While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10.
The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, who appears Read more »
On April 9th, municipal elections were held throughout the state of Illinois. In Lake County (the county directly north of Cook County, where Chicago is located), the Constitution Party of Illinois elected its first officeholder in the party’s history. Phil Collins was elected Libertyville Township Trustee. Collins came in 4th out of 6 candidates, with the top 4 being elected. He received 1,132 votes, or 15.11%. He got Read more »
Alton, Illinois, held city elections on April 9, 2013, and only one name appeared on the ballot for Mayor. However, a candidate who had tried and failed to get on the ballot won the election on write-in votes. See this story. Alton has a population of 27,865. Thanks to Ken Bush for the link.
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The McHenry County College Board in Illinois has a new Libertarian member who’s ready to rein in wasteful spending. Chris Jenner, of Cary, Ill., came in second out of nine candidates, with the top three candidates winning seats on the board. Jenner netted 9,919 votes, or 15 percent, according to the Northwest Herald.
Jenner has been involved with the Illinois LP for more than a decade, and recently Read more »
On April 9, Illinois held a special U.S. House election, 2nd district. The unofficial results are: Democrat Robin Kelly 57,985 (70.78%); Republican Paul McKinley 18,071 (22.06%); Green LeAlan Jones 1,503 (1.83%); and these three independent candidates Elizabeth Pahlke 2,477 (3.02%); Marcus Lewis 1,344 (1.64%); Curtiss Lleng Bey 538 (.66%). Read more »
On April 3, 2013, Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as part of their nationwide college campus tour. The event was sponsored and hosted by the UIUC Young Americans for Liberty. The highlights of both of their speeches can be found on YouTube:
Many municipalities in Illinois have partisan city and town elections, but the parties are local parties that exist only in that municipality. In North Riverside Village, the two parties are the Voters Improvement Party (which is an old party that has held power for decades) and a new party, the Transparency & Accountability in Politics Party. Read more »
On April 9, Jessica Bradshaw was elected to an at-large city council seat in Carbondale, Illinois. Bradshaw is a Green Party member, although the election is non-partisan. Twelve candidates appeared on the ballot and voters were permitted to vote for three candidates to fill the three seats.
Bradshaw, 32, is the daughter of Richard Whitney (Green Party gubernatorial nominee in Read more »
During the LNC meeting March 16-17th in Rosemont, Illinois (suburb of Chicago next to O’Hare airport), I was there both doing a little bit of reporting for IPR when Paulie had business to take care of and also recording as much of the proceedings as I could make it out to (on Saturday, March 16th, I came into the meeting at 2:30 PM, about six and a half hours after it had started). However, other than that, I was able to record Read more »