REALTORS® make impact in Illinois primaries

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The following is an update of the results on those candidates and local referenda that we have highlighted.  A complete breakdown of the results in the Illinois House and Senate will be available soon. PLEASE NOTE that the results are not official until certified by the State Board of Elections and the races noted with an asterisk (*) are projections since there are still precincts that have not been counted. We will update these results as they become final.

RPAC Supported ‘Opportunity Race’ Candidates (6 of 9 success)

  • Alex Acevedo, Illinois House, 2nd District, Chicago, IL (lost)
  • Jaime Andrade, Jr., Illinois House, 40th District, Chicago, IL (won)
  • Mike Hastings, Illinois Senate, 19th District, Cook and Will Counties (won)
  • *Martin McLaughlin, Illinois Senate, 26th District, Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry counties   (lost)
  • Christian Mitchell, Illinois House, District 26, Chicago, IL (won)
  • *John Reinert, McHenry County Board, Crystal Lake, IL  (won)
  • *Carolyn Schofield, Illinois House, 66th District, McHenry and Kane counties (lost)
  • Cynthia Soto, Illinois House, 4th District, Chicago, IL (won)
  • Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Illinois House, 7th District (won)

Independent Expenditures (7 of 10 success)

  • Alex Acevedo, Illinois House, 2nd District, Chicago, IL (lost)
  • Jaime Andrade, Jr., Illinois House, 40th District, Chicago, IL (won)
  • Jean Crosby, Winnebago County Board, 16th District, Rockford, IL (won)
  • Mike Hastings, Illinois Senate, 19th District, Cook and Will Counties (won)
  • *Martin McLaughlin, Illinois Senate, 26th District, Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry counties (lost)
  • Christian Mitchell, Illinois House, District 26, Chicago, IL  (won)
  • *John Reinert, McHenry County Board, Crystal Lake, IL (won)
  • *Carolyn Schofield, Illinois House, 66th District, McHenry and Kane counties (lost)
  • Cynthia Soto, Illinois House, 4th District, Chicago, IL  (won)
  • Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Illinois House, 7th District (won)

RVOICE Funded Local Referenda (2 of 4 success)

  • Home Rule, OPPOSED, Franklin Park — DEFEATED (Win for IAR)
  • Home Rule, OPPOSED, Westchester — DEFEATED (Win for IAR)
  • Home Rule, OPPOSED, Summit — APPROVED (Loss for IAR)
  • Sales Tax Increase for Streets, Sewers and Public Safety, SUPPORTED, Richton Park — DEFEATED (Loss for IAR)

 

 

 

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About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for Illinois REALTORS®. She assists in carrying out the legislative programs and policies of the Association, monitors and provides research and analysis on local, state, and federal legislation impacting the real estate industry, and represents the Association before the General Assembly, other elected officials, and other interest groups. She also prepares and coordinates materials related to the election of candidates for public office. Sullivan writes and edits State Capitol Report, the legislative newsletter of the Association, and contributes to the Illinois REALTOR® Magazine on governmental affairs issues. She also advises and provides staff support to the Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Member Involvement Group, the Realtors® Political Action Committee and various task forces and working groups which are appointed from time to time.

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