Election results, June 2022 primary
Some of the local leaders in Tuesday's primary election were John Cabello and Lori Gummow, who led decisively over their opponents. One of the tightest races was Winnebago County Board District 3, where John Guevara seems to have edged out Jay Durstock by 9 votes (647 to 638). Steve Schultz and Paul Arena also won their races.
Rockton-Roscoe News spent Tuesday at the polls for Roscoe precincts 6 and 9, at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church. In vote totals from those precincts, opinions were clear in many races. In the District 90 race, these Roscoe voters strongly preferred John Cabello over Mark Szula. Other winners as far as northeast Roscoe was concerned: Darren Bailey (for governor) and Thomas DeVore (for attorney general). Kathy Salvi was a favorite too, but no candidate in the Republican Senate primary won a majority.
Official results had not been released by 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, neither by the Illinois State Board of Elections nor the Winnebago County Clerk, but the county gave unofficial results later in the day:
Winnebago County Clerk:
Lori Gummow: 77.96%
Michael Delgado: 22.04%
Winnebago County Treasurer:
Steve Schultz: 55.82%
Randy Johnson: 44.18%
Winnebago County Board District 3:
John Guevara: 50.35%
Jay Durstock: 49.65%
Winnebago County Board District 7:
Paul Arena: 57.20%
Michelle Lewis: 42.80%
In District 90, which includes Rockton and Roscoe, John Cabello defeated his better-funded opponent Mark Szula 74% to 26% in the Republican primary, according to the Rockford Register-Star. There was no Democratic candidate.
In District 45, Andrew Chesney ran unopposed to represent Roscoe and Rockton.
In the District 35 Republican primary, incumbent Dave Syverson defeated Eli Nicolosi 75.3% to 24.7%.
In the Senate Republican primary, Kathy Salvi won 30% of the vote, in a field of six candidates. Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth was unopposed in the primary.
State Sen. Darren Bailey, who gained statewide notoriety challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s pandemic executive order authority in court, will be the incumbent’s challenger in the November general election. As of about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey had carried more than 55 percent of the GOP vote from a field of six candidates, while tallies were unofficial.
Secretary of State:
On the Republican side, state Rep. Dan Brady had a wide lead over former central Illinois prosecutor John Milhiser, pulling more than three-quarters of the vote as of 10:30 p.m. The Democratic winner was Alexi Giannoulias, a former state treasurer from 2007 to 2011 and unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010.
Thomas DeVore, a southern Illinois attorney best known for challenging Pritzker's COVID-19 executive order authority in court along with Bailey, will face Democratic incumbent Kwame Raoul in the November election.