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{{Ilelecbanner12}}{{Ilsenate2012toc}}Elections for the office of [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois' state senators]] will be held in [[Illinois]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 6, 2012]]. The primary date will be March 20, 2012.
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{{Ilelecbanner12}}{{Ilsenate2012toc}}Elections for the office of [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois' state senators]] were held in [[Illinois]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 6, 2012]]. The primary date was March 20, 2012.
  
The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 5, 2011. Petitions could be circulated starting on September 6, 2011.  The primary election day will be March 20, 2012.
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The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 5, 2011. Petitions could be circulated starting on September 6, 2011.   
  
All '''59 seats''' will be up for election, as the election is the first following [[Redistricting in Illinois|redistricting]].
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All '''59 seats''' were up for election, as the election is the first following [[Redistricting in Illinois|redistricting]].
  
 
::''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]] and [[State legislative elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]] and [[State legislative elections, 2012]]''
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==Majority control==
 
==Majority control==
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Illinois State Senate]]:
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Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Illinois State Senate]]:
 
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==Incumbents retiring==
 
==Incumbents retiring==
A total of 12 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents are:
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A total of 12 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:
  
 
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[[Article IV, Illinois Constitution#Section 2|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.
 
[[Article IV, Illinois Constitution#Section 2|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.
  
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[[File:Illinois' State Senate Districts Based on Partisan Registration Before and After the 2010 Census Redistricting.jpg|link=http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/illinois-state-senate-districts-with-less-than-10-party-registration-differential/|thumb|300px|[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/illinois-state-senate-districts-with-less-than-10-party-registration-differential/ Map of Illinois Senate Districts] with less than 10% party registration differential before and after the [[Redistricting in Illinois|2010 redistricting]]. A total of 8 legislative districts meet the criteria before and after 2010.]]
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Illinois]]
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Illinois]]
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Between 2000-2010, Illinois saw a large number of citizens move from the Democratic stronghold of Chicago to the more Republican friendly suburbs. With Democrats in charge of the legislature and governorship, however, they were able to draw maps beneficial to their party. This resulted in a number of districts that begin in Chicago and wind out into the suburbs like the spokes in a wheel. Democrats released their plan with little data and were criticized from all sides. The map, which Republicans said would guarantee a GOP minority for the next decade, was quickly passed and signed into law. Republicans challenged the map in court but saw the case thrown out.
 
Between 2000-2010, Illinois saw a large number of citizens move from the Democratic stronghold of Chicago to the more Republican friendly suburbs. With Democrats in charge of the legislature and governorship, however, they were able to draw maps beneficial to their party. This resulted in a number of districts that begin in Chicago and wind out into the suburbs like the spokes in a wheel. Democrats released their plan with little data and were criticized from all sides. The map, which Republicans said would guarantee a GOP minority for the next decade, was quickly passed and signed into law. Republicans challenged the map in court but saw the case thrown out.
  
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In Illinois, there were eight state senate districts where the partisan registration of Democratic and Republican voters was less than 10 percentage points apart. These districts would be considered "competitive" when looked at strictly with respect to vote party affiliation. The eight districts in Illinois were Districts 27, 31, 34, 38, 47, 49, 52 and 54.
  
 
==List of candidates==
 
==List of candidates==
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 30 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 30 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:*[[Adolfo Mondragon]]: 2,680
 
:*[[Adolfo Mondragon]]: 2,680
:*[[Antonio Munoz]]: 8,292 {{approved}} Incumbent Munoz was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1998.
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:*[[Antonio Munoz]]: 8,292 {{approved}}- Incumbent Munoz first assumed office in 1999.
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Edgar Diaz]] was running but was removed from the ballot on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17140&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Edgar Diaz," January 4, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Edgar Diaz]] was running but was removed from the ballot on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17140&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Edgar Diaz," January 4, 2012]</ref>
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 30 Republican primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*No candidates have filed.
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<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Antonio Munoz]]: 38,261 {{won}}
  
 
===District 2===
 
===District 2===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[William Delgado]]: 8,145 {{approved}} Incumbent Delgado was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1996.
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:*[[William Delgado]]: 8,145 {{approved}}- Incumbent Delgado first assumed office in 1997.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[William Delgado]]: 46,976 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Ronald J. Baltierra]] (write-in): 6
  
 
===District 3===
 
===District 3===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Mattie Hunter]]: 15,655 {{approved}} Incumbent Hunter was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2002.
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:*[[Mattie Hunter]]: 15,655 {{approved}}- Incumbent Hunter first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Larry D. Craddieth]] was running but withdrew from the race on December 28.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17127&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Larry Craddieth," December 20, 2011]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Larry D. Craddieth]] was running but withdrew from the race on December 28.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17127&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Larry Craddieth," December 20, 2011]</ref>
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mattie Hunter]]: 67,958 {{won}}
  
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Kimberly Lightford]]: 19,089 {{approved}} Incumbent Lightford was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1998.
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:*[[Kimberly Lightford]]: 19,089 {{approved}}- Incumbent Lightford first assumed office in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Kimberly Lightford]]: 78,011 {{won}}
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:*[[Patricia Van Pelt Watkins]]: 10,081 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Patricia Van Pelt Watkins]]: 10,081 {{approved}}
:*[[Annazette Collins]]: 8,761 - Incumbent Collins was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
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:*[[Annazette Collins]]: 8,761 - Incumbent Collins first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Patricia Van Pelt Watkins]]: 71,597 {{won}}
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[John Cullerton]] {{approved}} Incumbent Cullerton was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1990.
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:*[[John Cullerton]] {{approved}}- Incumbent Cullerton first assumed office in 1991.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*No candidates filed.
  
