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In addition to two binding referenda questions and three advisory questions on the ballot the following candidates will appear on the ballots of Evanston residents in the Nov. 4 election. State Senator Daniel Biss and State Representative Robyn Gabel are running unopposed for their seats in the 9th and 18th Districts. Portions of Evanston are in three different districts for State Representative, two of which have contested elections.
Richard J. Durbin, Democrat
James D. ‘Jim’ Oberweis, Republican
Sharon Hansen, Libertarian
U.S. Representative, 9th District
Janice D. Schakowsky, Democrat
Susanne Atanus, Republican
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Pat Quinn & Paul Vallas, Democrat
Bruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti, Republican
Chad Grimm & Alexander Cummings, Libertarian
Lisa Madigan, Democrat
Paul M. Schimpf, Republican
Ben Koyl, Libertarian
Secretary of State
Jesse White, Democrat
Michael Webster, Republican
Christopher Michel, Libertarian
Sheila Simon, Democrat
Judy Baar Topinka, Republican
Julie Fox, Libertarian
Michael W. Frerichs, Democrat
Tom Cross, Republican
Matthew Skopek, Libertarian
State Representative 14th District
Kelly M. Cassidy, Democrat
Denis Detzel, Republican
State Representative, 17th District
Laura Fine, Democrat
Kathleen Myalls, Republican
All elections for an office with Cook County are uncontested. All elections to fill a vacancy for appellate court or circuit court judge are uncontested. Voters, however, will be asked to vote on whether to retain many judges. Many bar associations have prepared recommendations on whether to retain individual judges. Voters can go online to view the recommendations of their favorite bar association.