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Friday, September 29, 2023

2022 Primary Election Results… Prepare to cast educated votes on Nov. 8…


What a beautiful day to get out the Primary vote! Get to know all candidates during the next four months before heading to the polls on Nov. 8.

Back in April, PN published a long list of candidates running in the Primary. Quality candidates with desire to serve their constituents are appreciated. PN readers (voters) say they saved the listing and have compared it to campaign promotions received via USPS. We also appreciate interested parties that have expressed an attitude of gratitude for our non-endorsement way of trying to get the word out to vote. The list of hopeful victors in Primary featured below will appear in the August issue of PN. Thanks for being an informed voter on Nov. 8. 

For the first time ever, the Illinois Primary Election was held in late June. Under U.S. law, the General Election in November is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. Watch for information regarding early voting in General Election that begins Sept. 29, 2022. The General Election falls on Tues., Nov. 8, 2022. 

11:59PM June 28, 2022 / This unofficial race call of candidates running to serve Naperville in DuPage County, Will County, Springfield and Washington, D.C., may be incomplete. Any omissions or misspellings are regretted.

Incumbents are not identified in the hope voters will seek information on all candidates before heading to elect a chosen party’s candidates in the General Election on Tues., Nov. 8.

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Educated voters are most important. Be sure to take advantage of local meet and greet events in advance of the General Election. Knowledge with facts about the candidates likely will help voters resist the unending barrage of polling data and attack ads that aim to influence the electorate.

Though early in-person voting  may be an option, this publication promotes voting as close to Election Day as possible to be sure all candidates remain on the ballot.

We also urge voters to represent “We the people” with educated votes for candidates that will seek common-sense solutions to many of the challenges we face today.

General Election Day hours are 6AM to 7PM Tues., Nov. 8.

Elected offices included are for County Board, State Legislature, State Senate, U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. Again, incumbents are not identified as such. Kindly get to know all candidates who currently serve as elected officials.

Registered voters are urged to consider all those choices on the ballot. To us, liberty, justice and patriotism matters, and independent thinking with ideas for common-sense solutions are sought at every level for effective limited government that advances peace and public safety in our community while promoting a high quality of life for all freedom-loving individuals.

For now, simply become familiar with the candidates by party, listed in no particular order, who want to serve Naperville. Then compare and contrast the hopefuls. Thank you.

Unofficial Primary Election Results

Democratic (D) Libertarian (L) Republican (R)

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senate
Tammy Duckworth (D)
Bill Redpath (L)
Kathy Salvi (R)

U.S. House of Representatives

14th District
Lauren Underwood (D)
Scott Gryder (R) 

11th District
Bill Foster (D)
Catalina Lauf (R)

6th District
Sean Casten (D)
Keith Pekau (R) 


Illinois Governor
J.B. Pritzker (D)
Darren Bailey (R)

Illinois Lt. Gov.
Juliana Stratton (D) 
Stephanie Trussell (R) 

Illinois Secretary of State
Alexi Giannoulias (D)
Dan Brady (R) 

Illinois Attorney General
Kwame Raoul (D)
Tom DeVore (R)

Illinois Comptroller
Susana Mendoza (D)
Shannon Teresi (R)

Illinois Treasurer
Mike Frerichs (D)
Tom Demmer (R) 

Illinois Senate District 21
Laura Ellman (D)
Kathleen Murray (R)

Illinois Senate District 41
No Candidate (D)
John Curran (R)

Illinois Senate District 42
Linda Holmes (D)
Doug Santucci (R)

Illinois State Rep. District 41
Janet Yang Rohr (D)
Jennifer Taylor (R)

Illinois State Rep. District 84
Stephanie Kifowit (D)
Joe West (R)

Illinois State Rep. District 81
Anne Stave-Murray (D)
Paul Leong (R)

DuPage County

DuPage County Board Chairman
Deb Conroy (D)
Greg Hart (R) 

DuPage County Sheriff
(D) No Candidate
James Mendrick (R)

DuPage County Clerk
Jean Kaczmarek (D)
Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)

DuPage County Treasurer
Don Potoczny (D)
Gwen Henry (R)

DuPage County Board District 5 (Vote for not more than 3)
Dawn DeSart (D) Sadia Covert (D) Amy Chavez (D)
Richard A. Janor (R) Patricia “Patty” Gustin (R) Janice Marie Anderson (R)

DuPage Forest Preserve President
Daniel Hebreard (D)
Robert J. Schillerstrom (R)

Forest Preserve District 5
Barbara A. O’Meara (D)
Elizabeth J. Folk Van Arsdell (R)

18th Judicial Court DuPage (Kleeman)
Mia McPherson (D)
Kavita Athanikar  (R)

18th Judicial Court DuPage (Mallen)
Jill Otte (D)
Michael “Mike” W. Reidy (R) 

3rd Supreme Court DuPage (Kilbride)
Mary K. O’Brien (D)
Michael J. Burke (R)

3rd Appellate Court DuPage (Wright)
Sonni Choi Williams (D)
Liam Christopher Brennan (R)

Find Voter Information for DuPage County with a CLICK HERE.

Will County

Will County Board District 10 (Vote no more than 2)

Meta Mueller (D), Khadija “D.J.” Sufi (D)
Julie Berkowicz (R), Vasavi Chakka (R)

Will County Clerk
Lauren Staley Ferry (D)
Gretchen Fritz (R)

Will County Sheriff
Mike Kelley (D)
Jim Reilly (R)

Will County Treasurer
Tim Brophy (D)
Raj “PI” Pillai (R)

Regional Superintendent of Schools
Shawn Walsh (D)
Elizabeth Caparelli (R)

Find Voter Information for Will County with a CLICK HERE.

Thank you for reporting any errors or omissions in this post to ideas@positivelynaperville.com.

Thanks to everyone who participates in the election process. Thanks also to hopefuls who are qualified and informed candidates. And thanks for taking time to be an informed voter. Here’s to many happy returns.

Save the date for the General Election, Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.

Updated, June 29, 2022, with unofficial results.

Update, July 18, 2022 / Mayor Steve Chirico will not seek reelection

Throughout this day, PN has received queries regarding the notice Mayor Steve Chirico presented at noon, July 18, 2022, saying he would not be running to serve a third term. Friends said they saw the announcement on FB, heard it on the radio and saw it on local TV.

The following are a few paragraphs from a much longer FB notice presented midday by Mayor Steve Chirico:

“It’s time to let someone else chart this community’s course alongside the entire City Council and our professional, hardworking City staff,” wrote Chirico.
“It’s time to bring new ideas and leadership into the Mayor’s role and build upon the economic stability I have prioritized since I came into office in 2015.
“And that’s why I am announcing today I will not be running for reelection in 2023.”
The next City Council meeting begins at 7PM Tues., July 19, 2022. From our seat in City Council Chambers, we have observed and appreciated that Mayor Chirico runs a good meeting. We anticipate that quality will remain his aim until his term is complete through the first Sunday in May 2023.
The next Consolidated Election is Tues., April 4, 2023. But first, thanks for paying attention to all the candidates running to serve Naperville in the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022. —PN

Update, July 29, 2022 / Naperville native Scott Wehrli enters run for Mayor 

For more information, social media links, schedule of planned events, updates and a biography of Scott Wehrli, visit www.scottwehrli.com. —PN

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