:*No candidates have filed.
 
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Cullerton]]: 76,111 {{won}}
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===District 7===
 
===District 7===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Heather Steans]]: 15,135 {{approved}} Incumbent Steans was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2008.
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:*[[Heather Steans]]: 15,135 {{approved}}- Incumbent Steans first assumed office in 2009.
  
 
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:*No candidates filed.
  
:*No candidates have filed.
 
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Heather Steans]]: 67,690 {{won}}
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Ira Silverstein]]: 11,053 {{approved}} Incumbent Silverstein was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1998.
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:*[[Ira Silverstein]]: 11,053 {{approved}}- Incumbent Silverstein first assumed office in 1999.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ira Silverstein]]: 54,399 {{won}}
  
 
===District 9===
 
===District 9===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jeffrey Schoenberg]] (D) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jeffrey Schoenberg]] (D) did not run for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Daniel Biss]]: 18,583 {{approved}} Biss is the current District 17 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|House]].
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:*[[Daniel Biss]]: 18,583 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Marc Levine]]: 11,961 {{approved}}  
 
:*[[Marc Levine]]: 11,961 {{approved}}  
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:: '''''Note:''''' ''Levine withdrew from the race on April 16, 2012.''
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Daniel Biss]]: 69,064 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Glenn Farkas]]: 34,081
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[John G. Mulroe]]: 12,396 {{approved}} Incumbent Mulroe was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2010|2010]].
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:*[[John G. Mulroe]]: 12,396 {{approved}}- Incumbent Mulroe first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[John G. Mulroe]]: 53,859 {{won}}
  
 
===District 11===
 
===District 11===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Steve Landek]] (D) is not running for re-election in District 11. Instead he is running in District 12.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Steve Landek]] (D) won re-election in District 12.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Martin Sandoval]]: 16,464 {{approved}} Incumbent Sandoval, of District 12, was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2002.
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:*[[Martin Sandoval]]: 16,464 {{approved}}- Incumbent Sandoval first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*No candidates filed.
:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Martin Sandoval]]: 40,309 {{won}}
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Martin Sandoval]] (D) is not running for re-election in District 12. Instead he is running in District 11.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Martin Sandoval]] (D) won re-election in District 11.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Steven Landek]]: 7,121 {{approved}} Incumbent Landek, of District 11, was first appointed to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
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:*[[Steven Landek]]: 7,121 {{approved}}- Incumbent Landek first assumed office in 2011.
 
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:*[[Raul Montes, Jr.]]: 3,583
 
:*[[Raul Montes, Jr.]]: 3,583
  
 
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Steven Landek]]: 37,949 {{won}}
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Kwame Raoul]]: 22,437 {{approved}} Incumbent Raoul was first appointed to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2004.
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:*[[Kwame Raoul]]: 22,437 {{approved}}- Incumbent Raoul first assumed office in 2004.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Kwame Raoul]]: 74,295 {{won}}
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:*[[Emil Jones III]]: 23,067 {{approved}} Incumbent Jones was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2008.
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:*[[Emil Jones III]]: 23,067 {{approved}}- Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2009.
 
:'''''Note''' [[Richard J. Lewandowski]] filed to run but withdrew from the race January 9, 2012.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17169&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Richard J. Lewandowski," January 9, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note''' [[Richard J. Lewandowski]] filed to run but withdrew from the race January 9, 2012.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17169&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Richard J. Lewandowski," January 9, 2012]</ref>
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Emil Jones III]]: 82,778 {{won}}
  
 
===District 15===
 
===District 15===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[James Meeks]] (D) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[James Meeks]] (D) did not run for re-election.
 
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:*[[Patricia Mahon]]: 4,928
 
:*[[Patricia Mahon]]: 4,928
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:{{bluedot}} [[Napoleon Harris]]: 73,762 {{won}}
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Jacqueline Collins]]: 16,541 {{approved}} Incumbent Collins was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
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:*[[Jacqueline Collins]]: 16,541 {{approved}}- Incumbent Collins was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jacqueline Collins]]: 69,155 {{won}}
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===District 17===
 
===District 17===
 
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:*[[Donne Trotter]]: 25,850 {{approved}} Incumbent Trotter was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1993.
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:*[[Donne Trotter]]: 25,850 {{approved}}- Incumbent Trotter first assumed office in 1993.
  
 
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Donne Trotter]]: 85,524 {{won}}
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Edward Maloney]] (D) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Edward Maloney]] (D) did not run for re-election.
 
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:*[[Bill Cunningham]]: 17,769 {{approved}}- Cunningham is currently the District 35 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|State House]].
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:*[[Bill Cunningham]]: 17,769 {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Cunningham]]: 60,325 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Barbara Ruth Bellar]]: 34,338
  
 
===District 19===
 
===District 19===
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:*[[Michael Hastings]]: 11,480 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Michael Hastings]]: 11,480 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Gregory Hannon]]: 3,476
 
:*[[Gregory Hannon]]: 3,476
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael Hastings]]: 62,029 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Edgar Montalvo]]: 37,704
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
 
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:*[[Iris Martinez]]: 10,429 {{approved}} Incumbent Martinez was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.  
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:*[[Iris Martinez]]: 10,429 {{approved}} Incumbent Martinez first assumed office in 2003.  
  
