Politics & Government

Who’s on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary?

Voters are preparing to cast their ballots for Tuesday’s primary, where there are several dozen contested races featuring candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Voters in some areas also will decide referendums.

Candidates are vying to be the nominee for their party on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

For information on where to vote for those who wish to vote early before March 15 or to receive a vote by mail application, go to the St. Clair County Clerk’s website at http://www.countyclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/Pages/default.aspx, the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners website at http://eslelections.org/, or the Madison County Clerk’s website at www.Madisonvotes.com.

Early voting runs through March 14. The last day to apply to vote by mail is Thursday.

Polls are scheduled to be opened from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 15.

Here are the competitive primary races on the ballot:


Republican: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich

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Democratic: Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senate

Republican: Mark Kirk and James Marter

Democratic: Tammy Duckworth, Napoleon Harris and Andrea Zopp

U.S. House

13th District

Republican: Rodney Davis and Ethan Vandersand

15th District

Republican: John Shimkus and Kyle McCarter

State Senator 58th District

Republican: Paul Schimpf and Sharee Langestein

St. Clair County Board:

District 2 Democratic: Joan McIntosh and Harry Hollingsworth

District 5 Democratic: Lonnie Mosley and Jacqueline Perkins

District 6 Democratic: Roy Mosley Jr. and Christine Eastern

District 14 Democratic: Bob Trentman and Jaynie Wells

District 15 Republican: Bobby Deadmond Sr. and John West

District 25 Republican: Ron Gerlach and Jerry Nichols Sr.

District 26 Democratic: Larry Stammer Jr. and Scott Tieman

Madison County

County Recorder

Democratic: Amy Meyer and Shannon Bradford

Madison County Board

District 2 Republican: Roger Alons and Donald Moore

District 3 Republican: Bill Meyer, Philip Chapman and Rodney Dustmann

District 6 Republican: Raymond Wesley and David Baker

District 19 Democratic: Harry Briggs, Michael Charles Parkinson and Donna Davis.

Monroe County

State’s attorney

Republican: Myron A. Hanna and Chris Hitzemann

Democratic: Dennis M. Fields and Heather Wescoat Dabler


Republican: Bob Hill and Wayne Kohlmeier

County Commissioner

Republican: Mark Altadonna and Vicki Koerber

Area Referendums:

▪  Freeburg Fire Protection District is asking to issue $3.95 million in bonds for a new fire station.

▪  Cahokia is asking voters whether to annex the Parkfield Terrace subdivision.

▪  St. Libory Community Unit School District 30 seeks to make its current property tax rate permanent.

▪  Voters in the Cottage Hills Fire Protection in Madison County are voting on two referendums, one to increase the maximum property tax rate from .3 percent to .4 percent, and one to levy a special property tax rate of .05 percent for the cost of emergency and rescue crews and equipment.

▪  Voters in Monroe County are being asked whether to approve a 1-cent sales tax to help pay for infrastructure needs in schools in the county’s three public school districts.

▪  Randolph County is asking to be allowed to borrow $2.95 million to renovate and repair the county courthouse.

▪  The city of Carlyle has a sales tax referendum to pay for public infrastructure. If approved the sales tax rate would increase by .5 percent.

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