These are the official election results for contested races across DeKalb County in the Nov. election. Results were certified by the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Nov. 22.
DeKalb County reported a 64 % voter turnout, with 38,500 ballots cast Nov. 8, according to unofficial results from the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The Associated Press also contributed to election results races for congressional, statewide and General Assembly races.
An asterisk indicates who is leading in each race.
Candidates are in the order they appear on the DeKalb County ballots. Listed are results from contested and uncontested races. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Amendment 1 (vote yes or no)
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution would give workers “the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and to negotiate wages, hours and working conditions, and to promote economic welfare and safety at work,” according to the amendment language.
The amendment would also prohibit any new law that would interfere or diminish the rights of workers to organize.
Yes – 1,908,742 votes (58.8%)
No – 1,337,538 votes (41.2%)
How DeKalb County voted: 21,445 votes (58%) yes; 15,045 votes (41%) no
Click here to read more about the governor’s race.
Republican Darren Bailey, Lt. Gov. Stephanie Trussell: 1,631,696 votes (42.9%)
Democrat JB Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton: 2,068,285 votes (54.3%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 19,934 votes (52%) to Pritzker; 16,833 votes (44%) to Bailey
Illinois Attorney General
Click here to read about the Illinois Attorney General race.
Republican Thomas G. DeVore: 1,510,498 votes (43%)
Democrat Kwame Raoul: 1,502,155 votes (55%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 19,808 votes (52%) to Raoul; 17,195 votes (45%) to DeVore
Illinois Secretary of State
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Republican Dan Brady: 146,252 votes (42.5%)
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias: 1,896,089 votes (55.3%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 19,508 votes (51%) to Giannoulias; 17,444 votes (45%) to Brady
Click here to read about the Illinois Comptroller race.
Republican Shannon L. Teresi: 1,430,515 votes
Democrat Susana A. Mendoza: 2,083,375 votes*
How DeKalb County voted: 20,597 votes (54%) to Mendoza; 16,560 votes (43%) to Teresi
Click here to read about the Illinois Treasurer race.
Republican Tom Demmer: 1,610,986 votes (43.7%)
Democrat Michael W. Frerichs: 1,992,123 votes (54.1%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 18,815 votes (49%) to Frerichs; 18,092 votes (47%) to Demmer
Illinois U.S. Senator (click here to read more about the race)
Republican Kathy Salvi: 1,597,718 votes (42%)
Democrat Tammy Duckworth: 2,137,282 votes (56.2%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 20,636 votes (53%) to Duckworth; 16,838 votes (43%) to Salvi
Illinois Congressional District 11
Click here to read about the 11th Illinois Congressional District race.
Republican Catalina Lauf: 112,563 votes
Democrat Bill Foster: 141,473 votes*
How DeKalb County voted: 2,322 votes (41%) to Lauf; 1,678 votes (29%) to Foster
Illinois Congressional District 14
Click here to read about the 14th Illinois Congressional District race.
Republican Scott R. Gryder: 107,247 votes
Democrat Lauren Underwood: 124,628 votes*
How DeKalb County voted: 18,430 votes (55%) to Underwood; 13,974 votes (41%) to Gryder
Illinois Congressional District 16
Click here to read about the 16th Illinois Congressional District race.
Republican Darin LaHood: 155,077 votes*
Democrat Elizabeth “Lisa” Haderlein: 77,987 votes
How DeKalb County voted: 1,063 votes (64%) to LaHood; 542 votes (33%) to Haderlein
Illinois State Senate
Illinois State Senate District 35 – Republican Syverson (uncontested)
Illinois State Senate District 37 – Republican Win Stoller (uncontested)
Illinois State Senate District 38 – Republican Sue Rezin (uncontested)
Illinois State Senate District 45
Republican Andrew S. Chesney: 51,636 votes (66.8%)*
Democrat Gerald H. Podraza: 26,139 votes (33.2%)
How DeKalb County voted: 3,378 votes (61%) to Chesney; 2,007 votes (36%) to Podraza
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Illinois House District 70 – Republican Jeff Keicher (uncontested)
Illinois House District 74 – Republican Bradley J. Fritts (uncontested)
Illinois House District 75
Republican Jed Davis: 24,205 votes (61.2%)*
Democrat Heidi Henry: 15,366 votes (38.8%)
How DeKalb County voted: 2,141 votes (55%) to Davis; 1,360 votes (35%) to Henry
Illinois House District 76
Republican Jason Haskell: 14,818 votes (42.6%)
Democrat Lance Yednock: 19,980 votes (57.4%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 8,114 votes (58%) to Yednock; 4,354 votes (31%) to Haskell
Illinois House District 89 – Republican Tony M. McCombie (uncontested)
Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District is asking local voters to weigh in on whether they support increasing the property tax levy rate limit by 0.35% for fire protection and ambulance services for the levy year 2021.
