Illinois State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections

Illinois State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Illinois State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 35 Pending
Republican Party 24 Pending
Total 59 59

Illinois State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

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

Illinois State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

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

Illinois State Senate Elections In 2010

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

List of Illinois State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) March 30 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Adolfo Mondragon: 2,680
  • Antonio Munoz: 8,292 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 30 Republican Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Antonio Munoz (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • William Delgado: 8,145 (Winner)
  • Ronald J. Baltierra

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) William Delgado (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Mattie Hunter: 15,655 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mattie Hunter (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Kimberly Lightford: 19,089 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kimberly Lightford (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Patricia Van Pelt Watkins: 10,081 (Winner)
  • Annazette Collins: 8,761

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Patricia Van Pelt Watkins (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • John Cullerton (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Cullerton (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Heather Steans: 15,135 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Heather Steans (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Ira Silverstein: 11,053 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ira Silverstein (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Daniel Biss: 18,583 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Marc Levine: 11,961 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daniel Biss (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Glenn Farkas

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • John G. Mulroe: 12,396 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John G. Mulroe (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Martin Sandoval: 16,464 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Martin Sandoval (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Steven Landek: 7,121 (Winner)
  • Raul Montes, Jr.: 3,583

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steven Landek (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Kwame Raoul: 22,437 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kwame Raoul (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Emil Jones III: 23,067 (Winner

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Emil Jones III (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Patricia Mahon: 4,928
  • Donna Miller: 8,209
  • Napoleon Harris: 10,172 (Winner)
  • Joseph Letke, Jr. Did not appear on ballot

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

(Democratic Party) Napoleon Harris (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Jacqueline Collins: 16,541 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jacqueline Collins (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Donne Trotter: 25,850 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Donne Trotter (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Bill Cunningham: 17,769 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Barbara Ruth Bellar: 9,846 (Winner)
  • Ricardo Fernandez: 3,434

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill Cunningham (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Barbara Ruth Bellar

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Michael Hastings: 11,480 (Winner)
  • Gregory Hannon: 3,476

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael Hastings (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Edgar Montalvo

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Iris Martinez: 10,429 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Iris Martinez (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Michael Connelly: 24,931 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Michael Connelly (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Michael Noland: 4,219 (Winner)
  • Tim Elenz: 2,134

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael Noland (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Cary Collins

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Kevin Allen: 2,344
  • Greg Brownfield: 2,206
  • Thomas E. Cullerton: 3,130 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Carole Pankau: 10,366 (Winner)
  • Randy Ramey: 7,651

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Thomas E. Cullerton (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Carole Pankau

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • A. Ghani: 6,344 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Kirk Dillard: 19,287 (Winner)
  • Chris Nybo: 11,979

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) A. Ghani
  • (Republican Party) Kirk Dillard (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Corinne Pierog: 2,794 (Winner)
  • Steven L. Hunter: 1,418

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Jim Oberweis: 10,871 (Winner)
  • Dave Richmond: 6,629
  • Richard Slocum: 4,532

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Corinne Pierog
  • (Republican Party) Jim Oberweis (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Amanda Howland: 5,370 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dan Duffy: 22,110 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Amanda Howland
  • (Republican Party) Dan Duffy (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Matt Murphy: 19,551 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) David R. Page
  • (Republican Party) Matt Murphy (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Daniel Kotowski: 7,991 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Jim O'Donnell: 7,450 (Winner)
  • Gayle Smolinski: 6,430

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daniel Kotowski (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jim O'Donnell

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Julie Morrison: 11,192 (Winner)
  • Milton J. Sumption: 1,544

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Arie Friedman: 13,247 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Julie Morrison (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Arie Friedman

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Terry Link: 7,677 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Don Castella: 7,443 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Terry Link (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Don Castella

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Melinda Bush: 5,721 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Linwood "Lennie" Jarratt: 3,119
  • Lawrence Leafblad: 4,147
  • Michael White: 2,294
  • Joe Neal: 6,434 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Melinda Bush (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Joe Neal

