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Filing Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 14, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties): July 25, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 2022
Primary: June 28, 2022
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This page was last updated on October 13, 2021


J.B. Pritzker (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Beverly Miles (D) - Nurse, Army Veteran & '19 Chicago Alderman Candidate
Darren Bailey (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-School Board Member & Farmer

Jason Barickman (R) - State Sen., Attorney & National Guard Veteran
Bill Brady (R) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep, & Frequent Gov Candidate
Tom Demmer (R) - State Rep., Ex-Lee County Board Member & Hospital Executive
Rodney Davis (R) - Congressman & Ex-State GOP Executive Director
Kirk Dillard (R) - Ex-State Sen., RTA Chair, Attorney & '10/'14 Gov Candidate
Adam Kinzinger (R) - Congressman, Ex-McLean County Board Member & Air Natl Guard Officer
Richard Porter (R) - RNC Member & Attorney

Gary Rabine (R) - Paving/Construction Company CEO

Bruce Rauner (R) - Ex-Governor & Venture Capitalist

Christopher Roper (R) - Ex-Police Officer & Disabled Army Veteran
Paul Schimpf (R) - Ex-State Sen., Retired USMC Officer, Attorney & '14 Atty Gen Nominee
Max Solomon (R) - Attorney
Jesse Sullivan (R) - Venture Capitalist & Ex-Nonprofit Executive
Scott Schluter (L) - Diesel Technician, Iraq War Veteran & Libertarian Activist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Ryan

Juliana Stratton (D)*

Kwame Raoul (D)* - (Campaign Site)

[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Pat Dowell (D) - Chicago Alderman & Ex-City Planner
Alexi Giannoulias (D) - Ex-State Treasurer, Banker & '10 US Sen Nominee
David Moore (D) - Chicago Alderman & Accountant
Anna Valencia (D) - Chicago City Clerk, Ex-Mayoral Aide & Ex-Political Consultant

Bill Brady (R) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep, & Frequent Gov Candidate
Dan Brady (R) - State Rep. & Ex-McLean County Coroner
David McSweeney (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Financial Consultant

Shilts - Libertarian

Susana Mendoza (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Lauzen (R) - Kane County Board Chair, Ex-State Sen, Accountant & '98 Nominee

Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)


State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


Tammy Duckworth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Iesha Walker (D) - Customer Service Representative
Tim Arview (R) - Insurance Agent & '20 State Rep Candidate
Casey Chlebek (R) - Businessman, Polish-American Community Activist & 20 Candidate

Tom Demmer (R) - State Rep., Ex-Lee County Board Member & Hospital Executive
Aaron Hattabaugh (R) - Voice-Over Actor, Retired USAF Officer & Iraq War Veteran

Peggy Hubbard (R) - Ex-Police Officer, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate

Adam Kinzinger (R) - Congressman, Ex-McLean County Board Member & Air Natl Guard Officer
David McSweeney (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Financial Consultant

Bobby Piton (R) - Financial Advisor & QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Allison Salinas (R) - Community Activist
Eric Wallace (R) - Businessman, Christian Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.
Tim Arview (R) - Insurance Salesman & '20 State Rep Candidate


District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kirby Birgans (D) - Teacher
Chris Butler (D) - Pastor & Community Activist
Jahmal Cole (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Community Activist
Ameena Matthews (D) - Community Anti-Violence Activist & '00/'20 Candidate
Dee Nix (D) - Educator
Michael Thompson (D) - Business Manager & Law School Graduate
Philanise White (R) - Cleaning Service Owner, GOP Activist & '20 Nominee
Glenda Wright-McCullum (I) - Cosmetics Saleswoman

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Marie Newman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Lipinski (D) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Congressional Aide

Rob Cruz (R) - Businessman, GOP Activist & '21 School Board Candidate

District 4:
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Raleigh Bowman (D) - Flight Attendant & Progressive Activist
Hoan Huynh (D) - Tech Executive, Investor & Community Activist

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Sean Casten (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Justin Burau (R) - Real Estate Broker & Nonprofit Group Founder
Niki Conforti (R) - Energy Consultant & Community Activist
John Ostman (R)

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kina Collins (D) - Political Organizer, Gun Control Activist & '20 Candidate

District 8:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Junaid Ahmed (D) - Technology Consultant
Mohammed Faheem (D) - Businessman & Community Activist

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Brad Schneider (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Nowak (D) - Food Service Worker
Adam Broad (G) - Ex-Vernon Township Trustee, School Bus Driver & '20 Candidate

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Krishna Bansal (R) - Businessman, '20 Candidate & '14 St Rep Nominee 

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joel Funk (D) - Financial Consultant, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

Keith Richardson (D)

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nikki Budzinski (D) - Ex-US OMB Official, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-Political Organizer
David Palmer (D) - Retirement Planning Advisor & Ex-Pro Basketball Player

District 14:
Lauren Underwood (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Oberweis (R) - State Sen., Dairy Owner & Frequent Federal Candidate

Mike Pierce (R) - Retired Army Officer

District 15:
Mary Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Leona Di Amore (R) - Chiropractor & Navy Veteran
Catalina Lauf (R) - Community Affairs Consultant & '20 Candidate in CD-14
Jack Lombardi (R) - Internet Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist
Jim Marter (R) - Management Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Teresa Pfaff (R) - Warehouse Worker
Michael Rebresh (R) - Truck Driver, Limo Service Owner & Anti-Masking Activist
Geno Young (R) - Musician
Marsha Williams (D) - Trade School Admissions Advisor

District 17:
[ Cheri Bustos (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Jehan Gordon-Booth (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Pleasant Hill School Board Member
Beth Jensen (D) - Peoria City Councilwoman & Attorney

Jonathan Logemann (D) - Rockford Alderman, Teacher, National Guard Officer & Afghan War Veteran

Angie Normoyle (D) - Rock Island County Board Member & College Instructor
Steve Stadelman (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Local TV News Anchor
Litesa Wallace (D) - Ex-State Rep., Psychologist & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Maurice West (D) - State Rep. & Career Counselor

Corey Allen (R) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
Charlie Helmick (R) - Insurance Broker, Ex-Police Officer & USMC Veteran
Esther Joy King (R) - Attorney, Army Reserve Officer & '20 Nominee

Terry Schilling (R) - Conservative Activist & Son of Ex-US Rep Bobby Schilling

District 18:
Darin LaHood (R)*- (Campaign Site)

Dan Rostenkowski for Congress


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Lynn Martin for US Senate


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Paul Simon for US Senate


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