,848 36.43
Total votes 117,625 100.00
Republican hold

42nd district

Illinois' 42nd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Holmes 57,231 54.61
Republican Terri Ann Wintermute 47,567 45.39
Total votes 104,798 100.00
Republican hold

44th District

Illinois' 44th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Brady 82,718 100.00
Total votes 82,718 100.00
Republican hold

45th District

Illinois' 45th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Bivins 61,310 63.18
Democratic Marty Mulcahey 35,728 36.82
Total votes 97,038 100.00
Republican hold

47th District

Illinois' 47th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Sullivan 77,597 100.00
Total votes 77.597 100.00
Democratic hold

48th District

Illinois' 48th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren 77,310 100.00
Total votes 77,310 100.00
Republican hold

50th District

Illinois' 50th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry K. Bomke 82,011 77.75
Democratic John Devine 23,474 22.25
Total votes 105,485 100.00
Republican hold

51st District

Illinois' 51st State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Watson 82,718 100.00
Total votes 82,718 100.00
Republican hold

53rd District

Illinois' 53rd State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Rutherford 90,199 100.00
Total votes 90,199 100.00
Republican hold

54th District

Illinois' 54th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John O. Jones 63,944 70.05
Democratic Henry S. Kijonka 27,337 29.95
Total votes 76,108 100.00
Republican hold

56th District

Illinois' 56th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William R. Haine 82,672 100.00
Total votes 82,672 100.00
Democratic hold

57th District

Illinois' 57th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Clayborne, Jr. 76,108 100.00
Total votes 76,108 100.00
Democratic hold

59th District

Illinois' 59th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Forby 49,552 51.47
Republican Ken W. Burzynski 46,727 48.53
Total votes 96,279 100.00
Democratic hold
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