La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties voters head to the Illinois Primary Election polls Tuesday to select their preferred political party candidates who hope to gain the nomination in the November General Election.
Since the last election, legislative lines were redrawn across the state and in local races, so voters should keep in mind redistricting boundaries as they cast their ballots. In November 2021, the La Salle County Board voted to approve a new district map, which can be found at https://lasallecountyil.gov/lasalle-county-board-district-and-precincts/
Bureau County followed suit, approving new map.
For information about voting and polling locations, visit the La Salle County Elections Office’s website, https://lasallecountyil.gov/electionsvoting/ or the Bureau County Clerk’s Office website, https://bureaucountyclerk.com/ or the Putnam County Clerk’s Office website, https://putnamil.gov/county-offices/county-clerk-recorder-office/clerk-s-division
Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
To read about the candidates before you hit the polls, go to https://www.shawlocal.com/news-tribune/election/
Illinois House of Representatives
District 73 Rep. Ryan Spain, R-Peoria is running unopposed.
District 74 candidates include Dixon Mayor and Republican Liando “Li” Arellano Jr. against Republican Brad Fritts of Dixon.
District 75 candidates include incumbent Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, and Rep. Jed Davis of Newark.
District 76 includes incumbent Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, and Rep. Jason Haskell, R-Peru. They have no challenger in the primary.
District 105 includes Kyle Ham of Bloomington, Dennis Tipsword of Metamora, Mike Kirkton of Gridley and Don Reints of Benson.
District 106 Rep. Thomas Bennett, R-Gibson City, is running unopposed.
Senate District 37 candidates include incumbent Sen. Win Stoller, R-Germantown Hills, and Rep. Brett Nicklaus of Dixon.
Senate District 38, incumbent Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is running unopposed.
Senate District 53, Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington is running unopposed.
District 14 candidates include Scott R. Gryder, R-Oswego; Jaime Milton, R-Fox River Grove; Mike Koolidge, R-Rochelle; Jack Lombardi, R-Manhattan; James Marter R-Oswego vying for Republican nomination for an opportunity to run against Democratic incumbent Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville.
District 16 candidates for Republican nomination include incumbent Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap; retired Rockford engineer Walt Peters, Rockford attorney JoAnne Guillemette and Minooka business owner Michael Rebresh.
La Salle County
County Clerk: Lori Bongartz, Democrat; Steven Stohr, Republican, and Jennifer Ebner, Republican
Treasurer: James Spelich, Republican
Sheriff: Adam Diss, Republican
District 1: JoAnne McNally, Republican
District 2: Gary Small, Republican
District 3: Kindra Pottinger, Republican
District 4: Beth Findley Smith, Republican
District 5: Catherine Owens, Republican, John Middleton, Republican
District 7: Craig Emmett, Republican
District 8: Douglas Stockley, Republican
District 9: Carolyn Moore, Democrat; Ray Gatza, Republican, and Joseph Nuske, Republican
District 10: Joseph Oscepinski Jr., Democrat; Glen Pratt, Republican
District 11: Rick O’Sadnick, Republican, and Martin Rue Jr., Republican
District 12: Jill Bernal, Democrat; Lynette Thompson, Republican
District 13: Mike Kasap, Democrat; Crystal Loughran, Republican
District 14: Joseph Savitch, Democrat
District 15: David Torres, Democrat
District 16: Joseph A. Panzica, Democrat; William Brown Jr, Republican, and Nicole Mertes, Republican
District 17: Douglas Trager, Democrat
District 18: Lloyd Chapman, Republican
District 19: Lou Ann Carretto, Democrat
District 20: Tom Walsh, Democrat
District 21: Brian Dose, Democrat
District 22: Jerry Hicks, Democrat; Stephan Aubry, Republican
District 23: Michael McEmery Sr., Republican
District 24: Arratta Znaniecki, Republican
District 27: Walter Roach, Republican
District 28: Matt Slager, Republican
District 29: Tina Busch, Republican
Sheriff: James Reed, Democrat
Clerk: Matthew Eggers, Republican
Treasurer: Joseph Birkey, Republican
District 1: Deb Feeney, Democrat
District 2: Robert McCook, Democrat
District 3: Joseph Bickett, Democrat; Sandy Hoos, Republican
District 4: Marshann Entwhistle, Republican
District 5: Dale Anderson, Republican
District 6: Derek Whited, Republican
District 7: Marsha Lilley, Republican
District 8: Kristi Warren, Republican
District 9: Keith Cain, Republican
District 10: John Baracani, Democrat
District 11: Mary Jane Marini, Democrat
District 12: Dave Argubright, Democrat
District 13: Ronald “Tom” Dobrich, Democrat
District 14: Kerwin Paris, Republican
District 16: Jason Floyd, Republican
District 17: Connie Stetson, Republican
District 18: Lizabeth Novotny, Republican
Clerk: Tina Dolder, Democrat
Treasurer: Kevin Kunkel, Democrat
Sheriff: Joshua Boedigheimer, Democrat; Brian Gonet, Republican
County Board: Democrats Luke Holly, Charles Lenkaitis, Anthony “Tony” Rue, Floyd “BJ” Holocker; Republicans Jaye Debates, Joseph King, Jeffrey Purtell, Steven Malavolti, James Shurts Jr.
For any questions regarding your district, contact the La Salle County Clerk’s office at 815-434-8202, the Bureau County Clerk’s office at 815-872-2201 or Putnam County clerk’s office at 815-925-7129.