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! colspan="5" | 2002 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=805 Illinois State Board of Elections - 2002 Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Lisa Madigan]]|percentage=58.2%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=John Schmidt|percentage=41.8%}}
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''[[Lisa Madigan]] (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''58.2%'''
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| colspan="2" | Schmidt (D)
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| align="right" | 41.8%
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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| align="right"            | '''1,199,440'''
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! colspan="5" | 2002 Race for Attorney General - General Election <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1841 Illinois State Board of Elections - 2002 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Lisa Madigan]]|percentage=50.4%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Joe Birkett|percentage=47.1%}}
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''[[Lisa Madigan]] (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''50.4%'''
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| colspan="2" | Birkett (R)
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| align="right" | 47.1%
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| colspan="2" | Shilts (Libertarian)
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| align="right" | 2.5%
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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===2006===
 
===2006===
*'''2006 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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*'''2006 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?ElectionType=GP&ElectionID=18&SearchType=OfficeSearch&OfficeID=3461&QueryType=Office&  Illinois State Board of Elections - 2006 Primary Election Results]</ref>
**Lisa Madigan ran unopposed
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:*[[Lisa Madigan]] ran unopposed in this contest
  
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! colspan="5" | 2006 Race for Attorney General - General Election <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=3731 Illinois State Board of Elections - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Stewart Umholtz|percentage=24.3%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=David Black|percentage=3.3%}}
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''[[Lisa Madigan]] (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''72.4%'''
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| colspan="2" | Umholtz (R)
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| align="right" | 24.3%
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| colspan="2" | Black (Green)
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| align="right" | 3.3%
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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===2010===
 
===2010===

Revision as of 02:28, 6 December 2010

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The Attorney General of Illinois is the highest legal officer of the state of Illinois. Originally an appointed office, it is now an office filled by election through universal suffrage. Based in Chicago and Springfield, he or she is responsible for providing legal counsel for the various state agencies including the Governor of Illinois and Illinois General Assembly. He or she also conducts all legal affairs pertaining to the state.

The position of Illinois attorney general was established on December 3, 1818 based on guidelines adopted by a state constitutional convention. The first person to fulfill the duties of the office was Daniel Pope Cook who only served eleven days. He was later elected to the Congress; Cook County was named in his honor.

The current attorney general of Illinois is Lisa Madigan.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Office of State Attorney General:

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures

The Attorney General of Illinois is responsible for prosecuting campaign finance complaints on a case by case basis. Campaign finance reports can be referred to the Attorney General at any time regardless if it involves criminal or civil law from the Illinois State Board of Elections. [1]

Electoral history

2002

2002 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lisa Madigan 58.2%
     Democratic Party John Schmidt 41.8%
Total Votes 1,199,440
2002 Race for Attorney General - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lisa Madigan 50.4%
     Republican Party Joe Birkett 47.1%
     Libertarian Party Gary L. Shilts 2.5%
Total Votes 3,498,901

2006

2006 Race for Attorney General - General Election [5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lisa Madigan 72.4%
     Republican Party Stewart Umholtz 24.3%
     Green Party David Black 3.3%
Total Votes 3,479,812

2010

See also: Illinois Attorney General election, 2010

Democratic Primary

Republican Primary

General Election

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lisa Madigan 64.7%
     Republican Party Stephen H. Kim 31.6%
     Green Party David Black 2.2%
     Libertarian Party William Malan 1.5%
Total Votes 3,704,686

Contact Info

100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-3000
Toll Free Phone: 800-964-3013

See also

External links

References