Yes – 2,287 votes (57%)
No – 1,684 votes (42%)
DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder (click here to read more about the race)
Republican Tasha Sims: 19,204 votes (50%)*
Democrat Linh Nguyen: 18,455 votes votes (49%)
DeKalb County Treasurer (uncontested) – Republican Becky Springer
DeKalb County Sheriff (uncontested) – Republican Andrew “Andy” Sullivan
Regional Superintendent of Schools (uncontested) – Democrat Amanda Christensen
DeKalb County Board (vote for two per district)
Click here to read about DeKalb County Board races, which unofficial results show are set to include a Democrat takeover of the board’s majority, ousting three Republican incumbents.
All 24 seats of the DeKalb County Board are up for election during this year’s elections. DeKalb County is divided into 12 districts based on population. Two members are elected from each district.
(Includes Franklin Township, Kingston, South Grove, Mayfield and Malta Townships)
Frederick (Fred) Hall, Democrat: 1,336 votes (26%)
Maureen Little, Republican: 2,325 votes (46%)*
Brad Belanger, Republican: 1,382 votes (27%)*
District 2 (uncontested)
Republican incumbent Kathy Lampkins*
Republican incumbent Patrick Deutsch*
(Includes a portion of Sycamore Township that is mostly south of Peace Road and north of Route 64)
Timothy B. Bagby, Republican: 1,979 votes (37%)*
Keegan C. Reynolds, Republican: 1,473 votes (27%)
Amber Quitno, Democrat: 1,879 votes (25%)*
(Includes a portion of Sycamore Township that is mostly south of Route 64 and a portion of Cortland Township north of Bethany Road)
Elizabeth Lundeen, Republican: 1,577 votes (23%)
Stewart Ogilvie, Democrat: 1,791 votes (26%)*
Laurie Emmer, Republican: 1,657 votes (24%)
Brett Johansen, Democrat: 1,698 votes (25%)*
District 5 (uncontested)
Republican Savannah Ilenikhena*
Democrat Benjamin Haier*
District 6 (uncontested)
Democrat Rukisha Crawford*
Democrat Meryl Domina*
District 7 (uncontested)
Democrat C Scott Campbell*
Democrat Terri Mann-Lamb*
(Includes a northeast portion of DeKalb Township that is east of Glidden Road)
Bill Cummings, Republican: 1,241 votes (21%)
Dianne Leifheit, Republican: 1,212 votes (21%)
Christopher Porterfield, Democrat: 1,727 votes (30%)*
Michelle Pickett, Democrat: 1,565 votes (27%)*
District 9 (uncontested)
Ellingsworth Webb, Democrat*
Jim Luebke, Democrat*
(Includes the southwest portion of DeKalb Township that is north of Fairview Drive, south of Lincoln Highway and mostly west of State Route 23/Fourth Street.)
Susan Smith Lindell, Republican: 1,149 votes (26%)
Mary Lee Cozad, Democrat: 1,795 votes (41%)*
Suzanne Willis, Democrat: 1,420 votes (32%)*
(Includes all of Milan, Shabbona, Paw Paw, Victor, Clinton and Squaw Grove Townships, as well as Afton and Pierce Townships south of Perry Road, Somonauk Township west of Governor Beveridge Highway and north of Chicago Road and Sandwich Township north of Chicago Road)
Celeste (Shell) DeYoung Dunn, Democrat: 1,093 votes (21%)
Roy Plote, Republican: 1,588 votes (30%)*
Karen Cribben, Republican: 2,502 votes (48%)*
(Includes Somonauk Township east of Governor Beveridge Highway and Sandwich Township south of Chicago Road)
Jeff Kowalski, Democrat: 1,203 votes (25%)
Jerry Osland, Republican: 1,681 votes (35%)*
John Frieders, Republican: 1,827 votes (38%)*
Illinois Supreme Court 2nd District
Republican Mark C. Curran Jr.: 251,954 votes (45.6%)
Democrat Elizabeth “Liz” Rochford: 300,989 votes (54.4%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 19,314 votes (50%) to Rochford; 17,586 votes (45%) to Curran
Illinois Appellate Court 2nd District
Republican Susan Clancy Boles: 264,381 votes (47.8%)
Democrat Chris Kennedy: 288,852 votes (52.2%)*
How DeKalb County voted: 18,749 votes (48%) to Boles, 18,325 votes (47%) to Kennedy
23rd Judicial Circuit Court (uncontested)
Republican Philip G. Montgomery
Republican Joseph C. Pedersen
Republican Marcy L. Buick