November 2018 Midterm Elections

//November 2018 Midterm Elections
November 2018 Midterm Elections 2018-10-18T14:38:57+00:00

Candidates who understand REALTOR® issues and the importance of private property rights.

Illinois REALTORS® works to support political candidates on both sides of the political aisle who share the association’s commitment to private property rights and sound business practices. The association plays an extraordinary role in backing candidates in a number of primary races in the upcoming Nov. 6 elections, and working at the local level against several measures which would promote Home Rule in communities.

Support, which is in addition to direct RPAC contributions, comes in two forms:

Vote Realtor Party

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Opportunity Race: These races included postcards to registered voters who are members of Illinois REALTORS® more than 47,000 members statewide.

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Independent Expenditure: This is support through campaign mail, live phone calls, automated phone calls and digital advertising for candidates which by law is not coordinated with the candidate's campaign.

Statewide

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Candidate Information

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Opponent

Neil Anderson

R – Moline
36th Senate District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Gregg Johnson (D)

Mark Batinick

R – Plainfield
97th House District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Mica Freeman (D)

Peter Breen

R – Lombard
48th House District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Terra Costa Howard (D)

Jonathan Carroll

D – Buffalo Grove
57th House District
Incumbent
Website

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Mary Battinus (R)

Michael Connelly

R – Wheaton
21st Senate District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Laura Ellman (D)

Norine Hammond

R – Macomb
93rd House District
Incumbent
Website

IE

John Curtis (D)

Tony McCombie

R – Savanna
71st House District
Incumbent
Website

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Joan Padilla (D)

Andy Manar

D – Bunker Hill
48th Senate District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Seth McMillan (R)

Chris Nybo

R – Lombard
24th Senate District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Suzanne Glowiak (D)

Tom Rooney

R – Palatine
27th Senate District
Incumbent
Website

OR/IE

Ann Gillespie (D)

Herman Senor

R – Springfield
96th House District
Challenger
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OR/IE

Sue Scherer (D)

Dave Severin

R – Marion
117th House District
Incumbent
Website

IE

Jason Woolard (D)

Keith Sommer

R- Morton
88th House District
Incumbent
Website

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Jill Blair (D)

Joe Sosnowski

R – Belvidere
69th House District
Incumbent
Website

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Angelique Bodine (D)

Sam Yingling

D – Round Lake Beach
62nd House District
Incumbent
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OR/IE

Ken Idstein (R)

Local

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Candidate Information

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Opponent

Dick Barr

R –Round Lake Beach
Lake County Board – District 3
Challenger
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Fred Boch

R – O’Fallon
St. Clair County Board, District 23
Incumbent
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Sean M. Morrison

R – Palos Park
Cook County Commissioner, District 17
Incumbent
Website

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Abdelnasser Rashid (D)

Mike Onorato

D – Coal City
Grundy County Board District 3
Grundy County Board
Incumbent

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Local referenda

Illinois REALTORS® is working to protect private property rights in several municipalities in the state:

Transfer Tax Refereda

Bannockburn and Evanston are seeking voter approval on transfer tax measures.

  • Bannockburn officials want to impose a $1 per every $1,000 of a purchase price on a home sale.
  • Evanston is seeking to increase a current transfer tax on properties valued between $1.5 and $5 million to $7 per thousand dollars of the sale price; and $9 per thousand dollars of the sale price for properties selling for more than $5 million.

Home Rule Referenda

Five Illinois communities are asking voters to give them Home Rule status, a measure which would mean elected officials would no longer have to go directly to voters to implement property tax increases. The communities are:

  • Beach Park
  • Lemont
  • Prospect Heights
  • Winthrop Harbor
  • Zion