Highlights of Illinois Green Party November 2008 election
A total of 52 candidates ran for office on the Green Party ticket.
Ten candidates ran for U.S. Congress, received votes ranging from 6,654 to 22,309 with percentages ranging from 2.1 percent to 7.9 percent. †Jason Wallace received the most votes and Omar Lopez received the highest percentage.
Two candidates ran for State Senate: Tom Durkin, 12,640 votes at 19.2 percent of the vote with one opponent, and John Basco, 6.591 votes at 6.9 percent with two opponents.
Seven candidates ran for State Representative seat with one opponent; they received between 4,471 and 15,782 votes, with percentages between 14.5 percent and 33.3 percent. †Kevin O’Connor had both the highest vote total and percentage.
Nine candidates ran for State Representative with two opponents; they received between 803 and 3,388 votes with percentages between 2.8 percent and 10.1 percent. Rita Maniotis received the most votes and Heather Benno received the highest percentage.
Twenty-four candidates ran for various county offices; they received between 385 and 100,569 votes with percentages between 2.6 percent and 31.8 percent. Terrence Gilhooly, Recorder of Deeds, Cook County received the most votes and Mike Lehman, County Board, Champaign County received the highest percentage. ILGP had three strong candidates for County Board seats in Champaign County.