 
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Iris Martinez]]: 47,688 {{won}}
  
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ron Sandack]] (R) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ron Sandack]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
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:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:*[[Michael Connelly]]: 24,931 {{approved}}
:*[[Michael Connelly]]: 24,931 {{approved}} Connelly is currently the District 48 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|State House]].
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Connelly]]: 79,105 {{won}}
  
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
 
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:*[[Michael Noland]]: 4,219 {{approved}} Incumbent Noland was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2007.  
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:*[[Michael Noland]]: 4,219 {{approved}}- Incumbent Noland first assumed office in 2007.  
 
:*[[Tim Elenz]]: 2,134
 
:*[[Tim Elenz]]: 2,134
  
 
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:*No candidates filed.
:*No candidates have filed.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael Noland]]: 34,963 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Cary Collins]]: 18,863
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
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:*[[Carole Pankau]]: 10,366 {{approved}} Incumbent Pankau was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2005.  
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:*[[Carole Pankau]]: 10,366 {{approved}}- Incumbent Pankau first assumed office in 2005.  
 
:*[[Randy Ramey]]: 7,651
 
:*[[Randy Ramey]]: 7,651
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Thomas E. Cullerton]]: 40,829 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Carole Pankau]]: 38,920
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
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:*[[Kirk Dillard]]: 19,287 {{approved}}- Incumbent Dillard first assumed office in 1993.  
:*[[Kirk Dillard]]: 19,287 {{approved}}- Incumbent Dillard was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1993.  
+
:*[[Chris Nybo]]: 11,979
:*[[Chris Nybo]]: 11,979 - Nybo is currently the District 41 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|State House]].
+
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[A. Ghani]]: 35,366
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Kirk Dillard]]: 68,220 {{won}}
  
 
===District 25===
 
===District 25===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Chris Lauzen]] (R) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Chris Lauzen]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Corinne Pierog]]: 38,061
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Jim Oberweis]]: 51,527 {{won}}
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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:*[[Dan Duffy]]: 22,110 {{approved}} Incumbent Duffy was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2009.
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:*[[Dan Duffy]]: 22,110 {{approved}}- Incumbent Duffy first assumed office in 2009.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Amanda Howland]]: 37,448
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Dan Duffy]]: 63,510 {{won}}
  
 
===District 27===
 
===District 27===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
 +
'''''Note''': [[David R. Page]] was placed on the ballot as a petition candidate.
  
 
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:*[[Matt Murphy]]: 19,551 {{approved}} Incumbent Murphy was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2007.
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:*[[Matt Murphy]]: 19,551 {{approved}}- Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 2007.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[David R. Page]]: 37,323
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Matt Murphy]]: 57,447 {{won}}
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Millner]] (R) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Millner]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Daniel Kotowski]]: 7,991 {{approved}} Kotowski is currently the District 33 incumbent in the [[Illinois State Senate|State Senate]].  
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:*[[Daniel Kotowski]]: 7,991 {{approved}} Incumbent Kotowski first assumed office in 2007.  
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Daniel Kotowski]]: 45,656 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Jim O'Donnell]]: 34,035
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Susan Garrett]] (D) is not running for re-election.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Susan Garrett]] (D) did not run for re-election.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julie Morrison]]: 46,673 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Arie Friedman]]: 39,087
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
 
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:*[[Terry Link]]: 7,677 {{approved}} Incumbent Link was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1997.
+
:*[[Terry Link]]: 7,677 {{approved}}- Incumbent Link first assumed office in 1997.
  
 
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:*[[Don Castella]]: 7,443 {{approved}}  
 
:*[[Don Castella]]: 7,443 {{approved}}  
:'''''Note:''' [[Gregory S. Jacobs]] was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17149&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Gregory S. Jacobs," January 9, 2012]</ref> He received four write-in votes.
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:'''''Note:''' [[Gregory S. Jacobs]] was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012.''<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17149&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - Gregory S. Jacobs," January 9, 2012]</ref> ''He received four write-in votes.''
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Terry Link]]: 44,274 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Don Castella]]: 22,173
  
 
===District 31===
 
===District 31===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Suzi Schmidt]] (R) is not running for re-election.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Suzi Schmidt]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Melinda Bush]]:5,721 {{approved}}  
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:*[[Melinda Bush]]: 5,721 {{approved}}  
  
 
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:*[[Linwood Jarratt|Linwood "Lennie" Jarratt]]:3,119
+
:*[[Linwood Jarratt|Linwood "Lennie" Jarratt]]: 3,119
:*[[Lawrence Leafblad]]:4,147
+
:*[[Lawrence Leafblad]]: 4,147
:*[[Michael White (Illinois)|Michael White]]:2,294
+
:*[[Michael White (Illinois)|Michael White]]: 2,294
:*[[Joe Neal]]:6,434 {{approved}}
+
:*[[Joe Neal]]: 6,434 {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Melinda Bush]]: 42,542 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Joe Neal]]: 40,281
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:*[[Pamela Althoff]]:19,937 {{approved}} Incumbent Althoff was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
+
:*[[Pamela Althoff]]: 19,937 {{approved}}- Incumbent Althoff first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Pamela Althoff]]: 74,346 {{won}}
  