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Pamela Althoff: 19,937 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Pamela Althoff (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Karen McConnaughay: 12,487 (Winner)
  • Cliff Surges: 7,889

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Karen McConnaughay (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Dan Lewandowski: 2,596
  • Steve Stadelman: 5,878 (Winner)
  • Marla Wilson: 2,305
  • Glenn Patterson Did not appear on ballot

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Frank Gambino: 14,828 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Stadelman (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Frank Gambino

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dave Syverson: 14,368 (Winner)
  • Christine J. Johnson: 10,592

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Dave Syverson (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Mike Jacobs: 7,693 (Winner)
  • Mike Boland: 6,602

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Bill Albracht: 12,416 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mike Jacobs (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bill Albracht

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Darin LaHood: 23,742 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Darin LaHood (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Christine Benson: 3,024 (Winner)
  • Tom Ganiere: 2,299
  • Kevin Kunkel: 1,858

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Sue Rezin: 16,866 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Christine Benson
  • (Republican Party) Sue Rezin (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Don Harmon: 13,274 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Don Harmon (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Toi Hutchinson: 11,185 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Toi Hutchinson (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Joseph C. Marshall

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Christine Radogno: 24,040 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Christine Radogno (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Linda Holmes: 5,340 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Peter Hurtado: 6,342 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Linda Holmes (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Peter Hurtado

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 43

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Arthur Wilhelmi: 6,154 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Sandy Johnson: 8,463 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pat McGuire (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Sandy Johnson

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 44

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Bill Brady: 24,988 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bill Brady (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 45

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Tim Bivins: 26,705 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tim Bivins (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 46

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Dave Koehler: 5,552 (Winner)
  • James Polk: 1,245
  • Marvin Bainter: 707

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Pat Sullivan: 13,028 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dave Koehler
  • (Republican Party) Pat Sullivan (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 47

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • John Sullivan: 6,941 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Randy Frese: 19,530 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Sullivan (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Randy Frese

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 48

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Andy Manar: 10,072 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Mike McElroy: 10,424 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Andy Manar (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mike McElroy

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 49

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant: 4,947 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Gary Fitzgerald: 4,209
  • Anthony Giles: 1,411
  • Garrett Peck: 7,716 (Winner)
  • Brian Smith: 2,151

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Garrett Peck

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 50

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • William McCann: 14,739 (Winner)
  • Gray Noll: 8,514
  • Steven Dove Did not appear on ballot

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) William McCann (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 51

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Tom Pliura: 13,067
  • Chapin Rose: 19,343 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Chapin Rose (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 52

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Michael Frerichs: 7,430 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • John Christian Bambenek: 11,374 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael Frerichs (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John Christian Bambenek

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 53

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Jason Barickman: 19,738 (Winner)
  • Shane Cultra: 11,878

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jason Barickman (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 54

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Danny L. Stover: 4,311 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Kyle McCarter: 17,648 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Danny L. Stover
  • (Republican Party) Kyle McCarter (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 55

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dale A. Righter: 21,400 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Dale A. Righter (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 56

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • William Haine: 7,628 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Mike Babcock: 11,180 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) William Haine (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mike Babcock

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 57

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • James Clayborne Jr.: 10,568 (Winner)
  • Wyatt Frazer: 3,349

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dave Barnes: 8,631 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) James Clayborne Jr. (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dave Barnes

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 58

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • David Luechtefeld: 15,281 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael J. Bigler
  • (Republican Party) David Luechtefeld (Winner)

2012 Illinois State Senate Elections - District 59

(Democratic Party) March 20 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Fred Kondritz: 3,636
  • Gary Forby: 12,700 (Winner)

(Republican Party) March 20 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Mark Minor: 10,052 (Winner)
  • Ken Burzynski: 8,290

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gary Forby (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mark Minor

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