Lee County residents head to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election


LEE COUNTY — Lee County residents will take to the polls on Tuesday, June 28 for the Illinois Primary Election, casting ballots for either the Democratic or Republican Party. On the ballot are federal, state and local offices.

On the Democratic ballot – which is green in color:

For United States Senator, incumbent Tammy Duckworth is running unopposed.

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, incumbents JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton are running against Beverly Miles and Karla Shaw for the Democractic nomination. 

Incumbent Kwame Raoul is running for another term as Illinois Attorney General unopposed.

The Secretary of State race has four Democratic candidates running for the office being vacated by five-term Secretary of State Jesse White, who will be retiring when his term is complete. The candidates include Alexi Giannoulias, David H. Moore, Anna M. Valencia and Sidney Moore.

Incumbent Susana A. Mendoza is running unopposed for State Comptroller.

Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs is seeking another term unopposed.

Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for Lee County Board District 1 and they include David McCarver, Emily Rose and David Bingaman.

Karla M. Nieman is seeking the position of Judge of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Michael P. Bald.

On the Republican ballot – which is yellow in color:

Seven candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for the United State Senator. Those candidates include: Casey Chlebek, Peggy Hubbard, Robert “Bobby” Piton, Jimmy Lee Tillman II, Anthony W. Williams, Kathy Salvi and Matthew “Matt” Dubiel.

For the office of Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, six candidates are seeking the Republican nomination. The candidates are: Darren Bailey and Stephanie Trussel, Paul Schimpf and Carolyn Schofield, Richard C. Irvin and Avery Bourne, Gary Rabine and Aaron Del Mar, Max Solomon and Latasha H. Fields, and Jesse Sullivan and Kathleen Murphy.

For the office of Illinois Attorney General, three candidates are seeking the Republican nomination. Those candidates are Steve Kim, David Shestokas and Thomas G. DeVore.

For the office of Illinois Secretary of State, Dan Brady and John C. Milhiser are seeking the nomination.

Shannon Teresi is running unopposed for the position of State Comptroller.

Tom Demmer is running unopposed for the position of State Treasurer.

Incumbent Darin LaHood, JoAnne Guillemette, Walt Peters, and Michael Rebresh are running in the Republican primary for U.S. House Illinois District 16. 

For State Senator 37th Legislative District Brett S. Nicklaus and incumbent Win Stoller are currently seeking the Republican nomination. 

For State Representative 74th District, Liandro “Li” Arellano, Jr. and Bradley J. Fritts are seeking the nomination.

Lee County Clerk Nancy Petersen is running unopposed for another term in office. 

Paul Rudolphi is running unopposed for the position of Lee County Treasurer.

Clayton Whelan is running unopposed for the position of Lee County Sheriff.

Christopher J. Tennyson is running unopposed for re-election to the position of Regional Superintendent of Schools Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties.

For Lee County Board District 1, seven candidates are running for the Republican nomination. Those candidates include: incumbent James Schielein, Angie Shippert, Ronald R. Gascoigne, incumbent Michael Koppien, incumbent Christopher Norberg, incumbent Rick Humphrey, and incumbent Robert J. Olson. 

Peter McClanathan is seeking the position of Judge of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Michael P. Bald. Clayton L. Lindsey is seeking the position of Judge of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Robert T. Hanson.

In person early voting will be available from. 9 a.m. – noon, on Saturday, June 25, in the office of the Lee County Clerk.

The following precincts will vote in the Amboy Community Building: Amboy 1, Amboy 2, Amboy 3 and Lee Center. The following precincts will vote in the Ellice Dinges Center in Sublette: May and Sublette Townships.

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