 
===District 33===
 
===District 33===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dan Kotowski]] (D) is not running for re-election in District 33. Instead he is running in District 28.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dan Kotowski]] (D) won re-election in District 28.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:*[[Karen McConnaughay]]:12,487 {{approved}}
+
:*[[Karen McConnaughay]]: 12,487 {{approved}}
:*[[Cliff Surges]]:7,889
+
:*[[Cliff Surges]]: 7,889
  
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Craig M. Powers]] was running but withdrew from the race on December 23.''<Ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17178&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate Detail - Craig M. Powers," December 23, 2011]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Craig M. Powers]] was running but withdrew from the race on December 23.''<Ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17178&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate Detail - Craig M. Powers," December 23, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Karen McConnaughay]]: 69,573 {{won}}
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dave Syverson]] (R) is not running for re-election in District 34. Instead he is running in District 35.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dave Syverson]] (R) won re-election in District 35.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Dan Lewandowski]]:2,596
+
:*[[Dan Lewandowski]]: 2,596
:*[[Steve Stadelman]]:5,878 {{approved}}
+
:*[[Steve Stadelman]]: 5,878 {{approved}}
:*[[Marla Wilson]]:2,305
+
:*[[Marla Wilson]]: 2,305
 
:*[[Glenn Patterson]] ''Did not appear on ballot''
 
:*[[Glenn Patterson]] ''Did not appear on ballot''
  
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:*[[Frank Gambino]]:14,828 {{approved}}
+
:*[[Frank Gambino]]: 14,828 {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Stadelman]]: 49,540 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Frank Gambino]]: 29,342
  
 
===District 35===
 
===District 35===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:*[[Dave Syverson]]:14,368 {{approved}} Incumbent Syverson, of District 34, was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1993.
+
:*[[Dave Syverson]]: 14,368 {{approved}}- Incumbent Syverson first assumed office in 1993.
:*[[Christine J. Johnson]]:10,592 Incumbent Johnson was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
+
:*[[Christine J. Johnson]]: 10,592 - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Dave Syverson]]: 72,411 {{won}}
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator|Mike Jacobs]]:7,693 {{approved}} Incumbent Jacobs was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2005.
+
:*[[Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator|Mike Jacobs]]: 7,693 {{approved}} Incumbent Jacobs first assumed office in 2005.
:*[[Mike Boland]]:6,602
+
:*[[Mike Boland]]: 6,602
  
 
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:*[[Bill Albracht]]:12,416 {{approved}}
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:*[[Bill Albracht]]: 12,416 {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 +
:{{bluedot}} [[Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator|Mike Jacobs]]: 51,086 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Bill Albracht]]: 42,102
  
 
===District 37===
 
===District 37===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
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:*[[Darin LaHood]]:23,742 {{approved}} Incumbent LaHood was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
+
:*[[Darin LaHood]]: 23,742 {{approved}}- Incumbent LaHood first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Darin LaHood]]: 87,838 {{won}}
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Christine Benson]]:3,024 {{approved}}
+
:*[[Christine Benson]]: 3,024 {{approved}}
:*[[Tom Ganiere]]:2,299
+
:*[[Tom Ganiere]]: 2,299
:*[[Kevin Kunkel]]:1,858
+
:*[[Kevin Kunkel]]: 1,858
  
 
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:*[[Sue Rezin]]:16,866 {{approved}} Incumbent Rezin was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2010.
+
:*[[Sue Rezin]]: 16,866 {{approved}} Incumbent Rezin first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Christine Benson]]: 41,098
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Sue Rezin]]: 47,852 {{won}}
  
 
===District 39===
 
===District 39===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Don Harmon]]:13,274 {{approved}} Incumbent Harmon was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
+
:*[[Don Harmon]]: 13,274 {{approved}} Incumbent Harmon first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
+
:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Don Harmon]]: 58,381 {{won}}
  
 
===District 40===
 
===District 40===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Toi Hutchinson]]:11,185 {{approved}} Incumbent Hutchinson was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2009.
+
:*[[Toi Hutchinson]]: 11,185 {{approved}}- Incumbent Hutchinson first assumed office in 2009.
  
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
+
:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
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<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 +
:{{bluedot}} [[Toi Hutchinson]]: 52,088 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Joseph C. Marshall]]: 34,952
  
 
===District 41===
 
===District 41===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
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:*No candidates filed.
  
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Christine Radogno]]:24,040 {{approved}} Incumbent Radogno was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1997.
+
:*[[Christine Radogno]]: 24,040 {{approved}}- Incumbent Radogno first assumed office in 1997.
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Duane Bradley]] was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012 for having insufficient signatures.''<ref>[http://lemont.patch.com/articles/lemont-resident-duane-bradley-removed-from-march-primary-ballot ''Lemont Patch,'' "Lemont Resident Duane Bradley Removed from March Republican Primary Ballot," January 9, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Duane Bradley]] was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012 for having insufficient signatures.''<ref>[http://lemont.patch.com/articles/lemont-resident-duane-bradley-removed-from-march-primary-ballot ''Lemont Patch,'' "Lemont Resident Duane Bradley Removed from March Republican Primary Ballot," January 9, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Christine Radogno]]: 79,517 {{won}}
  
 
===District 42===
 
===District 42===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Linda Holmes]]:5,340 {{approved}} Incumbent Holmes was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2007.
+
:*[[Linda Holmes]]: 5,340 {{approved}}- Incumbent Holmes first assumed office in 2007.
  
