Date: 
November 7, 2012


Illinois REALTORS® made a difference in the 2012 election and in targeted Opportunity Races around the state.

Here is a roundup of election results for the Illinois General Assembly races. Reminder: The State Board of Elections will not certify results for about a month so these results are "unofficial".  

 

ILLINOIS STATE SENATE

  • All 59 seats were up in the 2012 general election due to redistricting. Over the next 10-year period the upcoming elections will only have one-third of the Senate seats on the ballot.
  • There were 30 SAFE districts where the seat was UNCONTESTED. This represents 51 percent of the races.
  • Pre-election split:  35 Democrats/ 24 Republicans
    Post-election split  40 Democrats/ 19 Republicans 

The IAR RPAC Trustees conducted 10 Opportunity Races (extra grassroots efforts) in the Illinois State Senate. Seven of the 10 won (70% SUCCESS RATE).

Challenger Michael Hastings (D)19th DistrictWON
Incumbent Dan Duffy (R)22nd DistrictWON
Incumbent Dan Kotowski (D)28th DistrictWON
Challenger Arie Friedman (R)29th DistrictLOST
Challenger Joe Neal (R)31st DistrictLOST
Challenger/REALTOR® Frank Gambino (R)34th DistrictLOST
Incumbent Sue Rezin (R)38th DistrictWON
Incumbent Toi Hutchinson (D)40th DistrictWON
Incumbent Linda Holmes (D)42nd DistrictWON
Incumbent Bill Haine (D)56th DistrictWON

 

ILLINOIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  • All 118 seats were up in the 2010 general election.
  • There were 70 SAFE districts where the seat was UNCONTESTED.  This represents 59 percent of the races.
  • Pre-election split:  64 Democrats / 54 Republicans
    Post-election split:  71 Democrats / 47 Republicans

The IAR RPAC Trustees conducted 8 Opportunity Races (extra grassroots efforts) in the Illinois House of Representatives. Six of the 8 won (75% SUCCESS RATE).

Incumbent Fred Crespo (D)44th District WON
Incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D)57th DistrictWON
Challenger REALTOR® Sam Yingling (D)62nd DistrictWON
Challenger REALTOR® Carl Wasco (D)68th DistrictLOST
Incumbent Angelo “Skip”Saviano (R)77th DistrictLOST
Incumbent Dan Beiser (D) 111th District WON
Challenger Jay Hoffman (D)113th DistrictWON
Incumbent Jerry Costello, II (D)116th DistrictWON

 

 

 

 

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