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The incumbent senator ran in 20 of the 21 state senate races. (95.24%)
 
The incumbent senator ran in 20 of the 21 state senate races. (95.24%)
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Republicans made minor gains in this election, picking up two seats.  Democrats still retain nearly a 3/5 majority.
  
 
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===Unopposed incumbents===
 
===Unopposed incumbents===
  
8 incumbents (40%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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8 incumbents (40%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.
  
:* 6 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 2 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
:* [[Antonio Munoz]] '''8,123''' {{approved}} Incumbent Munoz has represented district 1 since 1999.
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:* [[Antonio Munoz]] '''8,123''' {{approved}} Incumbent Munoz joined the senate in 1999.
 
:*Adolfo Mondragon 3,740
 
:*Adolfo Mondragon 3,740
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Kimberly Lightford]] '''21,140''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lightford has represented district 4 since 1998.
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:*[[Kimberly Lightford]] '''21,140''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lightford joined the senate in 1998.
 
   
 
   
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Heather Steans]] '''13,977''' {{approved}} Incumbent Steans has represented district 7 since 2008.
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:* [[Heather Steans]] '''13,977''' {{approved}} Incumbent Steans joined the senate in 2008.
 
:*Jim Madigan 7,595
 
:*Jim Madigan 7,595
  
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===District 13===
 
===District 13===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Kwame Raoul]] '''26,940''' {{approved}} Incumbent Raoul has represented district 13 since 2004.
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:*[[Kwame Raoul]] '''26,940''' {{approved}} Incumbent Raoul joined the senate in 2004.
  
 
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===District 16===
 
===District 16===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Jacqueline Collins]] '''19,708''' {{approved}} Incumbent Collins has represented district 16 since 2003.
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:*[[Jacqueline Collins]] '''19,708''' {{approved}} Incumbent Collins joined the senate in 2003.
  
 
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:*[[Maggie Crotty]] '''22,180''' {{approved}} Incumbent Crotty has represented district 19 since 2003.
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:*[[Maggie Crotty]] '''22,180''' {{approved}} Incumbent Crotty joined the senate in 2003.
  
 
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:*[[Michael Noland]] '''5,802''' {{approved}} Incumbent Noland has represented district 22 since 2007.
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:*[[Michael Noland]] '''5,802''' {{approved}} Incumbent Noland joined the senate in 2007.
  
 
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:*[[Chris Lauzen]] '''22,717''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lauzen has represented district 25 since 1992.
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:*[[Chris Lauzen]] '''22,717''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lauzen joined the senate in 1992.
 
:*P. Sean Michels 9,711
 
:*P. Sean Michels 9,711
  
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:*[[John Millner]] '''14,283''' {{approved}} Incumbent Millner has represented district 28 since 2005.
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:*[[John Millner]] '''14,283''' {{approved}} Incumbent Millner joined the senate in 2005.
  
 
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===District 31===
 
===District 31===
 
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:*[[Michael Bond]] '''7,261''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bond has represented district 31 since 2006.
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:*[[Michael Bond]] '''7,261''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bond joined the senate in 2006.
  
 
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:*[[Dave Syverson]] '''9,533''' {{approved}} Incumbent Syverson has represented district 34 since 1993.
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:*[[Dale Risinger]] '''20,571''' {{approved}} Incumbent Risinger has represented district 37 since 2003.
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===District 40===
 
===District 40===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
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:*[[Toi Hutchinson]] '''12,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hutchinson has represented district 40 since 2008.
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:*[[Toi Hutchinson]] '''12,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hutchinson joined the senate in 2008.
  
 
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===District 43===
 
===District 43===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''February 2 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
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:*[[Arthur Wilhelmi]] '''11,480'''  {{approved}} Incumbent Wilhelmi has represented district 43 since 2005.
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===District 46===
 
===District 46===
 
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:*[[David Koehler]] '''9,634''' {{approved}} Incumbent Koehler has represented district 46 since 2006.
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===District 49===
 
===District 49===
 
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:*[[Deanna Demuzio]] '''14,567''' {{approved}} Incumbent Demuzio has represented district 49 since 2004.
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:*[[Kyle McCarter]] '''13,449''' {{approved}} Incumbent McCarter has represented district 51 since 2008.
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:*[[Kyle McCarter]] '''13,449''' {{approved}} Incumbent McCarter joined the senate in 2008.
  
 
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===District 52===
 
===District 52===
 
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:*[[Mike Frerichs]] '''7,008''' {{approved}} Incumbent Frerichs has represented district 52 since 2006.
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:*[[Dale Righter]] '''23,863''' {{approved}} Incumbent Righter has represented district 55 since 2003.
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:*[[David Luechtefeld]] '''12,653''' {{approved}} Incumbent Luechtefeld has represented district 58 since 1995.
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Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

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Illinois State Senate
Elections for the office of Illinois State Senator were held in Illinois on November 2, 2010. Seats in every third district (1, 4, 7...) and also district 51 are up for election in 2010, for a total of 21 of 59 districts.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was November 2, 2009, and the primary election day was February 2, 2010.

Under the Illinois Constitution of 1970, senators are divided into three groups, each group having a two-year term at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms. In Illinois, senators have no term limits.