 
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:*[[Peter Hurtado]]:6,342 {{approved}}  
+
:*[[Peter Hurtado]]: 6,342 {{approved}}  
  
 
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<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Linda Holmes]]: 36,825 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Peter Hurtado]]: 20,177
  
 
===District 43===
 
===District 43===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Arthur Wilhelmi]]:6,154 {{approved}} Incumbent Wilhelmi was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2005.
+
:*[[Arthur Wilhelmi]]: 6,154 {{approved}}- Incumbent Wilhelmi first assumed office in 2005.
 +
 
 +
'''''Note:''' Wilhelmi resigned prior to the primary, but his name remained on the ballot. His seat was filled by [[Pat McGuire]] but it remained unclear who the Democratic nominee was until mid-July.''<ref>[http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/10874387-418/former-will-county-treasurer-pat-mcguire-is-now-the-state-senator-of-the-43rd-district.html ''Herald News,'' "McGuire replaces Wilhelmi in 43rd District," February 25, 2012]</ref>
  
'''''Note:''' Wilhelmi resigned prior to the primary, but his name remained on the ballot. His seat was filled by [[Pat McGuire]] but it is unclear who the Democratic nominee is.''<ref>[http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/10874387-418/former-will-county-treasurer-pat-mcguire-is-now-the-state-senator-of-the-43rd-district.html ''Herald News,'' "McGuire replaces Wilhelmi in 43rd District," February 25, 2012]</ref>
 
 
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:*[[Sandy Johnson]]:8,463 {{approved}}  
+
:*[[Sandy Johnson]]: 8,463 {{approved}}  
  
 
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<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pat McGuire]]: 50,955 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Sandy Johnson]]: 22,739
  
 
===District 44===
 
===District 44===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
+
:*No candidates filed.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Bill Brady]]: 24,988 {{approved}}- Incumbent Brady was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2002.
+
:*[[Bill Brady]]: 24,988 {{approved}}- Incumbent Brady first assumed office in 2002.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Bill Brady]]: 82,542 {{won}}
  
 
===District 45===
 
===District 45===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.
+
:*No candidates filed.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Tim Bivins]]: 26,705 {{approved}} Incumbent Bivins was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2009.
+
:*[[Tim Bivins]]: 26,705 {{approved}}- Incumbent Bivins first assumed office in 2009.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Tim Bivins]]: 78,179 {{won}}
  
 
===District 46===
 
===District 46===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Dave Koehler]]: 5,552 {{approved}}- Incumbent Koehler was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2006.
+
:*[[Dave Koehler]]: 5,552 {{approved}}- Incumbent Koehler first assumed office in 2006.
 
:*[[James Polk]]: 1,245
 
:*[[James Polk]]: 1,245
 
:*[[Marvin Bainter]]: 707
 
:*[[Marvin Bainter]]: 707
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 +
:{{bluedot}} [[Dave Koehler]]: 45,054 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Pat Sullivan (Illinois)|Pat Sullivan]]: 38,104
  
 
===District 47===
 
===District 47===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[John Sullivan (Illinois)|John Sullivan]]: 6,941 {{approved}} Incumbent Sullivan was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
+
:*[[John Sullivan (Illinois)|John Sullivan]]: 6,941 {{approved}}- Incumbent Sullivan first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Sullivan (Illinois)|John Sullivan]]: 51,298 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Randy Frese]]: 39,719
  
 
===District 48===
 
===District 48===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom Johnson]] (R) is not running for re-election.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom Johnson]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Andy Manar]]: 47,334 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike McElroy]]: 38,256
  
 
===District 49===
 
===District 49===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[William "Sam" McCann]] (R) is not running for re-election in District 49. Instead he is running in District 50.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[William "Sam" McCann]] (R) won re-election in District 50.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant]]: 45,491 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Garrett Peck]]: 39,951
  
 
===District 50===
 
===District 50===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Larry Bomke]] (R) is not running for re-election.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Larry Bomke]] (R) did not run for re-election.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[William McCann]]: 14,739 {{approved}}- Incumbent McCann was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
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:*[[William McCann]]: 14,739 {{approved}}- Incumbent McCann first assumed office in 2011.
 
