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2010 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. For results in individual contests see our Illinois State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Illinois State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 37 35
     Republican Party 22 23
     Vacancy 0 1
Total 59 59


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 20 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 2 incumbents lost, and thus 18 incumbents were re-elected to the Illinois State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 2 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 3 new senators sworn-in. Of those 3, 1 is a Democrat and 2 are Republicans
  • Of the 21 seats up for election, 12 were won by Democrats and 9 by Republicans.
  • 6 candidates were unopposed, 5 Democrats and 1 Republicans.
  • 0 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Illinois, 1 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 20 incumbents (95.2%) ran for re-election. Of these 20 incumbents, 2 were defeated. Both were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Antonio Munoz, first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1998

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Deanna Demuzio, first elected to the state senate in 2004, was defeated in 2010.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Deanna Demuzio
Michael Bond (Illinois politician)

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Suzi Schmidt
William "Sam" McCann

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Illinois, 3 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 3, 1 is a Democrat and 2 are Republicans. In the one open seat contest, a Democrat won. In total, Illinois elected 21 senators, 9 Republicans and 12 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Illinois State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

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

Democratic

Republican

No Republicans won an open seat contest.

Candidates who won election

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

Democratic

Arthur Wilhelmi was first elected to the senate in 2004. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

David Koehler, one of the five unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Illinois, 6 candidates (28.6% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 6, 5 were Democrats and 1 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Illinois, no candidate ran as third party or independent.

Third party candidates

No candidates ran as a third party candidate.

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Illinois State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Illinois House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Illinois House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 70 64
     Republican Party 48 54
Total 118 118


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 106 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 101 incumbents were re-elected to the Illinois House of Representatives.
  • All 5 incumbents who lost were Democratic incumbents.
  • There will be 17 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 17, 7 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans
  • Of the 118 seats up for election, 64 were won by Democrats and 54 by Republicans.
  • 50 candidates were unopposed, 37 Democrats and 13 Republicans.
  • 12 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Illinois, 106 (89.8%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 106, 5 incumbent representatives were defeated. All five were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Al Riley
  2. Andre Thapedi
  3. Angelo Saviano
  4. Annazette Collins
  5. Anthony DeLuca, Illinois Representative
  6. Barbara Flynn Currie
  7. Bill Mitchell
  8. Brandon W. Phelps
  9. Camille Y. Lilly
  10. Careen M. Gordon
  11. Carol Sente
  12. Chad D. Hays
  13. Chapin Rose
  14. Charles E. Jefferson
  15. Constance A. Howard
  16. Cynthia Soto
  17. Dan Brady
  18. Dan Reitz
  19. Daniel J. Burke
  20. Daniel V. Beiser
  21. Darlene Senger
  22. Dave Winters
  23. David R. Leitch
  24. David Reis
  25. Deb Mell
  26. Dennis Reboletti
  27. Donald L. Moffitt
  28. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  29. Eddie Lee Jackson
  30. Edward Acevedo
  31. Elaine Nekritz
  32. Elizabeth Hernandez
  33. Emily McAsey
  34. Esther Golar
  35. Franco Coladipietro
  36. Frank J. Mautino
  37. Fred Crespo
  38. Greg Harris
  39. Harry Osterman
  40. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  41. Jack D. Franks
  42. Jack McGuire
  43. Jay C. Hoffman
  44. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  45. Jerry L. Mitchell
  46. Jil Tracy
  47. Jim Durkin
  48. Jim Sacia
  49. Jim Watson (Illinois)
  50. JoAnn D. Osmond
  51. John C. D'Amico
  52. John Cavaletto
  53. John E. Bradley
  54. Joseph M. Lyons
  55. Karen May
  56. Karen Yarbrough
  57. Kay Hatcher
  58. Keith Farnham
  59. Keith P. Sommer
  60. Kenneth Dunkin
  61. Kevin A. McCarthy
  62. La Shawn K. Ford
  63. Linda Chapa LaVia
  64. Lisa M. Dugan
  65. Lou Lang
  66. Luis Arroyo
  67. Maria Antonia Berrios
  68. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  69. Mark Walker (Illinois)
  70. Marlow H. Colvin
  71. Mary E. Flowers
  72. Michael Connelly
  73. Michael K. Smith
  74. Michael Madigan
  75. Michael P. McAuliffe
  76. Michael W. Tryon
  77. Michael Zalewski
  78. Mike Bost
  79. Mike Fortner
  80. Monique D. Davis
  81. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  82. Patricia R. Bellock
  83. Patrick J. Verschoore
  84. Raymond Poe
  85. Renee Kosel
  86. Rich Brauer
  87. Richard P. Myers
  88. Rita Mayfield
  89. Robert F. Flider
  90. Robert Rita
  91. Robert W. Pritchard
  92. Robyn Gabel
  93. Roger L. Eddy
  94. Ron Stephens, Illinois Representative
  95. Rosemary Mulligan
  96. Sandra M. Pihos
  97. Sandy Cole
  98. Sara Feigenholtz
  99. Shane Cultra
  100. Sidney Mathias
  101. Susana Mendoza
  102. Thomas Holbrook (Illinois)
  103. Tim Schmitz
  104. Tom Cross
  105. William Davis

