Early voting in Chicago starts today!
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You know Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are on your ballot as Republican candidates for President and Vice President. But, do you know there are dozens of other Republicans running for office in Chicago as well?
The Democratic controlled Chicago Board of Election Commissioners knocked several qualified Republicans off official ballots. Never fear, we Republicans are survivors and we find other ways to give Chicagoans a choice. As you will see below, many Republicans will ask for your vote as write-in candidates. To vote for them, you simply fill in the box for write-in and print the candidates first and last name in the space provided.
For your convenience, here is a list of all the Republicans running for office in Chicago in 2012. The election is November 6th, 2012.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st District: Donald Peloquin
2nd District: Brian Woodworth
3rd District: Richard Grabowski
4th District: Hector Concepcion
5th District: Dan Schmitt
7th District: Rita Zak
9th District: Timothy Wolfe
ILLINOIS STATE SENATE
1st State Senate District: Write-In candidate George MaAyteh
2nd State Senate District: Write-In candidate Ronald Baltierra
6th State Senate District: Write-In candidate Scott Campbell
7th State Senate District: Write-In candidate Rafael Chagin
8th State Senate District: Write-In candidate Tom Morris
17th State Senate District: Write-In candidate Xavier Roman
18th State Senate District: Barbara Ruth Bellar
28th State Senate District: Jim O'Donnell
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th and 39th state senate districts are uncontested by Republican candidates leaving voters with no choice for the offices.
ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
12th State Rep District: Write In candidate Frank Rowder
14th State Rep District: Write-In candidate Paul Minervino
15th State Rep District: Write-In candidate Joseph Hedrick
16th State Rep District: Vincent Romano
20th State Rep District: Michael McAuliffe
22nd State Rep District: Robert Handzik
25th State Rep District: Write-In candidate Juan Diaz
34th State Rep District: Write In Candidate Darnell Macklin
35th State Rep District: Ricardo Fernandez
36th State Rep District: Bob Shelstrom
40th State Rep District: Antoinette "Toni" Puccio-Johnson
55th State Rep District: Susan Sweeney
78th State Rep District: Write In candidate Ralph Vera
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 39th state house districts are uncontested by Republican candidates leaving voters with no choice for the offices.
METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS
Harold "Noonie" Ward
COOK COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY
COOK COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW
1st District: Dan Patlak
2nd and 3rd district have no Republican candidates
JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT COURT FIRST
James Gerard Riley
No Republicans are running for Appellate, Circuit or Sub circuit Court vacancies.