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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=41&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f18%2f2014&ElectionYear=2014&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cBracketID%2c+ID%2c+FileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName Official primary candidate list]
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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=41&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f18%2f2014&ElectionYear=2014&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cBracketID%2c+ID%2c+FileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName Official primary candidate list]
*[http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/#category/general-assembly ''Chicago Tribune'' - Unofficial primary election results]
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Revision as of 12:15, 1 May 2014


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Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
List of candidates
District 3District 6District 9District 12District 15District 18District 21District 24District 27District 30District 33District 36District 39District 42District 45District 48District 51District 54District 57
State Legislative Election Results

Illinois State Senate2014 Illinois House Elections
Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013.

Incumbents retiring

One incumbent, Kirk Dillard (R), is not running for re-election in District 24.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Illinois State Senate:

Illinois State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 19 20
Total 59 59

Qualifications

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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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 of the 19 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of eight Democrats and six Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in five of the 19 districts up for election. Just one of these seats, District 36, held mildly competitive elections in 2012. In that election, the Democratic candidate won by a margin of 10 percent.

Primary challenges

Just one incumbent faced primary competition on March 18. One incumbent is not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 17 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senator facing primary competition was:

Retiring incumbents

One incumbent senator did not run for re-election, while 18 (94.7%) are running for re-election.

  • District 24: Kirk Dillard (R) declined to run for re-election in 2014, choosing instead to run for Governor.[1]

List of candidates

District 3

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mattie Hunter Approveda - Incumbent Hunter was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Note: Larry D. Craddieth was removed from the candidate list before the primary.

Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John J. Cullerton Approveda - Incumbent Cullerton was first elected to the chamber in 1990.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel Biss Approveda - Incumbent Biss was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Steven Landek Approveda - Incumbent Landek was first appointed to the chamber in 2011.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Napoleon Harris Approveda - Incumbent Harris was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Note: Victor Jonathan withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill Cunningham Approveda - Incumbent Cunningham was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Note: Incumbent Kirk Dillard (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • Matt Murphy Approveda - Incumbent Murphy was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Terry Link Approveda - Incumbent Link was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mike Jacobs Approveda - Incumbent Jacobs was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 42

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Linda Holmes Approveda - Incumbent Holmes was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tim Bivins Approveda - Incumbent Bivins was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Andy Manar Approveda - Incumbent Manar was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • Chapin Rose Approveda - Incumbent Rose was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 54

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kyle McCarter Approveda - Incumbent McCarter was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 57

Democratic Party March 18 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party March 18 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

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