Status Quo for Illinois Senate in 2015

From IllinoisReview.com:

Of 20 possible Illinois Senate races next November, challengers for only a few filed for General Election ballot placement. Local parties have the option of appointing candidates, but unless that happens, the 2015 Illinois State Senate is likely to have a very similar appearance with 40 Democrats and 19 Republicans. Thus far, challengers in only five Legislative districts have filed:

  • Republican Stefanie Linares is challenging Senate President John Cullerton (D-06)
  • The winner of the 24th Senate District’s GOP primary will face Democrat Susan Glowiak
  • Republican Don Wilson is challenging Democrat incumbent State Senator Terry Link (D-30)
  • Republican Neil Anderson is challenging Democrat incumbent State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-36)
  • Republican Linda Little is challenging Democrat incumbent State Senator Andy Mahar (D-48)

Before the November General, four districts show March intra-party primary races – three Democratic and one Republican:

  • Larry D. Craddieth is challenging incumbent State Senate Mattie Hunter (D-3) in the 2014 Democratic Primary.
  • Jonathan Victor is challenging incumbent State Senator Napolean Harris (D-15) in the 2014 Democratic Primary.
  • Chris Nybo is vying against State Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-45) in the 2014 GOP primary to succeed State Senator Kirk Dillard, who is running for governor.
  • Bob Galhotra is challenging incumbent State Senator Don Harmon (D-39) in the 2014 Democratic Primary.

One-third of Illinois Senate districts – 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54 and 57 – will be on the 2014 General Election ballot. Those elected next November will serve four year terms.

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