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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

candidates for federal office

The following individuals have filed as candidates for U.S. Senate:





  • None

* candidates marked will be in the lottery for the top ballot position

Because the Green Party candidate achieved at least 5% of the vote in the last election for governor, it is considered a major party in Illinois for ballot access matters. It has the same filing dates as the Democrats and Republicans.

Illinois has minor parties. These minor parties have to submit more signatures than major parties and they have different (later) filing deadlines.

Michael Labno of Oak Brook has expressed intent to qualify for the ballot as a Libertarian Party candidate. See his Facebook page.

Parts of Proviso Township are included in four Congressional districts. IL-07 is currently represented by Danny K. Davis, Chicago (Austin). IL-03 is currently represented by Dan Lipinski, Western Springs. IL-05 is currently represented by Mike Quigley, Chicago (Lakeview). IL-04 is currently represented by Luis Gutierrez, Chicago (Logan Square). All four members of Congress are Democrats.

The following candidates filed to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates who intend to run under party labels aside from Democrat, Republican, Green or "independent" will file at a later date.

The IL-07 race is made more complicated because the incumbent, Danny K. Davis, has filed for two offices that are mutually exclusive, re-election to Congress and President of the Cook County Board. He has until ___ to withdraw from one of these contests (or both).



  • Kip Robbins, Oak Park, no campaign website found, no Wikipedia entry

  • Mark M. Weiman, Chicago (New Eastside), no campaign website found, no Wikipedia entry



  • Laurel Lambert Schmidt, Riverside, no campaign website found, no Wikipedia entry

  • Michael Bendas, Chicago (Bridgeport), no campaign website found, no Wikipedia entry



  • Matthew Reichel, Chicago (Ravenswood), campaign website, Wikipedia entry
  • Andrew Williams, Chicago (Lakeview East), campaign website, no Wikipedia entry
  • Terrence A. Gilhooly, Chicago (Edgebrook), campaign website, no Wikipedia entry



  • Luis Gutierrez, Chicago (Logan Square), no campaign website found, Wikipedia entry

  • Robert J. Burns, Chicago (Wicker Park), no campaign website found, no Wikipedia entry

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  • What would you ask candidates for Congress?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:17 AM, November 04, 2009  

  • Someone posted to this discussion and the post violated two of the house rules.

    1. Don't post under "anonymous". It makes the discussion read more clearly if people use pseudonyms.

    2. I don't allow people to write about the sex lives of public figures unless it's connected to the performance of their duties. If someone is sleeping with someone from work and it represents a conflict-of-interest or is otherwise relevant then it's fair game. But merely have sex gay or straight isn't relevant by itself.

    The points raised were good. But say it without mentioning the sex.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:21 PM, November 04, 2009  

  • On his Facebook page Todd Stroger is a fan of six things, including Darlena W. Burnett.

    The others:

    * The White House
    * Citizens for Al Hofeld, Jr.
    * Stroger for President
    * Democratic Party
    * Rakim

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:56 PM, November 07, 2009  

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