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IL GP files record # of candidates


By the end of today’s slating deadline, the Illinois Green Party expects to have some 60 candidates for offices across the state, concluding a major statewide recruiting effort for candidates at federal, state and county levels.

Since the slating period began in early March, the party has added 7 candidates for U.S. Congress and 1 candidate for U.S. Senate for a total of 15 federal legislative offices. A total of 16 state legislative candidates were added for a total of 19. At the county level, the party recruited 10 new candidates, including 5 in Cook County, to bring the total to 26 county candidates across the state.

Illinois ballots will also feature a presidential candidate chosen at the Green Party National Convention in Chicago, July 10-13, 2008.

“Our hard work to establish the party in 2006 has led to the Green Party to becoming more competitive in 2008,” said Rich Whitney, the 2006 Green Party candidate for governor, who received more 10% of the
vote. “I’m encouraged by not only the number of candidates, but the high caliber of candidates for offices at all levels of government.”


* = slated since Feb. primary

U.S. Senate
Kathy Cummings* (Chicago)

U.S. Congress
3 – Jerome Pohlen (Chicago)
4 – Omar López* (Chicago)
5 – Alan Augustson (Chicago)
8 – Iain Abernathy* (Round Lake Beach)
9 – Morris Shanfield (Chicago)
10 – Dave Kalbfleisch* (Arlington Heights)
11 – Jason Wallace (Normal)
12 – Rodger Jennings (Alton)
13 – Steve Alesch (Warrenville)
14 – Robert Hill* (DeKalb)
16 – Scott Summers* (Harvard)
17 – Troy Dennis* (Mount Zion)
18 – Sheldon Schafer* (Peoria)
19 – Vic Roberts (Taylorville)

State Senate
7 – Tom Durkin* (Chicago)
21 – John Basco* (Downers Grove)

State Representative
2 – Ante Marijan* (Chicago)
12 – Tim Quirk* (Chicago)
14 – John Beacham* (Chicago)
15 – Drew Valkanas* (Chicago)
21 – Rita Maniotis* (Berwyn)
39 – Jeremy Karpen* (Chicago)
40 – Heather Benno* (Chicago)
41 – Kevin O’Connor (LaGrange Park)
43 – Dane Willman* (Carpentersville)
50 – Sandra Lezon* (Plano)
53 – Rob Sherman* (Buffalo Grove)
55 – Dan Kairis* (South Elgin)
68 – Gerry Woods (Machesney Park)
70 – James Dunsing* (Sycamore)
95 – Gerard Schmitt* (Aurora)
96 – Jen Witt* (Naperville)
115 – Charlie Howe (Carbondale)

County Offices (slated candidates not confirmed)
Boone 1 – Doug Silberhorn*
Champaign 7 – Walter Pituc
Champaign 7 – Kostas Yfantis
Champaign 8 – Joe Futrelle
Champaign 9 – Mike Lehman*
Coles Coroner – Michael Snow
Coles State’s Attorney – Todd Reardon
Cook Board of Review 2 – Howard Kaplan*
Cook Board of Review 3 – Tony Cox*
Cook Circuit Clerk – Paloma Andrade*
Cook Recorder – Terry Gilhooly*
Cook State’s Attorney – Thomas O’Brien*
Cook MWRD – Jack Ailey
Cook MWRD – Rita Bogolub
Cook MWRD – Nadine Bopp
DuPage 4 – Bill Edgar
Fayette 7 – Don Crawford
Iroquois 5 – Vince LaMie
Iroquois State’s Attorney – Dale Strough
Kane 20 – Julie Schmitt
Kendall 1 – Adrian Frost
Kendall 2 – Andrew Wistrand*
Macon State’s Attorney – Mark Bradley
Marion 5 – Alicia Snyder*
McHenry 5 – Frank Wedig
Whiteside 1 – AJ Segneri*

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