Illinois elections, 2018

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A general election will be held in the U.S. state of Illinois on November 6, 2018. All of Illinois' executive officers will be up for election as well as all of Illinois' eighteen seats in the United States House of Representatives and all of 118 seats of Illinois House of Representatives.

Governor and lieutenant governor

Incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is running for re-election to a second term. He will face off against Democrat venture capitalist and billionaire J. B. Pritzker.

Illinois gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. B. Pritzker/Juliana Stratton
Republican Bruce Rauner/Evelyn Sanguinetti (incumbent)
Libertarian Kash Jackson/Sanj Mohip
Conservative Sam McCann/Aaron Merreighn
Total votes

Attorney General

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has served since 2003, is not running for re-election to a fifth term. Democrat Kwame Raoul will face off against Republican Erika Harold [1]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kwame Raoul 390,472 30.17
Democratic Pat Quinn 352,425 27.23
Democratic Sharon Fairley 164,304 12.70
Democratic Nancy Rotering 123,446 9.54
Democratic Scott Drury 102,193 7.90
Democratic Jesse Ruiz 70,158 5.42
Democratic Renato Mariotti 51,902 4.01
Democratic Aaron Goldstein 39,196 3.03
Total votes 1,294,096 100.0

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erika Harold 378,707 59.15
Republican Gary Grasso 261,509 40.85
Total votes 640,216 100.0

General election

Results

Illinois Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kwame Raoul
Republican Erika Harold
Libertarian Bubba Harsy
Total votes

Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

  Jesse White 2011 (cropped).jpg RiverIcon-Nothing.svg Steve Dutner - Secretary of State (cropped).jpg
Nominee Jesse White Jason Helland Steve Dutner
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Incumbent Secretary of State

Jesse White
Democratic



Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White, who has been in office since 1999, initially announced in August 2015 that he would retire.[2] On August 17, 2017, White reversed this decision and announced that he would run for re-election to a sixth term.[3]

Democratic primary

Declared
  • Jesse White, incumbent Secretary of State
Withdrawn
Declined

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesse White (incumbent) 1,209,978 100.0
Total votes 1,209,978 100.0

Republican primary

Declared
Declined
  • J.C. Griffin, Iraq War veteran.[8]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Helland 609,190 100.0
Total votes 609,190 100.0

General election

Endorsements

Steve Dutner (L)
Newspapers

Results

Illinois Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesse White (incumbent)
Republican Jason Helland
Libertarian Steve Dutner
Total votes

Comptroller

Illinois Comptroller election, 2018

← 2016 (special) November 6, 2018 2022 →

  Susana Mendoza Blue Suit (1).jpg Darlene Senger 2013-05-13 (3).png Claire Ball - Comptroller (cropped).jpg
Nominee Susana Mendoza Darlene Senger Claire Ball
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Incumbent Treasurer

Susana Mendoza
Democratic



Incumbent Republican Judy Baar Topinka died on December 10, 2014, after being re-elected to a second term in office. A special election was held in 2016 for the remainder of the term, with Democratic City Clerk of Chicago Susana Mendoza defeating appointed Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger. Mendoza is eligible to run for a full term in 2018.

Democratic primary

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susana A. Mendoza (incumbent) 1,147,095 100.0
Total votes 1,147,095 100.0

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darlene Senger 607,187 100.0
Total votes 607,187 100.0

Third parties and independents

Libertarian

Declared

General election

Results

Illinois State Comptroller election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susana Mendoza (incumbent)
Republican Darlene Senger
Libertarian Claire Ball
Total votes

Treasurer

Illinois Treasurer election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

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Nominee Mike Frerichs Jim Dodge Mike Leheney
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Incumbent Treasurer

Mike Frerichs
Democratic



Democratic primary

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael W. Frerichs (incumbent) 1,087,950 100.0
Total votes 1,087,950 100.0

Republican primary

Declared
  • Jim Dodge, Orland Park Village Trustee, and 2010 candidate for Illinois Comptroller.[7]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Dodge 602,626 100.0
Total votes 602,626 100.0

General election

Results

Illinois State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Frerichs
Republican Jim Dodge
Libertarian Mike Leheney
Total votes

United States House of Representatives

All of Illinois' eighteen seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2018.

References

  1. ^ Pearson, Rick (May 14, 2017). "Boxed in by father, Lisa Madigan seeks fifth term as Illinois attorney general". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Schlikerman, Becky (August 20, 2015). "Secretary of State Jesse White won't seek re-election". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Garcia, Monique (August 17, 2017). "Secretary of State Jesse White says he'll run for a record sixth term". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Miller, Rich (September 20, 2017). "Hastings circulating petitions for SoS and AG as Ald. Burnett declares he's not circulating". Capitol Fax. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Candidate Detail, Illinois State Board of Elections, Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Miller, Rich (October 5, 2017). "Rauner candidate emerges for secretary of state". Capitol Fax. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Rauner faces war on two fronts as Republican challenger Ives attacks", Chicago Tribune, December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Maxwell, Mark (July 20, 2017). "Iraq war vet could challenge Jesse White". WCIA. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.wmay.com/2018/10/18/sj-r-endorses-libertarian-for-secretary-of-state/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  10. ^ Sterrett, Craig (February 12, 2018). "State, local candidates woo Democrats at La Salle". LaSalle News-Tribune. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Bishop, Greg (April 3, 2017). "Medical cannabis dispensary and third-party candidates look forward after court victory". Illinois News Network. Retrieved February 28, 2018.

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