Primary election results are in


LEE COUNTY — Lee County residents went to the polls on Tuesday, June 28 for the Illinois Primary Election, casting ballots for either the Democratic or Republican Party. The unofficial results follows. A total of 5,506 ballots were cast out of 21,612 possible which is 25.47 percent of the eligible voters took part in the election.

On the Democratic ballot here were the results:

For United States Senator, incumbent Tammy Duckworth was running unopposed, received 1,041 votes in Lee County.

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, incumbents JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton received 952 votes while Beverly Miles and Karla Shaw received 117 votes.

Incumbent Kwame Raoul ran for another term as Illinois Attorney General unopposed and received 1,000 Lee Couny votes.

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. Lee County voters put through Alexi Giannoulias to the November election as did the rest of the voters in the State. Giannoulias received 53 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Susana A. Mendoza is running unopposed for State Comptroller and received 1,027 votes in Lee County.

Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs was seeking another term unopposed and received 1,008 votes in Lee County.

Three candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lee County Board District 1 saw Emily Rose receiving 209 votes, David Bingaman receiving 180 votes and David McCarver receiving 166 votes.

Karla M. Nieman received 957 votes for Judge of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Michael P. Bald.

On the Republican ballot here were the results:

Seven candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for the United State Senator. Lee County favored Peggy Hubbard with 1,081 votes. Kathy Salvi was the state winner with 30 percent of the vote and she will face Senator Tammy Duckworth in November.

For the office of Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, Lee County followed the trend for the rest of the state and elected Darren Bailey and Stephanie Trussel. Bailey received 60.71 percent of the vote in Lee County and 58 percent of the vote statewide.

For the office of Illinois Attorney General, Lee County and the rest of the state elected Thomas G. DeVore. DeVore received 46.68 percent of the vote in Lee County and 44 percent of the vote statewide.

For the office of Illinois Secretary of State, Dan Brady received both the Lee County votes and the state votes. Brady earned 76.98 percent of the vote in Lee County and 76 percent of the vote statewide.

Shannon Teresi ran unopposed for the position of State Comptroller and received 3,438 votes in Lee County.

Tom Demmer ran unopposed for the position of State Treasurer and received 3883 votes in Lee County.

Incumbent Darin LaHood won the Lee County votes and statewide votes for U.S. House Illinois District 16. LaHood received 54.28 percent of the vote in Lee County and 66 percent of the vote in the district.

For State Senator 37th Legislative District Brett S. Nicklaus and incumbent Win Stoller were seeking the Republican nomination. No winner has been called but currently Stoller is ahead with 51 percent of the vote from the district. Nicklaus prevailed in Lee County with 57.05 percent of the vote.

For State Representative 74th District, Bradley J. Fritts received 58 percent of the vote in the district. Fritts also prevailed in Lee County receiving 53.24 percent of the vote.

Lee County Clerk Nancy Petersen ran unopposed for another term in office and received 3,768 votes in Lee County.

Paul Rudolphi ran unopposed for the position of Lee County Treasurer and received 3,699 votes in Lee County.

Clayton Whelan ran unopposed for the position of Lee County Sheriff and received 3,957 votes in Lee County.

Christopher J. Tennyson ran unopposed for re-election to the position of Regional Superintendent of Schools Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties and received 3,277 votes in Lee County.

For Lee County Board District 1, seven candidates ran for the Republican nomination. Here are the results: incumbent Michael Koppien 655, Angie Shippert 629, incumbent Robert J. Olson 623, incumbent James Schielein 432, Ronald R. Gascoigne 423, incumbent Rick Humphrey 409 and incumbent Christopher Norberg 371.

Peter McClanathan received 3,365 Lee County votes for the the position of Judge of the Circuit Court 15thJudicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Michael P. Bald.

Clayton L. Lindsey received 3,380 Lee County votes for position of Judge of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy of the Honorable Robert T. Hanson.

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