Tag Archives: Deb Gordils

Reichel wins Green Primary in IL-5

Our friends over at GreenPartyWatch are reporting that Matt Reichel has won the Green Party primary in Illinois’ Congressional 5th District, by a mere 11 votes, with 99% reporting. However, Deb Gordils is still within striking distance with a couple dozen votes left to count.

According to the Chicago Tribune, with 571 of 578 precincts reporting, the Green Party totals are:

Matt Reichel: 165 (34%)
Deb Gordils: 154 (32%)
Mark Frederickson: 69 (14%)
Alan Augustson: 62 (13%)
Simon Ribeiro: 36 (7%)

While statistically one could state that Reichel has likely won this primary, a dozen votes from 7 remaining precincts could put Gordils in front.

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Illinois’ special Green primary, taking place today, gets some coverage

Today is the day for the Green Party in Chicago – the special primary taking place to fill the fifth district congressional seat vacated by current White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel includes four Green candidates. Turnout is expected to be very low, probably not topping ten percent, with only about 4,400 voters taking advantage of early voting, according to Congressional Quarterly.… Read more ...

The Chicago Tribune covers the Green Party candidates of Illinois’ fifth congressional district

The Chicago Tribune has a reasonably comprehensive overview of the special election going on in Illinois’ fifth congressional district (election day is March 3), and this includes the four Green Party candidates.  They have a video interview with Deb Gordils and Mark Fredrickson.  They also have a questionnaire which has been returned (and posted) by Deb Gordils, Mark Fredrickson (who interestingly talks about helping Rod Blagojevich get elected and being a former Democratic precinct captain), and Simon Ribeiro.… Read more ...

Bilingual Chicago newspaper interviews IL-05 candidate Deb Gordils

The newspaper Extra – a Spanish and English newspaper – has printed an interview with Green Party candidate Deb Gordils.  Gordils is one of four Green candidates participating in a special primary on March 3rd.  The April election will decide who will fill White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s vacant congressional seat. … Read more ...

Ronald Hardy interviews Illinois Green House Distict 5 candidate Deb Gordils at Green Party Watch

Original interview posted at GPW. Posted to IPR by Paulie.


Five candidates are seeking the Illinois Green Party nomination to run in the special election to replace Rahm Emanuel in the US House in District 5. There will be a primary on March 3rd for the Green Party, the Democrats and the Republicans.… Read more ...

Five-way Green primary to take place in Illinois; twenty six candidates in total

In Illinois’ fifth congressional district, over two dozen candidates have filed for the March 3rd primary.  The special primary and special election are being held to replace Rahm Emanuel, who will be moving from the House to the White House.  He will become Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff.

The five candidates are Deb Leticia Gordils, Mark Arnold Fredrickson, Alan Augustson (who was previously reported on here), Mathew Reichel, and Simon Ribeiro. … Read more ...