Tuesday's primary election will determine November's ballot choices


In heavily-Republican territory, the Republican primary is crucial.

Primary elections will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at a polling place near you. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The results will decide who will appear on the general election ballot on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 

But almost all our local elections will be decided now, in the Republican primary. That's because, except for three precinct committeepersons candidates, all our local candidates are running as Republicans. Many local races have only one Republican candidate. But a few local primary races are contested, with two Republican candidates.

All but two races - Winnebago County Board District 3 and Illinois House District 90 -  involve an incumbent running for reelection.

We have published profiles and analyses of all the contested local races.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has only one rival in the Democratic primary, Beverly Miles, but six Republicans are vying for the chance to run against him in November: Darren Bailey, Richard C. Irvin, Gary Rabine, Paul Schimpf, Max Solomon, and Jesse Sullivan.

During this midterm election year, all seats in the House of Representatives are contested, including the 16th District, which includes the Stateline area. Candidates in the Republican primary for the 16th District are Darin LaHood, JoAnne Guillemette, Walt Peters, and Michael Rebresh. Adam Kinzinger is not seeking reelection. There are no Democratic candidates for the seat.

In the Senate Republican primary, Bobby Piton, Peggy Hubbard, Casey Chlebek, Matt Dubiel, Jimmy Lee Tillman II, Kathy Salvi, and Anthony Williams are competing to run against Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth. Senator Duckworth is the only Democratic candidate, while Bill Redpath is the only Libertarian candidate.

After redistricting for the Illinois General Assembly, Rockton and Roscoe will be part of Illinois House of Representatives District 90, currently represented by Tom Demmer, and Illinois State Senate District 45, currently held by Brian Stewart. Andrew Chesney is running unopposed for Illinois Senate District 45, both in the primary and in the November election. John Cabello is running for Illinois House District 90 against Roscoe Village President Mark Szula.

More about the primary election

Cabello vs. Szula duke it out in the 90th District

Ballot shapes up for June 28 primary election

Crowded GOP field moves onto Illinois primary ballot

Polling Places, Rockton & Roscoe, June 28, 2022 Primary Election

Interview: Mark Szula, Roscoe Village President, running for State Representative

About the race for Winnebago County Clerk

Anticipating Roscoe's District 3 trustee election

Roscoe Village President Mark W. Szula joins Republican primary for District 90 State Representative

Rockton and Roscoe candidates in first contested Winnebago County Treasurer's race since 1999

Republicans running to represent Roscoe and Rockton: Andrew Chesney in Senate, John Cabello in House

Final Congressional district maps keep Stateline area in solidly-Republican 16th District

Winnebago County Board approves new voting precinct boundaries

Editorial: Can't we all win?

Meet the District 7 candidates: Michelle Lewis

Meet the District 7 candidates: Paul Arena

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