:*[[Gray Noll]]: 8,514
 
:*[[Gray Noll]]: 8,514
 
:*[[Steven Dove]] ''Did not appear on ballot''
 
:*[[Steven Dove]] ''Did not appear on ballot''
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:{{reddot}} [[William McCann]]: 81,976 {{won}}
  
 
===District 51===
 
===District 51===
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kyle McCarter]] (R) is not running for re-election in District 51. Instead he is running in District 54.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kyle McCarter]] (R) won re-election in District 54.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:*[[Tom Pliura]]: 13,067
 
:*[[Tom Pliura]]: 13,067
:*[[Chapin Rose]]: 19,343 {{approved}}- Rose is currently the District 110 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|State House]].
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:*[[Chapin Rose]]: 19,343 {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Chapin Rose]]: 86,710 {{won}}
  
 
===District 52===
 
===District 52===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Michael Frerichs]]: 7,430 {{approved}}- Incumbent Frerichs was first elected to the Senate in 2006.  
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:*[[Michael Frerichs]]: 7,430 {{approved}}- Incumbent Frerichs first assumed office in 2006.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael Frerichs]]: 48,493 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[John Christian Bambenek]]: 26,310
  
 
===District 53===
 
===District 53===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Jason Barickman]]: 19,738 {{approved}}- Barickman is currently the District 105 incumbent in the [[Illinois House of Representatives|State House]].
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:*[[Jason Barickman]]: 19,738 {{approved}}
:*[[Shane Cultra]]: 11,878 - Incumbent Cultra was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2011.
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:*[[Shane Cultra]]: 11,878 - Incumbent Cultra first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Jason Barickman]]: 76,999 {{won}}
  
 
===District 54===
 
===District 54===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Kyle McCarter]]: 17,648 {{approved}} Incumbent McCarter was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2009.
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:*[[Kyle McCarter]]: 17,648 {{approved}}- Incumbent McCarter first assumed office in 2009.
:'''''Note:''' [[John O. Jones]] withdrew from the race on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17162&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012]</ref> Incumbent Jones was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.''
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:'''''Note:''' Incumbent [[John O. Jones]] intially ran for re-election, but withdrew from the race on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17162&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012]</ref> Jones was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.''
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Danny L. Stover]]: 35,962
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:{{reddot}} [[Kyle McCarter]]: 59,104 {{won}}
  
 
===District 55===
 
===District 55===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[Dale A. Righter]]: 21,400 {{approved}}- Incumbent Righter was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
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:*[[Dale A. Righter]]: 21,400 {{approved}}- Incumbent Righter first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
<u>'''''November 6 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Dale A. Righter]]: 78,776 {{won}}
  
 
===District 56===
 
===District 56===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[William Haine]]: 7,628 {{approved}}- Incumbent Haine was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2002.
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:*[[William Haine]]: 7,628 {{approved}}- Incumbent Haine first assumed office in 2002.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[William Haine]]: 55,614 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Babcock]]: 38,968
  
 
===District 57===
 
===District 57===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[James Clayborne Jr.]]: 10,568 {{approved}}- Incumbent Clayborne was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1995.  
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:*[[James Clayborne Jr.]]: 10,568 {{approved}}- Incumbent Clayborne first assumed office in 1995.  
 
:*[[Wyatt Frazer]]: 3,349
 
:*[[Wyatt Frazer]]: 3,349
  
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:{{bluedot}} [[James Clayborne Jr.]]: 54,596 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Dave Barnes]]: 36,343
  
 
===District 58===
 
===District 58===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
:*No candidates have filed.  
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:*No candidates filed.  
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
:*[[David Luechtefeld]]: 15,281 {{approved}} Incumbent Luechtefeld was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 1995.
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:*[[David Luechtefeld]]: 15,281 {{approved}}- Incumbent Luechtefeld first assumed office in 1995.
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael J. Bigler]]: 37,087
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:{{reddot}} [[David Luechtefeld]]: 56,707 {{won}}
  
 
===District 59===
 
===District 59===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''March 20 Democratic primary candidates:'''</u>
 
:*[[Fred Kondritz]]: 3,636
 
:*[[Fred Kondritz]]: 3,636
:*[[Gary Forby]]: 12,700 {{approved}}- Incumbent Forby was first elected to the [[Illinois State Senate|Senate]] in 2003.
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:*[[Gary Forby]]: 12,700 {{approved}}- Incumbent Forby first assumed office in 2003.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''March 20 GOP primary candidates:'''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Gary Forby]]: 55,502 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Mark Minor]]: 38,435
  
 
==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf Official Primary Election Results]
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*[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?ListType=ALL%2bCANDIDATES%2bAS%2bOF%2b1%252f6%252f2012+12%253a11%2bPM&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=AP&SearchType=CandFiling&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+OfficeBallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2c+PartySequence%2c+FileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt Illinois State Board of Elections - List of Primary candidates]
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* [http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?ListType=ALL%2bCANDIDATES%2bAS%2bOF%2b1%252f6%252f2012+12%253a11%2bPM&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=AP&SearchType=CandFiling&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+OfficeBallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2c+PartySequence%2c+FileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt Illinois State Board of Elections - List of Primary candidates]
*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_county/IL_State_Senate_0320.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS March 20, 2012 Primary results from The Associated Press]
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* [http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections - Official Primary Election Results]
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* [http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID Illinois State Board of Elections - List of General Election Candidates]
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* [http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections - Official General Election Results]
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* [http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/AboutTheBoard/PDF/05_31_12PressRelease.pdf ''State Board of Elections'', "Terms for Senators Established," May 31, 2012]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Illinois State Senate2012 Illinois House Elections
Elections for the office of Illinois' state senators were held in Illinois on November 6, 2012. The primary date was March 20, 2012.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 5, 2011. Petitions could be circulated starting on September 6, 2011.

