Illinois REALTOR® Magazine  | January 2013
Whether it was on Capitol Hill, under the State Capitol dome or in city halls and local county boards across the state, Illinois REALTORS® played an important role in advocating for the political candidates and issues that will shape and benefit the industry. Here is a roundup of the results and REALTOR® wins in the 2012 election.
All 59 seats were up in the 2012 general election due to redistricting, but 30 were uncontested. Prior to the election there were 35 Democrats and 24 Republicans.
IAR RPAC Trustees conducted 10 Opportunity Races (extra grassroots efforts). Seven of the 10 won (70% success rate).
Challenger Michael Hastings (D)
Incumbent Dan Duffy (R)
Incumbent Dan Kotowski (D)
Challenger Arie Friedman (R)
Challenger Joe Neal (R)
Challenger/REALTOR® Frank Gambino (R)
Incumbent Sue Rezin (R)
Incumbent Toi Hutchinson (D)
Incumbent Linda Holmes (D)
Incumbent Bill Haine (D)
All 118 seats were up in the 2012 general election, but 70 were safe districts where the seat was uncontested. Prior to the election there were 64 Democrats and 54 Republicans.
IAR RPAC Trustees conducted eight Opportunity Races and six of the eight won (75% success rate).
Incumbent Fred Crespo (D)
Incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D)
Challenger REALTOR® Sam Yingling (D)
Challenger REALTOR® Carl Wasco (D)
Incumbent Angelo “Skip”Saviano (R)
Incumbent Dan Beiser (D)
Challenger Jay Hoffman (D)
Incumbent Jerry Costello, II (D)
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW
REALTOR® Dan Patlak,
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY OFFICIALS
REALTOR® Max Mitchell, Champaign County Board, District 5
Gordy Hulten, Champaign
Katie Blakeman, Champaign
Circuit Court Clerk
GRUNDY COUNTY BOARD
REALTOR® Vicky Geiger
WILL COUNTY BOARD (multi-member districts)
REALTOR® Kent Heisner
REALTOR® Stephen Engel
REALTOR® Victor Zack
WILL COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
REALTOR® Laurie McPhillips
Illinois lost one seat in Congress due to reapportionment. All 18 seats were up in 2012.