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2022 Voters Guide for Naperville / General Election Day is November 8

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For the first time in our memory, 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. The General Election falls on Tues., Nov. 8, 2022. 

What follows below is a list of candidates running to serve Naperville in DuPage County, Will County, Springfield and Washington, D.C. Omissions and/or misspellings are unintended and regretted.

But first, kindly note 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.

Educated, curious and fact-motivated voters are most valued here. Search online for candidates’ websites and how they present themselves. Perhaps take advantage of local meet-and-greet events as well as public information Q&A presentations that feature important issues of the day such as the SAFE-T Act and Amendment 1.

Knowledge with facts about all hopefuls likely will help voters resist the unending barrage of polling data, mean-spirited commercials and attack ads that aim to influence the electorate.

Though early in-person voting may be an option as of Oct. 24, this publication promotes voting as close to Election Day as possible to be sure all candidates listed on the ballot remain in the race.

That said, 16 Early Voting locations will be open seven days a week until Mon., Nov. 7, for DuPage County residents. Specific hours can be found at www.dupagecounty.gov/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/.

In Naperville, Early Voting for DuPage residents will be at the Islamic Center of Naperville, 25W530 75th St.. Early Voting for Will County residents will be at the 95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Rd. 

All Naperville residents may vote early at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

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

Elected offices included are for County Board, Illinois Governor and other Illinois Officers, State Legislature, State Senate, U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress as well as Judicial. Again, incumbents are not identified as such. Kindly become familiar with all candidates who currently serve as elected officials and check their voting records.

Are they addressing top-of-mind topics such as public safety, cost of living, energy and inflation? What are their thoughts on future jobs and prosperity for the quality of life you desire?

Registered voters are urged to consider all those choices on the ballot. To us, liberty, justice and independent thinking with ideas for common-sense solutions are sought at every level for effective government with limits that advance peace, good health and public safety for everyone in our community.

The countdown has begun to become familiar with all candidates who want to serve Naperville. Note that all voters must identify districts and townships in order to compare and contrast the hopefuls who deserve your vote. Thank you.

2022 General Election Candidates

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

Illinois Governor & Lieutenant
J.B. Pritzker (D) & Juliana Stratton (D)
Scott Schuter & John Phillips (L)
Darren Bailey (R) & Stephanie Trussell (R)

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

Illinois Attorney General 
Kwame Raoul (D)
Daniel K. Robin (L)
Thomas G. DeVore (R)

Illinois Comptroller 
Susana Mendoza (D)
Deirdre McCloskey (L)
Shannon Teresi (R)

Illinois Treasurer
Michael W. Frerichs (D)
Preston Nelson (L)
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)
Richard Janor (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 (615,626 Registered Voters in 2022)

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) Saba Haider (D)
Patricia “Patty” Gustin (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)

Regional Superintendent of Schools
No Candidate (D)
Amber M. Quirk (R)

18th Judicial Court DuPage (Kleeman)
Mia McPherson (D)
No Candidate  (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 (464,661 Registered Voters in 2021)

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.

Look for the Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution as the first vote on the ballot.

(Click here to Pros & Cons of Amendment 1 on Ballot in Illinois 2022.)

The proposed amendment would add a new section to the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution that would guarantee workers the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and to negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions, and to promote their economic welfare and safety at work. The new amendment would also prohibit from being passed any new law that interferes with, negates, or diminishes that right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their ages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety. At the general election to be held on November 8, 2022, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.

For the proposed addition of Section 25 to Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution.

YES / NO

Three County of DuPage Propositions / Answer YES or NO

Should the County of DuPage research and invest in public electric vehicle fast charging stations to provide a revenue stream, promote a healthy environment, and drive local economic development? YES / NO

Should the County of DuPage continue to assist qualifying small businesses by providing grants to support local economic development and job growth? YES / NO

Should the County of DuPage continue its support of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention through the funding of local non-profits? YES / NO

Naperville Township Proposition / Answer YES or NO

Shall Naperville Township levy an annual tax not to exceed 0.15% for the purpose of providing community mental health facilities and service including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or a substance abuse disorder, which levy will have a single additional tax of maximum of .15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes? YES / NO

Note also that voters in four DuPage County townships as well as Will County will be asked if they want to fund a measure to ensure residents have access to mental health facilities and services.

Will County Proposition / Answer YES or NO

WILL COUNTY PROPOSITON ASKS VOTERS TO LEVY A NEW TAX FOR PROVIDING COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES / YES or NO

Thanks for being an informed voter in the General Election

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 educated voter.

Here’s to many happy returns.

Save the date for the General Election, Tues., Nov. 8, 2022. Click here for more thoughts about a sample ballot and leaving some votes blank.

Find Naperville Government Guide / Elected Officials with a click here.

Want to see your sample ballot?  For DuPage County, click here. For Will County, click here.

Last Updated, Oct. 26, 2022

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