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2018 Election Cycle

Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsay Wagahoff, ICS Dir. of Gov. Relations
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2018 Election Cycle

 

The 2018 election cycle is in full swing.  Many candidates began their campaigns last summer.  Candidates for both parties spent much of their summer and fall in 2017 collecting petition signatures to ensure their places on the ballot. They filed their petitions in late November and early December. Now they are running campaigns in hopes of winning the primary election and then the general election.

 

There are various federal and statewide offices up for election this year. At the federal level, all eighteen United States House of Representatives seats from Illinois are up for election. At the state level, all five constitutional officers are up for election, which includes the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer. Approximately one-third of the Illinois State Senate seats are up for election. Also, all the seats in the Illinois State House of Representatives are up for election. Finally, there are various judicial races and local races.  

 

At this time, candidates are defending their petitions in an effort to stay on the ballots for the primary elections. In many of these races, multiple people from the same party are running.  The final candidate for each party will be decided in the upcoming primary election. The primary election will be held on March 20, 2018.

 

Of course, the candidate from each party who wins in the primary will run in the general election. During the general election, the winner for each office will be chosen.  The general election will be held on November 6, 2018.

 

The following is a summary of the candidates running for statewide constitutional offices:

 

Office of the Governor

 As of the writing of this article, there are two Republicans and six Democratic candidates that have filed to run for Governor. In Illinois, the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor are required to run as a team.  Current Governor Bruce Rauner and Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti are seeking another term. The other candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor are as follows:

 

Office

Party

First Name

Last Name

Campaign Websites

Governor

R

Bruce

Rauner

https://www.brucerauner.com/

Lt Governor

R

Evelyn

Sanguinetti

https://www.brucerauner.com/

Governor

R

Jeanne

Ives

https://ivesforillinois.com/

Lt. Governor

R

Rich

Morthland

https://ivesforillinois.com/

Governor

D

JB

Pritzker

https://www.jbpritzker.com/

Lt. Governor

D

Juliana

Stratton

https://www.jbpritzker.com/

Governor

D

Chris

Kennedy

https://kennedyforillinois.com/

Lt Governor

D

Ra

Joy

https://kennedyforillinois.com/

Governor

D

Daniel

Biss

https://www.danielbiss.com/

Lt Governor

D

Litessa

Wallace

https://www.danielbiss.com/

Governor

D

Bob

Diaber

http://bobdaiber.com/

Lt Governor

D

Jonathan

Todd

http://bobdaiber.com/

Governor

D

Tio

Hardiman

https://hardimanforillinois.org/

Lt Governor

D

Patricia

Avery

https://hardimanforillinois.org/

Governor

D

Robert

Marshall

http://www.citizensforrobertmarshall.net/

Lt Governor

D

Dennis

Cole

http://www.citizensforrobertmarshall.net/

 

Attorney General

Current Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she would not be seeking another term. There are multiple candidates for the office with no clear front runner in the race for Attorney General. As of the writing of this article, there are two Republicans and eight Democrats running for the office.  Those running are listed below:

Office

Party

First Name

Last Name

Campaign Websites

Attorney General

R

Erika

Harold

https://erikaharold.com/

Attorney General

R

Gary

Grasso

http://www.grassolaw.com/our-team/gary-a-grasso/

Attorney General

D

Kwame

Raoul

https://kwameraoul.com/

Attorney General

D

Renato

Mariotti

https://renatomariotti.com/

Attorney General

D

Nancy

Rotering

https://www.friendsofnancy.com/

Attorney General

D

Scott

Drury

http://scottdrury.org/

Attorney General

D

Pat

Quinn

https://quinnforillinois.com

Attorney General

D

Sharon

Fairley

https://www.sharonfairley.com/

Attorney General

D

Jesse

Ruiz

https://jesse4il.com/

Attorney General

D

Aaron

Goldstein

https://www.ag4ag.org/

 

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State race has three candidates. Current Secretary of State Jesse White is seeking re-election. The race for the Secretary of State will be determined in the general election, because there is only one candidate from each party seeking the office in the primary election. The individuals running for the office are listed below:

Office

Party

First Name

Last Name

Campaign Websites

Secretary of State

R

Jason

Helland

http://www.electhelland.com/

Secretary of State

D

Jesse

White

Not Available

 

Comptroller

The race for the Comptroller will be determined during the general election, because there is only one candidate from each party seeking the office in the primary election. The current Comptroller, Susana Mendoza is seeking re-election.

Office

Party

First Name

Last Name

Campaign Websites

Comptroller

R

Darlene

Senger

Not Available

Comptroller

D

Susana

Mendoza

http://susanamendoza.com/

 

Treasurer

The race for Treasurer, much like the Comptroller, will be determined by the general election. There is only one candidate from each party seeking the office. The current Treasurer, Michael Frerichs, is seeking re-election.

Office

Party

First Name

Last Name

Campaign Websites

Treasurer

R

Jim

Dodge

https://jimdodge.com

Treasurer

D

Michael

Frerichs

https://frerichsforillinois.com/

 

In the coming months, the ICS will be providing information to our members about the various candidates. Please continue to read the Practice EDGE for future updates, including information pertaining to the candidates’ positions on issues affecting the practice of chiropractic.

 

 

 

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