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 Р3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54 and 57 Рwill be on the 2014 General Election ballot. Those elected next November will serve four year terms.

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