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Careen M. Gordon
Jay C. Hoffman
Mark Walker (Illinois)
Michael K. Smith
Robert F. Flider

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Adam M. Brown
David Harris
Dwight D. Kay
Michael D. Unes
Sue Rezin

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Illinois, 17 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 17, 7 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans. In the 12 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 7. In total, Illinois elected 118 representatives, 54 Republicans and 64 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

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

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

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

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Illinois House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Al Riley
  2. Andre Thapedi
  3. Ann M. Williams
  4. Annazette Collins
  5. Anthony DeLuca, Illinois Representative
  6. Arthur Turner II
  7. Barbara Flynn Currie
  8. Bill Cunningham
  9. Brandon W. Phelps
  10. Camille Y. Lilly
  11. Carol Sente
  12. Charles E. Jefferson
  13. Constance A. Howard
  14. Cynthia Soto
  15. Dan Reitz
  16. Daniel J. Burke
  17. Daniel K. Biss
  18. Daniel V. Beiser
  19. Deb Mell
  20. Eddie Lee Jackson
  21. Edward Acevedo
  22. Elaine Nekritz
  23. Elizabeth Hernandez
  24. Emily McAsey
  25. Esther Golar
  26. Frank J. Mautino
  27. Fred Crespo
  28. Greg Harris
  29. Harry Osterman
  30. Jack D. Franks
  31. Jack McGuire
  32. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  33. John C. D'Amico
  34. John E. Bradley
  35. Joseph M. Lyons
  36. Karen May
  37. Karen Yarbrough
  38. Keith Farnham
  39. Kelly M. Burke
  40. Kenneth Dunkin
  41. Kevin A. McCarthy
  42. La Shawn K. Ford
  43. Linda Chapa LaVia
  44. Lisa M. Dugan
  45. Lou Lang
  46. Luis Arroyo
  47. Maria Antonia Berrios
  48. Marlow H. Colvin
  49. Mary E. Flowers
  50. Michael Madigan
  51. Michael Zalewski
  52. Michelle Mussman
  53. Monique D. Davis
  54. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  55. Patrick J. Verschoore
  56. Rita Mayfield
  57. Robert Rita
  58. Robyn Gabel
  59. Sara Feigenholtz
  60. Susana Mendoza
  61. Thaddeus Jones
  62. Thomas Holbrook (Illinois)
  63. William Davis

Republican


  1. Adam M. Brown
  2. Angelo Saviano
  3. Bill Mitchell
  4. Chad D. Hays
  5. Chapin Rose
  6. Chris Nybo
  7. Dan Brady
  8. Darlene Senger
  9. Dave Winters
  10. David Harris
  11. David R. Leitch
  12. David Reis
  13. Dennis Reboletti
  14. Donald L. Moffitt
  15. Dwight D. Kay
  16. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  17. Franco Coladipietro
  18. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  19. Jerry L. Mitchell
  20. Jil Tracy
  21. Jim Durkin
  22. Jim Sacia
  23. Jim Watson (Illinois)
  24. JoAnn D. Osmond
  25. Joe Sosnowski
  26. John Cavaletto
  27. Kay Hatcher
  28. Keith P. Sommer
  29. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  30. Michael Connelly
  31. Michael D. Unes
  32. Michael P. McAuliffe
  33. Michael W. Tryon
  34. Mike Bost
  35. Mike Fortner
  36. Patricia R. Bellock
  37. Raymond Poe
  38. Renee Kosel
  39. Rich Brauer
  40. Richard Morthland
  41. Richard P. Myers
  42. Robert W. Pritchard
  43. Roger L. Eddy
  44. Ron Stephens, Illinois Representative
  45. Rosemary Mulligan
  46. Sandra M. Pihos
  47. Sandy Cole
  48. Shane Cultra
  49. Sidney Mathias
  50. Sue Rezin
  51. Thomas R. Morrison
  52. Tim Schmitz
  53. Tom Cross
  54. Wayne Arthur Rosenthal

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Illinois, 50 candidates (42.4% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 50, 37 were Democrats and 13 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Illinois, 12 (6.2%) of the 195 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: