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Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: March 20, 2018

Last updated August 10, 2018

Illinois holds its primary election on March 20, 2018. Get a quick snapshot of the progressive candidates running for national office in this state primary. They all take a strong stand on one or both of the following two priorities:

  • Big money out of politics
  • Universal healthcare

Follow the candidate’s website and social links in order to see his or her full campaign platform and latest updates.

Visit the hub page — “2018 Progressive Candidates: A Nationwide List” — to learn how this list was created and to find links to other left-leaning voter information, as well as general voter resources.

Election results are recorded as they become available. Follow your favorite progressive candidates right through to the Mid-Term General Election.

Happy voting!


Illinois – Primary: August 2, 2018

Illinois on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Bobby Rush (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

2nd CD – Robin Kelly (D-IL) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

3rd CD – Marie Newman (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

3rd CD – Mat Tomkowiak (I-IL) – Twitter
— Medicare for All

4th CD – Sol Flores (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Medicare for All

4th CD – Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

5th CD – Sameena Mustafa (D-IL) – FacebookLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

5th CD – Mike Quigley (D-IL) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.3848 – We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

6th CD – Sean Casten (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

6th CD – Amanda Howland (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

6th CD – Ryan Huffman (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

7th CD – Anthony Clark (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

7th CD – Danny Davis (D-IL) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

9th CD – Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

12th CD – Randy Auxier (G-IL) – Facebook – Twitter
— National service program
— Single payer healthcare

I will advocate the demilitarization of police and advocate new standards, of the European type, for qualifying to join a police service (no police “forces” are needed, anywhere).

~ Randy Auxier

12th CD – David Bequette (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Big money out of politics

12th CD – Brenden Kelly (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

13th CD – David Gill (D-IL) – FacebookLost primary
— Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

13th CD – Betsy Londrigan (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Universal healthcare

14th CD – Victor Swanson (D-IL) – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare

14th CD – Jim Walz (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

14th CD – George Weber (D-IL) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

15th CD – Carl Spoerer (D-IL) FacebookLost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Single payer healthcare
Rebel HQ interview

18th CD – Brian Deters (D-IL) – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform

GovernorDaniel Biss (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Serves as state senator
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 8Ram VilliValam (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Universal Healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

State Senate, District 26Tom Georges (D-IL) – FacebookWON primary, unopposed
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

State House, District 1Aaron Ortiz (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by National Nurses United
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 2Theresa Mah (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

State House, District 4Delia Ramirez (D-IL) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 17 – Mary Rita Luecke (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

State House, District 39Will Guzzardi (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary, unopposed
— State representative
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by National Nurses United

State House, District 64Aaron Goldberg (G-IL) – Twitter
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Rank choice voting

State House, District 103Carol Ammons (D-IL) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary, unopposed
— State representative
— Endorsed by Our Revolution


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