The incumbent senator ran in 20 of the 21 state senate races. (95.24%)

Republicans made minor gains in this election, picking up two seats. Democrats still retain nearly a 3/5 majority.

See also: Illinois State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Antonio Munoz
  2. Arthur Wilhelmi
  3. Chris Lauzen
  4. Dale Righter
  5. Dale Risinger
  6. Dave Syverson
  7. David Koehler
  8. David Luechtefeld
  9. Heather Steans
  10. Jacqueline Collins
  11. John G. Mulroe
  12. John Millner
  13. Kimberly Lightford
  14. Kwame Raoul
  15. Kyle McCarter
  16. Maggie Crotty
  17. Michael Noland
  18. Mike Frerichs
  19. Suzi Schmidt
  20. Toi Hutchinson
  21. William "Sam" McCann

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Illinois State Senate:

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


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Illinois in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contritubions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $25,856,554
2006 77 $27,398,829
2004 37 $17,305,449
2002 120 $34,677,544

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

8 incumbents (40%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.

  • 6 Democratic incumbents faced no November challenger.
  • 2 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.

Primary challenges

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Only 3 incumbents (15%) faced competition in the February 2 primary. All 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

One incumbent senator did not run for re-election, while 20 incumbents (95.2%) ran for re-election.

The retiring incumbent is:

Qualifications

Article IV of the Illinois Constitution states: To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Antonio Munoz 8,123 Approveda Incumbent Munoz joined the senate in 1999.
  • Adolfo Mondragon 3,740
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Antonio Munoz 17,517 Approveda

District 4

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kimberly Lightford 48,129 Approveda

District 7

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Heather Steans 13,977 Approveda Incumbent Steans joined the senate in 2008.
  • Jim Madigan 7,595
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heather Steans 41,214 Approveda
Republican Party Adam Robinson 8,030

District 10

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • John G. Mulroe 10,036 Approveda
  • Thomas Ryan 5,809
  • Mary Sendra Anselmo 5,248
  • Wanda Majcher 2,527
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent James DeLeo (D) did not seek re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John G. Mulroe 30,087 Approveda
Republican Party Brian G. Doherty 24,203

District 13

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Kwame Raoul 26,940 Approveda Incumbent Raoul joined the senate in 2004.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kwame Raoul 52,254 Approveda

District 16

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jacqueline Collins 42,253 Approveda

District 19

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Maggie Crotty 22,180 Approveda Incumbent Crotty joined the senate in 2003.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maggie Crotty 47,852 Approveda
Republican Party Adam Wojcik 23,828

District 22

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Noland 18,687 Approveda
Republican Party Steven J. Rauschenberger 18,102

District 25

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • Chris Lauzen 22,717 Approveda Incumbent Lauzen joined the senate in 1992.
  • P. Sean Michels 9,711

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leslie N. Juby 31,444
Republican Party Chris Lauzen 70,842 Approveda

District 28

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • John Millner 14,283 Approveda Incumbent Millner joined the senate in 2005.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Corinne Michele Pierog 21,786
Republican Party John Millner 37,189 Approveda

District 31

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Michael Bond 7,261 Approveda Incumbent Bond joined the senate in 2006.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Bond 29,850
Republican Party Suzi Schmidt 34,308 Approveda

District 34

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Jennifer Cacciapaglia 5,341 Approveda won Senate primary then withdrew from Senate race March 2010
  • Marla Wilson - (won House primary) , chosen in April 2010 by Democratic party to run in Senate general election
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • Dave Syverson 9,533 Approveda Incumbent Syverson joined the senate in 1993.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marla Wilson 25,407
Republican Party Dave Syverson 28,145 Approveda

District 37

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • Dale Risinger 20,571 Approveda Incumbent Risinger joined the senate in 2003.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dale Risinger 63,186 Approveda

District 40

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Toi Hutchinson 12,494 Approveda Incumbent Hutchinson joined the senate in 2008.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Toi Hutchinson 34,149 Approveda
Republican Party Adam Baumgartner 27,727

District 43

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent Conservative candidate
  • Christopher Pedersen - Pedersen was removed from the ballot on July 9, 2010

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Arthur Wilhelmi 38,663 Approveda
Republican Party Cedra Crenshaw 24,536

District 46

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • David Koehler 9,634 Approveda Incumbent Koehler joined the senate in 2006.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Koehler 43,474 Approveda

District 49

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Deanna Demuzio 14,567 Approveda Incumbent Demuzio joined the senate in 2004.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deanna Demuzio 33,733
Republican Party William "Sam" McCann 35,614 Approveda

District 51

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • Kyle McCarter 13,449 Approveda Incumbent McCarter joined the senate in 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Dudley 27,066
Republican Party Kyle McCarter 43,009 Approveda

District 52

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Mike Frerichs 7,008 Approveda Incumbent Frerichs joined the senate in 2006.
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Frerichs 32,583 Approveda
Republican Party Al Reynolds 20,450

District 55

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:
  • Dale Righter 23,863 Approveda Incumbent Righter joined the senate in 2003.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Josh Weger 20,189
Republican Party Dale Righter 51,569 Approveda

District 58

Democratic Party February 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party February 2 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeremy Randal Walker 26,480
Republican Party David Luechtefeld 43,719 Approveda

See also

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