Election Results: 2018 Primary Election in McHenry County

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan inserts a memory card to tabulate votes at the McHenry County Administration Building on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Woodstock.
McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan inserts a memory card to tabulate votes at the McHenry County Administration Building on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Woodstock.

Note: * denotes unofficial winner(s). Winners will be declared official during certification.

Republican Primary:

County Clerk: Precincts reporting: 100%

*Joe Tirio: 13,312 votes/56.21 percent

Janice C. Dalton: 10,372 votes/43.79 percent

Story: Tirio takes the nomination

County Board

District 4 (Top two win): Precincts reporting: 100 %

*Charles “Chuck” Wheeler: 2,368 votes/31.32 percent

Steve Bellmore: 1,982 votes/26.21 precent

*Pamela J. Althoff: 3,211 votes/42.47 percent

Story: Althoff wins big in District 6

District 5 (Top two win): Precincts reporting: 100%

*John Jung Jr.: 1,921 votes/36.59 percent

*Michael R. Rein: 1,670 votes/31.81 percent

Lesli Melendy: 1,659 votes/31.6 percent

Story: A super tight race in District 5

District 6 (Top two win): Precincts reporting: 100%

*Michele Aavang: 3,161 votes/32.6 percent

Orville Brettman: 1,604 votes/16.54 percent

Ersel C. Schuster: 1,923 votes/19.83 percent

*Larry W. Smith: 3,007 votes/31.02 percent

Story: Aavang, Smith cruise to victory


22nd Judicial Court (McIntyre vacancy, top 1 wins): Precincts reporting: 100%

*Robert Wilbrandt: 8.898 votes/36.92 percent

Demetri Pete Tsilmigras: 7,317 votes/30.36 percent

Mary Elizabeth McClellan: 6,080 votes/25.23 percent

Ray Flavin: 1,807 votes/7.5 percent

Story: Wilbrandt wins the nomination

22nd Judicial Court (Weech vacancy, top 1 wins): Precincts reporting: 100%

*Tiffany Davis: 4,239 votes/56.49 percent

Joel Berg: 3,265 votes/43.51 percent

Story: Davis wins the nomination


*Bruce Rauner: 361,301 votes/51 percent

Jeanne Ives: 341,836 votes/48 percent

Story: Rauner declared victor, will face Pritzker in November

Attorney General:

*Erika Harold: 378,720 votes/59 percent

Gary Grasso: 261,520 votes/41 percent

*Harold declared winner

Democratic Primary:


*JB Pritzker: 573,649 votes/45 percent

Chris Kennedy: 308,731 votes/24 percent

Daniel Biss: 337,342 votes/26 percent

Bob Daiber: 14,814 votes/1 percent

Tio Hardiman: 20,479 votes/2 percent

Robert Marshall: 14,193 votes/1 percent

Story: Pritzker wins the Democratic nomination.

Attorney General:

Pat Quinn: 333,434 votes/27 percent

Renato Mariotti: 48,623 votes/4 percent

Scott Drury: 95,630 votes/8 percent

Nancy Rotering: 112,644 votes/9 percent

*Kwame Raoul: 366,875 votes/30 percent

Jesse Ruiz: 66,524 votes/6 percent

Sharon Fairley: 151,554 votes/12 percent

Aaron Goldstein: 37,325 votes/3 percent

*Rauol declared winner


Congress, 6th District:

Kelly Mazeski: 16,686 votes/26 percent

Amanda Howland: 7,833 votes/12 percent

*Sean Casten: 18,863 votes/30 percent

Jennifer Zordani: 2,586 votes/4 percent

Becky Anderson Wilkins: 2,728 votes/6 percent

Ryan Huffman: 2,241 votes/4 percent

Carole Cheney: 10,936 votes/17 percent

*Casten declared winner

Congress, 14th District:

Victor Swanson: 3,434 votes/7 percent

John J. Hosta: 2,492 votes/5 percent

Matthew Brolley: 6,538 votes/13 percent

George Weber: 2,458 votes/5 percent

*Lauren Underwood: 28,047 votes/57 percent

Jim Walz: 4,796 votes/10 percent

Daniel Roldan-Johnson: 1,114 votes/2 percent

*Underwood declared winner



Given that the McHenry County Board in 2017 reduced its property tax levy by 11.2 percent, do you believe that local school districts should reduce their property tax levies by at least ten percent by the year 2020?

Yes: 34,502 votes/74.13 percent

No: 11,770 votes/25.92 percent

Shall the office of the Recorder of McHenry County be eliminated and all duties and responsibilities of the office of the recorder be transferred to, and assumed by, the office of the County Clerk of McHenry County on December 1, 2020?

Yes: 36,198 votes/78.67 percent

No: 9,816 votes/21.33 percent

City of Harvard:

Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the City of Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 14% per year for 2018?

Yes: 537 votes/53.22 percent

No: 472 votes/472 percent

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