All 59 seats were up for election, as the election is the first following redistricting.

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Illinois State Senate:

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


Incumbents retiring

A total of 12 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Chris Lauzen Ends.png Republican Senate District 25
Edward Maloney Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 18
James Meeks Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 15
Jeffrey Schoenberg Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 9
John Millner Ends.png Republican Senate District 28
Larry Bomke Ends.png Republican Senate District 50
Maggie Crotty Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 19
Ron Sandack Ends.png Republican Senate District 21
Susan Garrett Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 29
Suzi Schmidt Ends.png Republican Senate District 31
Tom Johnson Ends.png Republican Senate District 48
John Jones Ends.png Republican Senate District 54

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
2010 45 $19,051,437
2008 74 $25,856,554
2006 77 $27,398,829
2004 37 $17,305,449
2002 120 $34,677,544
2000 41 $11,250,862
1998 78 $14,695,913
1996 87 $13,837,309

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate campaigns was $19,051,437. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $3,849,507
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois $1,493,465
Illinois Democratic Party $1,454,869
Illinois Republican Party $1,016,221
Illinois Health Care Association $459,144
Illinois Education Association $395,908
Illinois State Medical Society $315,142
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $282,582
AT&T $282,495
Illinois Laborers $261,618

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.

Map of Illinois Senate Districts with less than 10% party registration differential before and after the 2010 redistricting. A total of 8 legislative districts meet the criteria before and after 2010.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Illinois

Between 2000-2010, Illinois saw a large number of citizens move from the Democratic stronghold of Chicago to the more Republican friendly suburbs. With Democrats in charge of the legislature and governorship, however, they were able to draw maps beneficial to their party. This resulted in a number of districts that begin in Chicago and wind out into the suburbs like the spokes in a wheel. Democrats released their plan with little data and were criticized from all sides. The map, which Republicans said would guarantee a GOP minority for the next decade, was quickly passed and signed into law. Republicans challenged the map in court but saw the case thrown out.

These tables show the old state Senate districts with the most and least population following the 2010 census - thus the ones that most needed to be changed. The target population for new districts was 217,468.[3]

Most populated Senate Districts Incumbent 2010 Population
42 (Plainfield) Linda Holmes (D) 337,625
25 (Aurora) Chris Lauzen (R) 332,979
32 (Crystal Lake) Pamela Althoff (R) 254,707
43 (Crest Hill) Arthur Wilhelmi (D) 252,892
41 (Lemont) Christine Radogno (R) 250,942
Least Populated Senate Districts Incumbent 2010 Population
20 (Chicago) Iris Martinez (D) 187,878
7 (Chicago) Heather Steans (D) 188,147
17 (Chicago) Donne Trotter (D) 189,200
3 (Chicago) Mattie Hunter (D) 189,367
14 (Chicago) Emil Jones (D) 190,871

In Illinois, there were eight state senate districts where the partisan registration of Democratic and Republican voters was less than 10 percentage points apart. These districts would be considered "competitive" when looked at strictly with respect to vote party affiliation. The eight districts in Illinois were Districts 27, 31, 34, 38, 47, 49, 52 and 54.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party March 30 Democratic primary candidates:
Note: Edgar Diaz was running but was removed from the ballot on January 4, 2012.[4]
Republican Party March 30 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Antonio Munoz: 38,261 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • William Delgado: 8,145 Approveda- Incumbent Delgado first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Delgado: 46,976 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald J. Baltierra (write-in): 6

District 3

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mattie Hunter: 15,655 Approveda- Incumbent Hunter first assumed office in 2003.
Note: Larry D. Craddieth was running but withdrew from the race on December 28.[5]
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mattie Hunter: 67,958 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kimberly Lightford: 78,011 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Van Pelt Watkins: 71,597 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Cullerton: 76,111 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Heather Steans: 15,135 Approveda- Incumbent Steans first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heather Steans: 67,690 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ira Silverstein: 11,053 Approveda- Incumbent Silverstein first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ira Silverstein: 54,399 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Note: Incumbent Jeffrey Schoenberg (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Levine withdrew from the race on April 16, 2012.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Biss: 69,064 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Glenn Farkas: 34,081

District 10

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John G. Mulroe: 12,396 Approveda- Incumbent Mulroe first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John G. Mulroe: 53,859 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Note: Incumbent Steve Landek (D) won re-election in District 12.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Martin Sandoval: 16,464 Approveda- Incumbent Sandoval first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martin Sandoval: 40,309 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Note: Incumbent Martin Sandoval (D) won re-election in District 11.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Landek: 37,949 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Kwame Raoul: 22,437 Approveda- Incumbent Raoul first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kwame Raoul: 74,295 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Emil Jones III: 23,067 Approveda- Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2009.
Note Richard J. Lewandowski filed to run but withdrew from the race January 9, 2012.[6]
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Emil Jones III: 82,778 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Note: Incumbent James Meeks (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Note: Marquise D. Alston filed to run but was removed from the ballot on January 12, 2012.[7]
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Napoleon Harris: 73,762 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jacqueline Collins: 69,155 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donne Trotter: 25,850 Approveda- Incumbent Trotter first assumed office in 1993.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donne Trotter: 85,524 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Note: Incumbent Edward Maloney (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Cunningham: 60,325 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara Ruth Bellar: 34,338

