2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election

Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more about Candidate Free Time.

The candidates below appear in ballot order. Click on candidates’ names to learn about their platform. You can also click on an office to see all candidates running in a particular race. Jump to Cook County races.

More: Watch our candidate forums for the 2016 general election.

U.S. Senate

Republican
Mark Kirk: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Democratic
Tammy Duckworth: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Libertarian
Kenton McMillen

Green
Scott Summers


Illinois Comptroller

Republican
Leslie Geissler Munger

Democratic
Susana Mendoza

Libertarian
Claire Ball

Green
Tim Curtin


U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District

Republican
August (O'Neill) Deuser: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Democratic
Bobby Rush: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District

Republican
John Morrow

Democratic
Robin Kelly: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District

Democratic
Dan Lipinski

Republican
No candidate


U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District

Democratic
Luis V. Gutierrez: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Republican
No candidate


U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District

Republican
Vince Kolber

Democratic
Mike Quigley: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Green
Rob Sherman


U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District

Republican
Peter J. Roskam

Democratic
Amanda Howland


U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District

Republican
Jeffrey A. Leef

Democratic
Danny K. Davis


U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District

Republican
Peter 'Pete' DiCianni

Democratic
Raja Krishnamoorthi: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District

Republican
Joan McCarthy Lasonde

Democratic
Janice D. Schakowsky


U.S. House of Representatives, 10th District

Republican
Robert Dold

Democratic
Brad Schneider


U.S. House of Representatives, 11th District

Democratic
Bill Foster

Republican
Tonia Khouri


U.S. House of Representatives, 14th District

Democratic
Jim Walz: Did not participate in Candidate Free Timee

Republican
Randy Hultgren


Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Republican
Diane S. Shapiro

Democratic
Dorothy A. Brown


Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Democratic
Karen A. Yarbrough

Republican
No candidate


Cook County State's Attorney

Republican
Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche

Democratic
Kim Foxx


Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review, 1st District

Republican
Dan Patlak

Democratic
Marty Stack


Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review, 2nd District

Democratic
Michael Cabonargi

Republican
No candidate


Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, MWRD (6-year term)

Democratic
Barbara McGowan
Mariyana T. Spyropoulos
Josina Morita

Green
Karen Roothaan
George Milkowski
Michael Smith: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Republican
No candidate


Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, MWRD (2-year term)

Democratic
Martin J. Durkan: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time

Green
Christopher Anthony

About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates. 

The Voters’ Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County and the City Club of Chicago.


Referenda

Debating the Transportation Fund Lockbox Amendment

Should Recorder of Deeds be Combined with Clerk’s Office?

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