2018 Survey

2018 Survey

The 2018 primary election is over. Which means that we now know who the Democratic and Republican candidates for the Illinois state house and state senate will be across the state.

So the members of Illinois Redistricting Collaborative including: Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Better Government Association, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Campaign Legal Center, CHANGE Illinois, Citizen Advocacy Center, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Farm Bureau, League of Women Voters Illinois, Small Business Advocacy Council, Union League Club of Chicago, and Unite America – Chicago Chapter sent have each of the candidates a 15-question gerrymandering survey so that Illinois voters will know where these hopefuls stand on fair maps.

72 percent of Illinois voters support an independent commission taking over the redistricting process. Will the candidates for the Illinois General Assembly?

It’s time to get the Republican and Democratic candidates for the General Assembly to state publicly if they’ll support the status quo or if they’ll fight for fair and independent maps for all Illinois voters.

As the candidates fill out the survey, we will post their responses on this page for all Illinois voters to see before the general election in November, send the responses to the press, and post them on social media to hold the candidates accountable on their stance.

2018 Governor’s Race

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R – incumbent) Pledged to veto gerrymandered map survey N/A
J.B. Pritzker (D) Pledged to veto gerrymandered map Survey
Grayson “Kash” Jackson (L) Survey

To see the full results from our 2018 gubernatorial primary survey, click here.

2018 General Assembly Races

We sent the surveys to every Democratic and Republican candidate running for the Illinois House and Senate this November. UPDATE: Given our coalition’s focus on passing the Fair Maps Amendment out of the General Assembly, we’ve extended the deadline to our survey to midnight on May 9th.

As we get responses from the candidates, we’ll update this section with exactly what they’ve sent us.

2018 IL Senate Races

Senate District 02

Sen. Omar Aquino (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 03

Sen. Mattie Hunter (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 05

Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 06

Senate President John Cullerton (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 08

Ram Villivalam (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 09

Laura Fine (D):
Survey not yet received
 
Joan McCarthy Lasonde (R):
Survey Response

Senate District 11

Sen. Martin Sandoval (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 12

Sen. Steve Landek (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 14

Sen. Emil Jones (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 15

Sen. Napoleon Harris (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 17

Sen. Elgie Sims (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 18

Sen. Bill Cunningham (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
(uncontested)

Senate District 20

Sen. Iris Martinez (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 21

Sen. Michael Connelly (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Laura Ellman (D):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 23

Sen. Tom Cullerton (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Seth Lewis (R):
Survey Response

Senate District 24

Sen. Chris Nybo (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Suzanne Glowiak (D):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 26

Sen. Dan McConchie (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey Response
 
Tom Georges (D):
Survey Response

Senate District 27

Sen. Tom Rooney (R):
“I am a complete and unabashed supporter of fair maps, as well as a contributor to both of the previous efforts. I will support any effort to get map-drawing out of the hands of the power brokers who benefit from it.”
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Ann Gillespie (D):
Survey Response

Senate District 29

Sen. Julie Morrison (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Lead Sponsor
Survey Response
 
Barrett Davie (R):
Survey Response

Senate District 30

Sen. Terry Link (D):
Survey not yet received
 
Soojae Lee (R):
No campaign contact information found

Senate District 32

Mary Mahady (D):
Survey not yet received
 
Craig Wilcox (R):
Survey Response

Senate District 33

Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Nancy Zettler (D):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 35

Sen. Dave Syverson (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 36

Sen. Neil Anderson (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Gregg Johnson (D):
Op-ed:”As a member of organized labor, and a Democrat running to be your next state senator, I am firmly in support of redistricting reform and fair maps, which do exactly what a democracy is supposed to do. It’s time we cut through the noise and return to voters the power of choosing their representatives, not the other way around.”
Survey not yet received

Senate District 38

Sen. Sue Rezin (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Heidi Henry (D):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 39

Sen. Don Harmon (D):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 41

Sen. John Curran (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
 
Bridget Fitzgerald (D):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 44

Sen. Bill Brady (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

Senate District 45

David Simpson (D):
Survey not yet received
 
Brian Stewart (R):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 47

Sen. Jil Tracy (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

Senate District 48

Sen. Andy Manar (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Chief Cosponsor
Survey Response
 
Seth McMillan (R):
Survey not yet received

Senate District 50

Steve McClure (R):
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 51

Sen. Chapin Rose (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 52

Sen. Jason Barickman (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

Senate District 54

Jason Plummer (R):
Survey response not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 56

Rachelle Aud Crowe (D):
Survey response not yet received
(uncontested)

Senate District 57

Christopher Belt (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Tanya Hildenbrand (R):
Survey response not yet received

Senate District 58

Bob Morgan (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Cindy Masover (R):
Survey response not yet received

Senate District 59

Sen. Dale Fowler (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

2018 IL House Races

House Districts 1-18

No survey responses received

House District 19

Ammie Kessem (R):
Survey Response
 
Rep. Robert Martwick (D):
Survey response not yet received

House Districts 20-36

No survey responses received

House District 37

Matthew Hunt (D):
Survey response not yet received
Rep. Margo McDermed (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House Districts 38-40

