Editor’s note: This story is being updated live as Coles County announces results for Coles County votes only. All results listed are unofficial at this time. The most recent results will be shown first.
The general election took place on Tuesday and Coles County local, regional, state and federal election results were announced throughout Tuesday evening after the polls closed at 7pm.
Coles County voters cast ballots for Darren Bailey and Stephanie Trussell for governor and lieutenant governor of Illinois.
Bailey and Trussel received 10,604 votes in Coles County. The other candidates JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton and Scott Schluter and John Phillips received 5,527 and 422 respectively.
For the federal election for a United States senator representing Illinois, Kathy Salvi, the Republican candidate, had the majority in Coles County by 10,253 votes. The other candidates Tammy Duckworth, the Democratic candidate, and Bill Redpath, the Libertarian candidate, received 5,905 and 291 respectively. Incumbent US Senator Tammy Duckworth ran for re-election for another term as Senator.
The workers’ rights amendment proposed to be added to the Illinois Constitution under Article I was voted by a majority vote not to add the amendment to the Constitution by the voters of Coles County by one vote from 8,804-7,043.
Thomas G. DeVore, the Republican candidate, received the most votes, 10,611, within the county to be elected Illinois attorney general against two other candidates. Kwame Raoul, the Democratic candidate, received 5,497 votes, and Daniel K. Robin, the Libertarian candidate, 371 votes.
In Coles County, Chapin Rose was re-elected Illinois State Senator for the 51st Legislative District by 14,090 votes. Rose ran uncontested.
Mary Miller, the Republican candidate, received the majority of votes, 6,722-4,434, from voters in Coles County to be elected as the House representative to Congress for Illinois’ 15th district. He ran against Paul J. Lange, the Democratic nominee.
Chris Miller won the most votes, 11,799, in Coles County for re-election as an Illinois state representative to the general assembly representing District 101. He ran unopposed.
There were three separate votes on whether three justices will retain their judicial position.
Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Judy Cates was retained by Coles County voters with 11,931 votes to retain and 2,893 votes to no.
Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Matt Sullivan was retained by Coles County voters with 12,077 votes to retain and 2,727 votes to no.
Jonathan T. Braden, a Fifth District Circuit Court judge, was retained by Coles County voters with 12,096 votes to retain and 2,714 votes to no.
Brian Bower was elected in an uncontested election to be a circuit court judge within the Fifth Judicial District by 14,032 votes. This election filled the vacancy of the previous judge, James R. Glenn.
To be elected judge of the Court of Appeals of the Fifth Judicial District, Brian Roberts, a Democratic candidate, and Mike McHaney, a Republican candidate, were opposed.
Mike McHaney received the most votes to be elected by Coles County voters by a vote of 10,780-5,336. Based on the votes of the remaining counties within the Fifth Judicial District, the winner of the race will be determined.
Julie Coe was re-elected Coles County Clerk and Recorder by 14,235 votes. She was unopposed in the 2022 election, meaning she was the only candidate standing.
George E. Edwards was re-elected Coles County Treasurer by 13,909 votes. He was not contested in this year’s election.
Kent D. Martin, former chief of police security in Eastern, was elected as Coles County Sheriff by 13,997 votes. It was also indisputable.
In Coles County, the regional superintendent of schools for Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties re-elected Kyle Thompson. It was indisputable. His re-election is not yet official in the entire region, only in Coles County by 13,765 votes.
The last four of the 12 Coles County Board district elections were uncontested and were elected by:
For District Six, Lisa Jaco, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board district representative against Robb Perry, an independent candidate, by a vote of 1,282-316.
Coles County Board District Four Jeremy B. Doughty, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board representative by a total of 1,525 uncontested votes.
Coles County Board District Two Michael “Mike” Clayton, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board representative by a total of 1,351 uncontested votes.
Mike Bost, the Republican candidate, won the majority of Coles County voters to be elected as the House representative to Congress for Illinois’ 12th congressional district. Boat faced Homer “Chip” Market, the Democratic candidate, by a vote of 3,315-835.
Coles County Board District Nine Denise Corray, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board representative by a total of 670 uncontested votes.
Coles County Board District 10 Tad Freezeland, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board representative by 706 total uncontested votes.
For Coles County Board District 11, Robert Bennett, the Republican candidate, was elected County Board District Representative against Matt Titus, the Democratic candidate, by a 669-563 votes.
For Coles County Board District Three, Michael Watts, the Democratic candidate, was elected as the county board district representative against Andrew Shick, the Republican candidate, by a vote of 343-303.
Adam M. Niemerg won the most votes in Coles County for re-election as an Illinois state representative to the general assembly representing District 102. Niemerg ran unopposed.
For Coles County Board District 12, Gail Crane Mason, the Democratic candidate, was elected as the county board district representative against Kyle Barrow, the Republican candidate, by a vote of 220-117.
Madelyn Kidd can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]
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