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Democrats widen their control of the Illinois House

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By LGIS News Service | Nov 7, 2018

Illinois

Democrats widened their control of the Illinois House of Representatives to at least 71 seats in a midterm election that saw voter turnout outpace 2014 totals, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of voter tallies.

Democrats were headed toward victories in 32 of 64 contested House seats Tuesday night, while Republican candidates also led in 32 districts.

Democratic candidate victories gave the party an advantage of 61 percent to 39 percent in the House, which is more than the three-fifths majority it takes to override a governor's veto.

Currently, 67 of the House members are Democrats, compared to 51 Republicans. All House districts were on Tuesday's state ballot, but in more than 50 of them, only one major-party candidate was running.

The number of votes cast for House candidates Tuesday night was 2,679,583 compared to 1,875,788 during the last midterm election in 2014, an increase of 43 percent.

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Results from competitive Illinois House districts

District Democrat Votes%Republican Votes%% of votes counted Total Votes 2018Total Votes 2014
15John C. D'Amico*19,25662Amanda Biela12,041389131,29726,400
17Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz29,23068Peter Lee13,675329042,90537,343
18Robyn Gabel*30,76271Julie Cho12,565298843,32728,256
19Robert Martwick*20,37960Ammie Kessem13,3984010033,77718,567
35Frances Ann Hurley*28,34868Herbert Hebein13,092329741,44038,132
37Matthew J. Hunt19,17742Margo McDermed*26,8225810045,99937,965
41Val Montgomery21,76148Grant Werhli*24,0345210045,79536,137
42Kathleen Carrier22,93047Amy Grant25,7625310048,69231,643
43Anna Moeller*13,77170Andrew Cuming5,836309819,60714,594
44Fred Crespo*15,54965Katy Dolan Baumer8,205358923,75419,581
45Diane Pappas19,14450Christine

Winger*

18,9245010038,06832,001
46Deborah Conroy*17,83458Gordon Kinzler12,8334210030,66724,316
47Jim Caffrey23,52748Deanne Mazzochi*25,7275210049,25433,460
48Terra Costa Howard25,48353Peter Breen*22,7244710048,20728,711
49Karina Villa21,39853Tonia Khouri18,6454710040,04324,482
50James Leslie19,63144Keith Wheeler*24,5515610044,18234,267
51Mary Edly-Allen25,10550Helene Walsh*25,1065010050,21133,896
53Mark Walker21,37752Eddie Corrigan19,697489241,07427,097
54Maggie Trevor20,36549Thomas R. Morrison*207,8905196228,25533,333
55Marty Moylan*19,30755Marilyn Smolenski15,637459734,94428,856
56Michelle Mussman*18,63458Jillian Bernas13,658429232,29227,997
58Bob Morgan29,10464Fredric Lesser16,5823610045,68637,147
59Daniel Didech21,21561Karen Feldman13,503399834,71827,707
61Joyce Mason19,49151Sheri Jesiel*18,3754910037,86630,517
62Sam Yingling*19,14756Ken Idstein14,8104410033,95726,699
64Trisha Zubert16,29442Tom Weber22,2765810038,57033,464
65Richard Johnson22,88348Dan Ugaste25,2055210048,08829,808
68Jake Castanza18,10647John M.

Cabello*

20,1465310

38,25227,855
69Angelique Bodine15,40639Joe Sosnowski*23,8666110039,27228,792
70Paul Stoddard18,76548Jeff Keicher*20,2215210038,98625,556
71Joan Padilla16,73641Tony

McCombie*

23,8105910040,54634,780
72Michael Halpin*21,90162Glen Evans Sr.13,4223810035,32324,331
76Lance Yednock21,09555Jerry Long*17,2594510038,35434,481
77Kathleen Willis*14,99170Anthony Airdo6,3223010021,31312,488
79Lisa Dugan15,32344Lindsay Parkhurst*19,6325610034,95532,602
81Anne Stava-Murray23,82550David Olsen*23,5005010047,32537,987
82Tom Chlystek16,99838Jim Durkin*27,829629844,82732,968
84Stephanie Kifowit*20,34266Patty Smith10,4723410030,81421,666
86Lawrence Walsh Jr.*20,75970Rick Laib8,8723010029,63125,218
88Jill Blair18,27141Keith P. Sommer*26,0295910044,30030,255
89Nicholas Hyde15,39738Andrew Chesney25,170629940,56729,928
90Amy Davis14,93939Tom Demmer*23,628619938,56728,668
91Carolyn Blodgett12,84436Michael Unes*22,8036410035,64730,439
93John Curtis16,22648Norine

Hammond*

17,8125210034,03825,994
94Richard Cramsey11,01528Randy Frese*27,8067210038,82130,899
95Dillon Clark16,40040Avery Bourne*24,4796010040,87929,177
96Sue Scherer*19,70261Herman Senor12,8073910032,50927,447
97Mica Freeman21,35649Mark Batinick*22,0485110043,40432,335
98Natalie Manley*23,83264Alyssia Benford13,5613610037,39328,512
99Marc Bell21,50141Mike Murphy30,8095910052,31037,596
101Jennifer McMillin14,27830Dan Caulkins32,9077010047,18536,114
104Cynthia

Cunningham

15,24544Mike Marron*19,2015610034,44626,069
105Benjamin Webb15,64738Dan Brady*25,8446210041,49128,373
107David Seiler11,33130Blaine Wilhour26,2347010037,56533,320
109Cynthia Given9,27324Darren Bailey29,4577610038,73032,552
110Shirley Bell12,64135Chris Miller23,8846510036,52526,693
111Monica Bristow*18,93450Michael Babcock18,6765010037,61022,855
112Katie Stuart*24,49355Dwight D. Kay20,0814510044,57432,317
113Jay C. Hoffman*21,59464Doug Jameson12,388369133,98229,513
114LaToya Greenwood*19,35659Jason Madlock13,353418732,70921,435
115Marsha Griffin16,70141Terri Bryant*24,3435910041,04434,968
116Jerry Costello*21,83754David Friess18,939469940,77627,910
117Jason Woolard18,74143Dave Severin*24,8415710043,58225,658
118Natalie Phelps

Finnie*

16,75543Patrick Windhorst21,9015710038,65625,661

Totals:

2,679,5831,875,788
 

*Incumbent

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