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Illinois 2012 legislative election results

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The tabs below contain analysis of election results in the 2012 legislative elections for Illinois.

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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Illinois State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Illinois State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our Illinois State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Illinois State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 35 40
     Republican Party 24 19
Total 59 59

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 59 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Carole PankauRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 23

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Annazette CollinsDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 5
Christine Johnson, Illinois legislatorRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 35
Shane CultraRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 53

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Bill CunninghamDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 18
Jason BarickmanRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 53
Jennifer Bertino-TarrantDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 49
Karen McConnaughayRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 33
Michael HastingsDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 19
Patricia Van Pelt WatkinsDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 5
Steve StadelmanDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 34
Tom CullertonDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 23

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Jason BarickmanRepublicanIllinois State Senate District 53
Patricia Van Pelt WatkinsDemocraticIllinois State Senate District 5

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the Illinois State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the Illinois State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:


No candidates have been added to this category yet.

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2012 Legislative Election Results

State-by-State Analysis
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Other 2012 Election information
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Illinois State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Illinois House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Illinois House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 64 71
     Republican Party 54 47
Total 118 118

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 118 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:


  1. Adam M. Brown
  2. Al Riley
  3. Andre Thapedi
  4. Angelo Saviano
  5. Ann M. Williams
  6. Anthony DeLuca, Illinois Representative
  7. Arthur Turner II
  8. Barbara Flynn Currie
  9. Bill Mitchell
  10. Brad Halbrook
  11. Brandon W. Phelps
  12. Camille Y. Lilly
  13. Carol Sente
  14. Chad D. Hays
  15. Charles E. Jefferson
  16. Cynthia Soto
  17. Dan Brady
  18. Daniel J. Burke
  19. Daniel V. Beiser
  20. Darlene Senger
  21. David Harris
  22. David R. Leitch
  23. David Reis
  24. Deb Mell
  25. Dennis Reboletti
  26. Derrick Smith
  27. Donald L. Moffitt
  28. Dwight D. Kay
  29. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  30. Eddie Lee Jackson
  31. Edward Acevedo
  32. Elaine Nekritz
  33. Elizabeth Hernandez
  34. Emily McAsey
  35. Esther Golar
  36. Frank J. Mautino
  37. Fred Crespo
  38. Greg Harris
  39. Jack D. Franks
  40. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  41. Jerry Costello Jr.
  42. Jil Tracy
  43. Jim Durkin
  44. Jim Sacia
  45. Jim Watson
  46. JoAnn D. Osmond
  47. Joe Sosnowski
  48. John C. D'Amico
  49. John Cavaletto
  50. John E. Bradley
  51. Kay Hatcher
  52. Keith Farnham
  53. Keith P. Sommer
  54. Kelly Cassidy
  55. Kelly M. Burke
  56. Kenneth Dunkin
  57. La Shawn K. Ford
  58. Lawrence Walsh
  59. Linda Chapa LaVia
  60. Lou Lang
  61. Luis Arroyo
  62. Marcus Evans
  63. Maria Antonia Berrios
  64. Mary E. Flowers
  65. Michael D. Unes
  66. Michael Madigan
  67. Michael P. McAuliffe
  68. Michael W. Tryon
  69. Michael Zalewski
  70. Michelle Mussman
  71. Mike Bost
  72. Mike Fortner
  73. Monique D. Davis
  74. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  75. Norine Hammond
  76. Pam Roth
  77. Patricia R. Bellock
  78. Patrick J. Verschoore
  79. Raymond Poe
  80. Renee Kosel
  81. Rich Brauer
  82. Richard Morthland
  83. Rita Mayfield
  84. Robert Rita
  85. Robert W. Pritchard
  86. Robyn Gabel
  87. Sandra M. Pihos
  88. Sandy Cole
  89. Sara Feigenholtz
  90. Thaddeus Jones
  91. Thomas R. Morrison
  92. Tim Schmitz
  93. Tom Cross
  94. Wayne Arthur Rosenthal
  95. William Davis

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Angelo SavianoRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 77
Richard MorthlandRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 71
Sandy ColeRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 62

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Kent GaffneyRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 52
Paul EvansRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 102
Rosemary MulliganRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 65

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Charles E. MeierRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 108
David McSweeneyRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 52
Kathleen WillisDemocraticIllinois House of Representatives District 77
Mike SmiddyDemocraticIllinois House of Representatives District 71
Ron SandackRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 81
Sam YinglingDemocraticIllinois House of Representatives District 62

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
David McSweeneyRepublicanIllinois House of Representatives District 52
Dee BeaubienIndependentIllinois House of Representatives District 52

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the Illinois House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic


  1. Al Riley
  2. Andre Thapedi
  3. Ann M. Williams
  4. Anthony DeLuca, Illinois Representative
  5. Arthur Turner II
  6. Barbara Flynn Currie
  7. Brandon W. Phelps
  8. Camille Y. Lilly
  9. Carol Sente
  10. Charles E. Jefferson
  11. Christian Mitchell
  12. Cynthia Soto
  13. Daniel J. Burke
  14. Daniel V. Beiser
  15. Deb Mell
  16. Deborah O'Keefe Conroy
  17. Derrick Smith
  18. Eddie Lee Jackson
  19. Edward Acevedo
  20. Elaine Nekritz
  21. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  22. Elizabeth Hernandez
  23. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  24. Emily McAsey
  25. Esther Golar
  26. Frances Ann Hurley
  27. Frank J. Mautino
  28. Fred Crespo
  29. Greg Harris
  30. Jack D. Franks
  31. Jay C. Hoffman
  32. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  33. Jerry Costello Jr.
  34. John C. D'Amico
  35. John E. Bradley
  36. Katherine Cloonen
  37. Kathleen Willis
  38. Keith Farnham
  39. Kelly Cassidy
  40. Kelly M. Burke
  41. Kenneth Dunkin
  42. La Shawn K. Ford
  43. Laura Fine
  44. Lawrence Walsh
  45. Linda Chapa LaVia
  46. Lou Lang
  47. Luis Arroyo
  48. Marcus Evans
  49. Maria Antonia Berrios
  50. Martin J. Moylan
  51. Mary E. Flowers
  52. Michael Madigan
  53. Michael Zalewski
  54. Michelle Mussman
  55. Mike Smiddy
  56. Monique D. Davis
  57. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  58. Natalie Manley
  59. Patrick J. Verschoore
  60. Rita Mayfield
  61. Robert F. Martwick, Jr.
  62. Robert Rita
  63. Robyn Gabel
  64. Sam Yingling
  65. Sara Feigenholtz
  66. Scott Drury
  67. Silvana Tabares
  68. Stephanie Kifowit
  69. Sue Scherer
  70. Thaddeus Jones
  71. William Davis

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: