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State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 52
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 87
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris Democratic 90
IL State House - 15 John D'Amico Democratic 76
IL State House - 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 81
IL State House - 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 79
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita Democratic 83
IL State House - 30 Will Davis Democratic 83
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 78
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 69
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin Republican 70
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer Republican 55
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady Republican 54
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 80
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 79
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 106
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 87
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 88
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 111
IL State Senate - 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 106
IL State Senate - 30 Terry Link Democratic 101
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson Republican 59
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon Democratic 86
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 82
IL State Senate - 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican 54
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler Democratic 82
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy Republican 59
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose Republican 48
IL State Senate - 55 Dale Righter Republican 55
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul Democratic 82
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 69
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 78
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 62
IL Supervisor - At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 91
IL Supervisor - At-Large Al Riley Democratic 92
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 83
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic 78
IL Board Member - 20 Sidney Mathias 72
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 51
IL Chair - At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 58
Edward Acevedo 81
Pamela Althoff 63
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 85
Suzanne Bassi 66
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 69
Dan Beiser 69
Patricia Bellock 61
Maria Berrios 83
Robert Biggins 59
William Black 47
Michael Boland 76
Larry Bomke 67
Michael Bond 82
John Bradley 73
Richard Bradley 80
Rich Brauer 62
James Brosnahan 76
Daniel Burke 85
J. Burzynski 51
Linda Chapa LaVia 73
James Clayborne II 62
Sandy Cole 66
Annazette Collins 91
Marlow Colvin 83
Elizabeth Coulson 73
Tom Cross 62
John Cullerton 106
Shane Cultra 54
Barbara Currie 91
Gary Dahl 55
Monique Davis 92
James DeLeo 78
William Delgado 102
Deanna Demuzio 78
Kirk Dillard 58
Lisa Dugan 76
Kenneth Dunkin 71
Joe Dunn 58
Roger Eddy 55
Robert Flider 69
Gary Forby 74
Mike Fortner 54
Jack Franks 65
John Fritchey 87
Paul Froehlich 78
Susan Garrett 86
Esther Golar 93
Careen Gordon 76
Deborah Graham 85
Kurt Granberg 78
William Haine 74
Debbie Halvorson 82
Julie Hamos 78
Gary Hannig 76
Brent Hassert 54
Rickey Hendon 91
Thomas Holbrook 73
Constance Howard 92
Randy Hultgren 67
Michael Jacobs 74
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 52
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford D 87
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris D 90
IL State House - 15 John D'Amico D 76
IL State House - 22 Michael Madigan D 81
IL State House - 24 Elizabeth Hernandez D 79
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita D 83
IL State House - 30 Will Davis D 83
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers D 78
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo D 69
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin R 70
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer R 55
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady R 54
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman D 80
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz D 79
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter D 106
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford D 87
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz D 88
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins D 111
IL State Senate - 20 Iris Martinez D 106
IL State Senate - 30 Terry Link D 101
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson R 59
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon D 86
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes D 82
IL State Senate - 44 Bill Brady, Jr. R 54
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler D 82
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy R 59
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose R 48
IL State Senate - 55 Dale Righter R 55
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul D 82
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino D 69
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza D 78
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro R 62
IL Supervisor - At-Large M. Maggie Crotty D 91
IL Supervisor - At-Large Al Riley D 92
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 83
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs D 78
IL Board Member - 20 Sidney Mathias 72
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 51
IL Chair - At-Large Christopher Lauzen R 58
Edward Acevedo 81
Pamela Althoff 63
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 85
Suzanne Bassi 66
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 69
Dan Beiser 69
Patricia Bellock 61
Maria Berrios 83
Robert Biggins 59
William Black 47
Michael Boland 76
Larry Bomke 67
Michael Bond 82
John Bradley 73
Richard Bradley 80
Rich Brauer 62
James Brosnahan 76
Daniel Burke 85
J. Burzynski 51
Linda Chapa LaVia 73
James Clayborne II 62
Sandy Cole 66
Annazette Collins 91
Marlow Colvin 83
Elizabeth Coulson 73
Tom Cross 62
John Cullerton 106
Shane Cultra 54
Barbara Currie 91
Gary Dahl 55
Monique Davis 92
James DeLeo 78
William Delgado 102
Deanna Demuzio 78
Kirk Dillard 58
Lisa Dugan 76
Kenneth Dunkin 71
Joe Dunn 58
Roger Eddy 55
Robert Flider 69
Gary Forby 74
Mike Fortner 54
Jack Franks 65
John Fritchey 87
Paul Froehlich 78
Susan Garrett 86
Esther Golar 93
Careen Gordon 76
Deborah Graham 85
Kurt Granberg 78
William Haine 74
Debbie Halvorson 82
Julie Hamos 78
Gary Hannig 76
Brent Hassert 54
Rickey Hendon 91
Thomas Holbrook 73
Constance Howard 92
Randy Hultgren 67
Michael Jacobs 74
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