This past Tuesday, there were statewide and local primaries across Illinois. Since the Green Party is an established party in Illinois, they had primaries for various seats. On a statewide level all of their primaries were uncontested, with only one person running, but various congressional races and other races had two or more people running. The party provided the following list of people who will appear on their general election ballot line:
U.S. Senator – LeAlan M. Jones
Governor – Rich Whitney
Lieutenant Governor – Don W. Crawford
Attorney General – David F. Black
Comptroller – R. Erika Schafer
Treasurer – Scott K. Summers
Secretary of State – Adrian Frost
1st Congress – Jeff Adams
2nd Congress – Michael E. Mayden
3rd Congress – Laurel Lambert Schmidt
4th Congress – Robert J. Burns
5th Congress – Matt Reichel
7th Congress – Kip Robbins
8th Congress – Bill Scheurer
9th Congress – Simon Ribeiro
12th Congress – Rodger Jennings
14th Congress – Daniel J. Kairis
16th Congress – Terry G. Campbell
17th Congress – Roger K. Davis
18th Congress – Sheldon Schafer
39th State Rep – Jeremy Karpen
47th State Rep – Bob Mueller
68th State Rep – Gerry Woods
69th State Rep – Dan Lindsey
79th State Rep – George Ochsenfeld
105th State Rep – Vince LaMie
115th State Rep – Charlie Howe
Cook County Assessor – Robert C. Grota
Cook County Board President – Thomas Tresser
Cook County Commissioner, District 01 – Ronald Lawless
Cook County Commissioner, District 02 – Michael Smith
Cook County Commissioner, District 04 – Joseph A. Barton
Cook County Commissioner, District 07 – Paloma Andrade
Cook County Commissioner, District 09 – Brock Merck
Cook County Commissioner, District 13 – George E. Milkowski
Cook County Commissioner, District 17 – Richard Dalka
Cook County, Metropolitan Water Rec District – Diana Horton
Cook County, Metropolitan Water Rec District – Nadine Bopp
Cook County, Metropolitan Water Rec District – Jack Ailey
Cook County Sheriff – Marshall Lewis
Lake County Board, District 08 – Kevin Gartley
McHenry County Board, District 05 – Frank Wedig
McHenry County Sheriff – Gus Philpott
Congressional candidate Matt Reichel sent out the following message to his supporters in light of his victory:
We have come out of the contested Green primary on Tuesday victorious.
I thank all of you that helped out by voting, canvassing, donating or phone banking. Every last ounce of effort was instrumental in building this winning campaign, and setting us up for success in November.
The final count was 46% for me, 33% for Andy Williams and 21% for Terry Golhooley. Results are available here.
We greatly expanded the number of Green ballots pulled in the district over 2008: an impressive feat, given that voters had to give up the right to vote in all other races in order to support us.
I thank all of you again and look forward to working with you as we push into the general election.
Our next organizing meeting will be Monday, March 1st.
More info to come between now and then.