No survey responses received

House District 41

Rep. Grant Wehrli (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Val Montgomery (D):
Survey response not yet received

House Districts 42-44

No survey responses received

House District 45

Cynthia Borbas (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. Christine Winger (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House District 46

Rep. Deb Conroy (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Gordon Kinzler (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 47

Jim Caffrey (D):
Survey Response
 
Deanne Mazzochi (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 48

Rep. Peter Breen (R):
“As the author of HJRCA 46, a Fair Maps constitutional amendment cosponsored by over 40 state representatives, please know of my and my Republican cosponsors’ commitment to fair, nonpartisan mapping. I’d appreciate your coalition’s consideration of my amendment, which is drafted so as to meet the legal requirements for a citizen initiative.”
 
Terra Costa Howard (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 49

Tonia Khouri (R):
Survey response not yet received
 
Karina Villa (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 50

James Leslie (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. Keith Wheeler (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House District 51

Rep. Nick Sauer (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 52

Rep. David McSweeney (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 53

Eddie Corrigan (R):
Survey response not yet received
 
Mark Walker(D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 54

Thomas Morrison (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Maggie Trevor (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 55

Rep. Martin Moylan (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Marilyn Smolenski (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 56

Rep. Michelle Mussman (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Jillian Bernas (R):
Survey Response

House District 57

Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Mary Battinus (R):
Survey Response

House Districts 58-64

No survey responses received

House District 65

Richard Johnson (D):
 
Dan Ugaste (R):
Survey Response

House Districts 66-67

No survey responses received

House District 68

Rep. John Cabello (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Jake Castanza (D):
Survey not yet received

House District 69

Angie Bodine (D):
Survey Response
 
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 70

Jeff Keicher (R):
“I’m all for fair maps, I was behind the last two [reform] efforts. We’re one of the worst examples of what can happen to an electorate.”
 
Paul Stoddard (D):
Survey Response

House District 71

Rep. Tony McCombie (R):
Survey response not yet received
 
Joan Padilla (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 72

Glen Evans
Survey response not yet received
 
Michael Halpin
Survey not yet received

House District 73

Ryan Spain (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Lead Sponsor
(uncontested)

House District 74

Rep. Dan Swanson (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
Survey Response
(uncontested)

House District 75

Rep. David Welter (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 76

Rep. Jerry Long (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Lance Yednock (D):
Survey response not yet received

House Districts 77-78

No survey responses received

House District 79

Lisa Dugan (D):
No survey response received
 
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R):
Interview:”Fair maps would be the strongest step to let people know they are in charge of the government. This shouldn’t be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should be an Illinois issue.”
No survey response received

House District 80

Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D):
Survey response not yet received
(uncontested)

House District 81

Anna Stava-Murray (D):
Survey Response
 
Rep. David Olsen (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 82

Rep. Jim Durkin (R):
Survey not yet received
 
Tom Chlystek (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 83

Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 84

Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Patty Smith (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 85

Lisa Bickus (R):
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. John Connor (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 86

Rick Laib (R):
Survey not yet received
 
Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 87

Rep. Tim Butler (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 88

Jill Blair (D):
Survey Response
 
Rep. Keith Sommer (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House District 89

Andrew Chesney (R):
Survey Response
 
Nicholas Hyde (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 90

Rep. Tom Demmer (R):
Survey not yet received
 
Amy Davis (D):
Survey Response

House District 91

Carolyn Blodgett (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. Mike Unes (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Chief Cosponsor

House District 92

Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D):
Survey response not yet received
(uncontested)

House District 93

John Curtis (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. Norrine Hammond (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House District 94

Rep. Randy Frese (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor

House District 95

Rep. Avery Bourne (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Dillon Clark (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 96

Herman Senor
Survey response not yet received
 
Rep. Sue Scherer (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 97

Rep. Mark Batinick (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Mica Freeman (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 98

Rep. Natalie Manley (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Alyssia Benford (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 99

Marc Bell (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Mike Murphy (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 100

Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House District 101

Dan Caulkins (R):
Survey response not yet received
 
Jen McMillin (D):
Survey Response

House Districts 102-104

No survey responses received

House District 105

Rep. Dan Brady (R):
Survey Response
 
Ben Webb (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 106

Rep. Thomas Bennett (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
(uncontested)

House Districts 106-109

No survey responses received

House District 110

Shirley Bell (D):
Survey Response
 
Chris Miller (R):
Survey not yet received

House Districts 111-114

No survey responses received

House District 115

Terri Bryant (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Marsha Griffin (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 116

Rep. Jerry Costello (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
David Friess (R):
Survey response not yet received

House District 117

Rep. David Severin (R):
Fair Maps Amdt Cosponsor
 
Jason Woolard (D):
Survey response not yet received

House District 118

Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie (D):
Survey response not yet received
 
Patrick Windhorst (R):
Survey response not yet received

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