Illinois Senate election, 2014

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Illinois Senate elections, 2014

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19 of 59 total seats in the Illinois Senate

  Majority party Minority party
  John Cullerton (cropped).jpg Christine Radogno.jpg
Leader John Cullerton Christine Radogno
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 6th-Chicago 41st-La Grange
Last election 40 19
Seats won 39 20
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 476,373 569,414
Percentage 45.55% 54.45%
Swing Decrease10.08% Increase10.08%

President before election

John Cullerton
Democratic

President-Elect

John Cullerton
Democratic

The Illinois State Senate Election of 2014 determined, along with 40 senators not up for re-election, the membership of the 99th Illinois State Senate. The Democratic Party retained its majority, losing one seat with defeat of Mike Jacobs of East Moline by Neil Anderson.

Despite winning a majority of the votes cast in this election, the Republicans remained in the minority, even within the Class of Senators elected this year. There was no possibility of control of the chamber changing hands. Each party only ran 13 candidates, and for control of the Senate to have passed to the Republican Party, it would have to have won eighteen seats of the 19 elected in this election.

Overview

Illinois State Senate Elections, 2014
Party Votes Percentage % change Previous Senate Candidates Elected Total
seats
+/–
Seats
held over
Seats
up
Total Seats
before election
Democratic 476,373 45.55% Decrease 10.08% 28 12 40 13 11 39 Decrease 1
Republican 569,414 54.45% Increase 10.08% 12 7 19 13 8 20 Increase 1
Totals 1,045,787 100.00% N/A 40 19 59 26 19 59

General election

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes %
3 Democratic Mattie Hunter Democratic Mattie Hunter 43,662 100.00%
6 Democratic John J. Cullerton Democratic John J. Cullerton 39,851 66.26%
Republican Stefanie Linares 20,291 33.74%
9 Democratic Daniel Biss Democratic Daniel Biss 55,986 100.00%
12 Democratic Steven Landek Democratic Steven Landek 24,886 100.00%
15 Democratic Napoleon Harris Democratic Napoleon Harris 49,577 100.00%
18 Democratic Bill Cunningham Democratic Bill Cunningham 41,515 58.33%
Republican Shaun Colin Murphy 29,658 41.67%
21 Republican Michael G. Connelly Republican Michael G. Connelly 61,393 100.00%
24 Republican Chris Nybo Republican Chris Nybo 47,590 60.28%
Democratic Suzanne Glowiak 31,357 39.72%
27 Republican Matt Murphy Republican Matt Murphy 55,928 100.00%
30 Democratic Terry Link Democratic Terry Link 26,387 59.22%
Republican Don Wilson 18,169 40.78%
33 Republican Karen McConnaughay Republican Karen McConnaughay 54,104 100.00%
36 Democratic Mike Jacobs Republican Neil Anderson 35,895 54.27%
Democratic Mike Jacobs 30,242 45.72%
39 Democratic Don Harmon Democratic Don Harmon 39,526 100.00%
42 Democratic Linda Holmes Democratic Linda Holmes 28,358 100.00%
45 Republican Tim Bivins Republican Tim Bivins 59,856 100.00%
48 Democratic Andy Manar Democratic Andy Manar 34,402 55.62%
Republican Linda Little 27,449 44.38%
51 Republican Chapin Rose Republican Chapin Rose 69,665 100.00%
54 Republican Kyle McCarter Republican Kyle McCarter 60,923 100.00%
57 Democratic James Clayborne, Jr. Democratic James Clayborne, Jr. 30,624 51.81%
Republican Katherine Ruocco 28,486 48.19%

References

  • Illinois State Board of Elections
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