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House Dist. 63: Bartman vs. Reick

Oct 27, 2016
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Democrat John Bartman and Republican Steven Reick are vying for Illinois Rep.

House Dist. 68: Sweeney Challenges Cabello

Oct 27, 2016
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The 68th district includes portions of Rockford, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Loves Park, and Cherry Valley. This election features a political newcomer against a two-term incumbent.

Republican John Cabello was appointed to the 68th district seat in August 2012 when Rep. Dave Winters resigned. Cabello was elected to the seat three months later and has held the position since then.

There are seven Senate seats and 19 House seats from the WNIJ listening area on the ballot in the fall elections. There also are countless posts at the county level with only one candidate.

Three of the Senate races and eleven House races have only one candidate. That's 14 of 28 legislative seats in the WNIJ area where there is no opportunity to make a choice on the November ballot. In many cases, the lone candidate is the only person who has been on the ballot from the beginning.

You can find out more about each candidate by clicking on his or her name below.

House Dist. 71: McCombie Challenges Smiddy

Oct 26, 2016

Republican Tony McCombie is the mayor of Savanna, Ill. McCombie is a real estate broker with Mel Foster Company and the owner of Blue Appraisals, LLC, a real estate appraisal company that serves Illinois and Iowa.  

Her campaign cites agriculture, protecting second amendment rights, and education as top priorities.

House Dist. 72: Halpin vs. McGuire

Oct 26, 2016

Democrat Mike Halpin and Republican Brandi McGuire are competing for the Illinois House District 72 seat left vacant when incumbent Democrat Patrick J. Verschoore did not seek re-election.

Halpin was raised in Voorheesville, just outside the city of Albany. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Roger Williams University and law degree from the University of Illinois.