Endorsements: A summary of Daily Herald recommendations in March 17 primary

The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Updated 3/16/2020 2:06 PM

Election Day is Tuesday in the March 17 primary throughout Illinois. Here is a summary of Daily Herald endorsements in contested party races and selected local referendums. The full text of individual endorsement editorials can be found here. Our endorsement remains to be published in the Democratic primary for U.S. president.



Democrat: Joe Biden

U.S. Senate

Republican: Mark Curran

U.S. House

Dist. 5, Democrat: Mike Quigley

Dist. 5, Republican: Tommy Hanson

Dist. 6, Republican: Gordon "Jay" Kinzler

Dist. 8, Democrat: Raja Krishnamoorthi

Dist. 11, Democrat: Bill Foster

Dist. 11, Republican: Krishna Bansal

Dist. 14, Republican: Sue Rezin

Illinois Supreme Court

Dist. 1, Democrat: Nathaniel Roosevelt Howse

State Senate

Dist. 10, Democrat: Robert Martwick

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Senate 22nd Dist., Democrat: Cristina Castro

Dist. 25, Republican: Beth Goncher

State House

Dist. 20, Democrat: R. Cary Capparelli

Dist. 41, Democrat: Janet Yang Rohr

Dist. 45, Republican: Randy Ramey

Dist. 54, Democrat: Maggie Trevor

Dist. 65, Democrat: Mohammad "Mo" Iqbal

Dist. 66, Democrat: Suzanne Ness

Dist. 66, Republican: Carolyn Schofield

Dist. 83, Democrat: Juan Thomas

Cook County

State's Attorney, Democrat: Donna More

State's Attorney, Republican: Patrick W. "Pat" O'Brien


Circuit Court Clerk, Democrat: Jacob Meister

Cook County Board of Review, Dist. 1, Democrat: Abdelnasser Rashid

Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dist., Democrat: Cameron "Cam" Davis; Kimberly Neely DuBuclet; Eira L. Corral Sepulveda

DuPage County

County Board Dist. 4, Democrat: Lynn LaPlante

County Board Dist. 5, Democrat: Mary Jo Mullen

Forest Preserve Dist. 5, Republican: Mary Lou Wehrli

Auditor, Democrat: William "Bill" White

Auditor, Republican: Bob Grogan

Circuit Court Clerk, Democrat: Candice Adams

Recorder, Republican: Ron Almiron

Lake County

County Board Dist. 7, Republican: Steve Carlson

Kane County

County Board Chairman, Democrat: Corinne Pierog

State's Attorney, Democrat: Jamie Mosser

County Board Dist. 10, Republican: Susan Starrett

Kane County Board Dist. 14, Republican: Mark Davoust

Kane County Board Dist. 2, Democrat: Dale Berman

Kane County Board Dist. 22, Democrat: Vern Tepe

Kane County Board Dist. 4, Democrat: Angela Clay Thomas

Kane County Board Dist. 6, Republican: Matt Hanson

McHenry County

Coroner, Republican: Angela Byrnes


Des Plaines appoint clerk: Yes

Barrington Dist. 220 improvements: Yes

Batavia parks referendum: No

Gail Borden Library upgrades: Yes

Lake Villa D41 projects: Yes

Libertyville sales tax: Yes

Rolling Meadows term limits: No

Villa Park Dist. 45 upgrades: Yes

Wheeling appoint clerk: Yes

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