District 19

Note: Incumbent Maggie Crotty initially filed to run but announced on December 29, 2011 that she would be withdrawing.[8]
Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Hastings: 62,029 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edgar Montalvo: 37,704

District 20

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Iris Martinez: 10,429 Approveda Incumbent Martinez first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Iris Martinez: 47,688 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Ron Sandack (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Connelly: 79,105 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Noland: 34,963 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cary Collins: 18,863

District 23

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas E. Cullerton: 40,829 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carole Pankau: 38,920

District 24

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party A. Ghani: 35,366
Republican Party Kirk Dillard: 68,220 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Note: Incumbent Chris Lauzen (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Corinne Pierog: 38,061
Republican Party Jim Oberweis: 51,527 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Dan Duffy: 22,110 Approveda- Incumbent Duffy first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amanda Howland: 37,448
Republican Party Dan Duffy: 63,510 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: David R. Page was placed on the ballot as a petition candidate.

Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Matt Murphy: 19,551 Approveda- Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David R. Page: 37,323
Republican Party Matt Murphy: 57,447 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Note: Incumbent John Millner (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel Kotowski: 7,991 Approveda Incumbent Kotowski first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Kotowski: 45,656 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim O'Donnell: 34,035

District 29

Note: Incumbent Susan Garrett (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Morrison: 46,673 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Arie Friedman: 39,087

District 30

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Terry Link: 7,677 Approveda- Incumbent Link first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Gregory S. Jacobs was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012.[9] He received four write-in votes.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Link: 44,274 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Castella: 22,173

District 31

Note: Incumbent Suzi Schmidt (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melinda Bush: 42,542 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Neal: 40,281

District 32

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Pamela Althoff: 19,937 Approveda- Incumbent Althoff first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Pamela Althoff: 74,346 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Note: Incumbent Dan Kotowski (D) won re-election in District 28.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Craig M. Powers was running but withdrew from the race on December 23.[10]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Karen McConnaughay: 69,573 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Note: Incumbent Dave Syverson (R) won re-election in District 35.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Note: Jim Hughes withdrew from the race on December 12.[11]
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Stadelman: 49,540 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Gambino: 29,342

District 35

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dave Syverson: 72,411 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Jacobs: 51,086 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Albracht: 42,102

District 37

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Darin LaHood: 23,742 Approveda- Incumbent LaHood first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Darin LaHood: 87,838 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Sue Rezin: 16,866 Approveda Incumbent Rezin first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Benson: 41,098
Republican Party Sue Rezin: 47,852 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Don Harmon: 13,274 Approveda Incumbent Harmon first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Harmon: 58,381 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Toi Hutchinson: 11,185 Approveda- Incumbent Hutchinson first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Toi Hutchinson: 52,088 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph C. Marshall: 34,952

District 41

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Duane Bradley was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2012 for having insufficient signatures.[12]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Christine Radogno: 79,517 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Linda Holmes: 5,340 Approveda- Incumbent Holmes first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Holmes: 36,825 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter Hurtado: 20,177

District 43

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Arthur Wilhelmi: 6,154 Approveda- Incumbent Wilhelmi first assumed office in 2005.

Note: Wilhelmi resigned prior to the primary, but his name remained on the ballot. His seat was filled by Pat McGuire but it remained unclear who the Democratic nominee was until mid-July.[13]

Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat McGuire: 50,955 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sandy Johnson: 22,739

District 44

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Bill Brady: 24,988 Approveda- Incumbent Brady first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Brady: 82,542 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Tim Bivins: 26,705 Approveda- Incumbent Bivins first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tim Bivins: 78,179 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Note: G. Allen Mayer withdrew from the race on December 2, 2011.[14]
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Koehler: 45,054 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pat Sullivan: 38,104

District 47

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Sullivan: 6,941 Approveda- Incumbent Sullivan first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Sullivan: 51,298 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Frese: 39,719

District 48

Note: Incumbent Tom Johnson (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Manar: 47,334 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike McElroy: 38,256

District 49

Note: Incumbent William "Sam" McCann (R) won re-election in District 50.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant: 45,491 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Garrett Peck: 39,951

District 50

Note: Incumbent Larry Bomke (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party William McCann: 81,976 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Note: Incumbent Kyle McCarter (R) won re-election in District 54.

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chapin Rose: 86,710 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Alan Nudo withdrew from the race on January 26, 2012.[15]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Frerichs: 48,493 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Christian Bambenek: 26,310

District 53

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jason Barickman: 76,999 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Kyle McCarter: 17,648 Approveda- Incumbent McCarter first assumed office in 2009.
Note: Incumbent John O. Jones intially ran for re-election, but withdrew from the race on January 4, 2012.[16] Jones was first elected to the Senate in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danny L. Stover: 35,962
Republican Party Kyle McCarter: 59,104 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:
  • Dale A. Righter: 21,400 Approveda- Incumbent Righter first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dale A. Righter: 78,776 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • William Haine: 7,628 Approveda- Incumbent Haine first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Haine: 55,614 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Babcock: 38,968

District 57

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Clayborne Jr.: 54,596 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Barnes: 36,343

District 58

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Bigler: 37,087
Republican Party David Luechtefeld: 56,707 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party March 20 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 20 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Forby: 55,502 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Minor: 38,435

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