2022 Illinois gubernatorial election

election for Governor of Illinois

The 2022 Illinois gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor of Illinois.

2022 Illinois gubernatorial election

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  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.jpg Darren Bailey at a 2022 Campaign Event (cropped).jpg
Nominee J. B. Pritzker Darren Bailey
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Juliana Stratton Stephanie Trussell

Incumbent Governor

J. B. Pritzker
Democratic



Current governor and lieutenant governor, first-term Democrats J. B. Pritzker and Juliana Stratton, are running for reelection together. Illinois State Senator Darren Bailey and his running mate Stephanie Trussell, who are the Republican nominees, are running against them.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Eliminated in primaryEdit

  • Beverly Miles, U.S. Army veteran, registered nurse and activist[2]
    • Running mate: Karla Shaw[3]

ResultsEdit

 
Results by county
Map legend
  •   Pritzker—>90%
  •   Pritzker—80–90%
  •   Pritzker—70–80%
  •   Pritzker—60–70%
  •   Pritzker—50–60%
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic
762,717 91.8
Democratic
  • Beverly Miles
  • Karla Shaw
68,198 8.2
Total votes 830,915 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

 
In June 2022, former President Donald Trump announced his support for Bailey's campaign at a rally[5]

NomineeEdit

Eliminated in primaryEdit

Removed from ballotEdit

  • Emily Johnson (came up short in the number of signatures required)[18]
  • Keisha Smith (came up short in the number of signatures required)[19]

DeclinedEdit

ResultsEdit

 
Results by county
Map legend
  •   Bailey—>90%
  •   Bailey—80–90%
  •   Bailey—70–80%
  •   Bailey—60–70%
  •   Bailey—50–60%
  •   Bailey—40–50%
  •   Sullivan—50–60%
  •   Schimpf—40–50%
Republican primary results[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican
454,342 57.7
Republican
  • Jesse Sullivan
  • Kathleen Murphy
123,330 15.7
Republican 117,514 14.9
Republican
  • Gary Rabine
  • Aaron Del Mar
51,659 6.6
Republican
33,964 4.3
Republican
  • Max Solomon
  • Latasha H. Fields
7,209 0.9
Total votes 788,018 100.0

General electionEdit

Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
J. B.
Pritzker (D)
Darren
Bailey (R)
Scott
Schluter (L)
Undecided
Victory Research (R) August 30 – September 1, 2022 1,208 (LV) ± 2.8% 46% 36% 2% 15%
Victory Geek (D) August 25–28, 2022 512 (LV) ± 4.3% 56% 38% 6%
Victory Research (R) July 17–19, 2022 1,208 (LV) ± 2.8% 49% 39% 2% 10%
Fabrizio Lee & Associates (R) June 20–21, 2022 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 50% 43% 7%
Victory Research (R) January 18–20, 2022 1,208 (LV) ± 2.8% 55% 27% 17%

ResultsEdit

2022 Illinois gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic
Republican
Libertarian
  • Scott Schluter
  • TBD
Total votes

NotesEdit

  1. Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Armentrout, Mitchell (July 1, 2021). "West Side nurse launches primary bid against Pritzker, aiming to become Illinois' first Black woman governor". Chicago Sun Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2022 Illinois Primary Election Preview". March 30, 2022.
  4. "Conservative Illinois state Sen. Darren Bailey wins GOP primary for governor". NPR. June 28, 2022.
  5. "Trump endorses Bailey in GOP primary contest for Illinois governor'". wgem.com. June 25, 2022. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
  6. Pearson, Rick (February 22, 2020). "Conservative Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey announces governor run, pledges to fight 'political elites'". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  7. Hinton, Rachel (December 13, 2021). "GOP gov candidate Bailey names former talk radio host as running mate". Chicago Sun-Times.
  8. "Meet Richard | Richard Irvin & Avery Bourne". www.irvinbourne.com. Archived from the original on 2022-01-18. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  9. Miller, Rich (February 8, 2021). "Business owner, Trump supporter Gary Rabine says he will run for governor". Capitol Fax. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  10. Kapos, Shia (January 10, 2022). "Chicago schools close again as standoff continues". Politico Illinois Playbook. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  11. Bremer, Shelby (15 February 2021). "Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor". WMAQ-TV. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  12. Miller, Rich (January 11, 2022). "Campaign notebook: Conroy; Morrison; Schimpf; McCombie; Newman; Pritzker; Giannoulias". Capitol Fax. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
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  14. Kapos, Shia (September 7, 2021). "Back to Springfield: 'We're close' on energy bill". Politico Illinois Playbook. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  15. "Jesse Sullivan Fundraising Booklet". Sullivan for Illinois. September 7, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  16. Miller, Rich (September 9, 2021). "Sullivan vows Illinois "turnaround"". capitolfax.com.
  17. Avery, Taylor (February 5, 2022). "Republican gubernatorial candidate Sullivan taps former Ives campaign aide Murphy as running mate". Chicago Sun Times.
  18. Armentrout, Mitchell (Apr 22, 2022). "QAnot? Far-right conspiracy theorists knocked off Illinois GOP primary ballot — but they insist 'We are not done'". Chicago Sun Times.
  19. Adams, Andrew (April 25, 2022). "2 candidates for Illinois governor removed from ballot over nomination petition issues". The State Journal-Register.
  20. Maxwell, Mark (November 29, 2021). "Davis to seek re-election to Congress in newly drawn 15th district". www.wcia.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  21. Hinton, Rachel (August 4, 2021). "Dillard weighing third run for governor to 'restore political balance to Illinois and make it safe and function well again'". Chicago Sun-Times.
  22. Pearson, Rick (December 29, 2020). "Rep. Adam Kinzinger has battled Trump and his fellow Republicans. In deep blue Illinois, could that be a strategy for higher office?". chicagotribune.com.
  23. Axelrod, Tal (April 1, 2021). "Kinzinger raises $2.2 million for reelection fund, anti-Trump PAC". The Hill. Archived from the original on April 1, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  24. Sweet, Lynn (Apr 16, 2021). "Kinzinger: If Illinois Democrats carve up his district in remap, he may run for Senate or governor". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on Apr 17, 2021. Retrieved Apr 19, 2021.
  25. Lissau, Russell (2021-04-16). "Under attack from the right, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger leading the fundraising pack in 16th District".
  26. Sweet, Lynn (January 5, 2022). "Rep. Kinzinger to focus on fighting right-wing extremism, won't run for governor or Senate". Chicago Sun Times.
  27. Kapos, Shia (January 10, 2022). "Chicago schools close again as standoff continues". Politico Illinois Playbook. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  28. McKinney, Dave (June 28, 2022). "Conservative Illinois state Sen. Darren Bailey wins GOP primary for governor". National Public Radio. Retrieved July 5, 2022.