Victor Jonathan

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Victor Jonathan
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 9, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master'sGovernors State University
Ph.D.Master's Graduate School of Divinity
ProfessionPastor, author
Victor Jonathan was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 6 of the Illinois State Senate. He withdrew from the District 6 race on December 30, 2014.[1]

In 2013, he sought election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois.


Jonathan is a pastor of the International Bible fellowship Church and the Apostolic Church. He is also the President of the Organization for Business Equality. He has helped coordinate rallies designed to protest the loss of jobs being outsourced. He also served as the Presdient/CEO of Pixel Information Technology Corporation.[2]


Campaign themes


Jonathan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "He will support legislations that imposes penalty on outsourcing American jobs while thousands of Americans with those skills are unemployed."
  • Crime
Excerpt: "I will introduce legislations to allow for Crime Prevention Education in our grade schools to teach our young children about actions that constitute crimes and the punishment under the law for such crimes when committed against them or someone else."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I promise to support President Obama in making sure that all Americans pay their fare share of federal taxes. We can not run our government without money and the money comes from taxation."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Introduce legislation to create new school funding in the poor communities so that all students can have equal access to a first class education."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Sponsor legislation that provides equal access to healthcare for all our citizens."



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Napoleon Harris was set to face Victor Jonathan in the Democratic primary, but Jonathan withdrew from the race on December 30, 2013, leaving Harris unopposed. Harris was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]


See also: Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013

Jonathan ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election was held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr.. Jonathan lost in the Democratic primary to Robin Kelly.[7]

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly 53.3% 31,079
Debbie Halvorson 25.1% 14,650
Anthony Beale 11.1% 6,457
Joyce Washington 4.4% 2,563
Ernest Fenton 2.6% 1,545
Anthony Williams 1.1% 641
Mel Reynolds 0.8% 459
Clifford Eagleton 0.4% 207
Fatimah Muhammad 0.3% 194
Gregory Haynes 0.2% 144
Larry Pickens 0.2% 127
John Blyth 0.2% 104
Victor Jonathan 0.2% 91
Charles Rayburn 0.1% 74
Denise Anita Hill 0% 4
Total Votes 58,339
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections



Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary
Poll Debbie Halvorson Toi HutchinsonRobin KellyNapoleon HarrisMel ReynoldsAnthony BealeOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Normington-Petts (January 8-10)
GBA Strategies (January 3-7)
AVERAGES 20.5% 14% 11.5% 8% 7.5% 7.5% 3.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 450
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to


Jonathan is married to evangelist Devonda Hatchett-Onafuye.[2]

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