BREAKING NEWS: 2022 election results from Coles County

A live, full listing of the results for local, regional, state and federal elections from Coles County voters

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Signs are displayed in the Bridge Lounge of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union where people can vote in the upcoming elections on Wednesday afternoon.

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor

Editor’s Note: This story is being updated live as results are announced by Coles County for Coles County votes only. All results listed are unofficial at this time.

The general election took place on Tuesday, and the results for the Coles County local, regional, state and federal elections were announced throughout Tuesday evening after the polling places closed at 7 p.m.

Coles County elections:

Julie Coe was reelected as the Coles County clerk and recorder by 14,235 votes. She was uncontested in the 2022 election meaning she was the only listed candidate running.

George E. Edwards was reelected as the Coles County treasurer by 13,909 votes. He was uncontested in this year’s election.

Kent D. Martin, former police chief of safety at Eastern, was elected as the Coles County Sheriff by 13,997 votes. He was also uncontested.

Coles County Board elections:

Seven of the 12 Coles County Board district elections were uncontested:

  • District one: Darrell Cox, Republican party (Reelected) 1.594 votes
  • District two: Michael “Mike” Clayton, Republican party 1,698 votes
  • District four: Jeremy B. Doughty, Republican party (Reelected) 1,758 votes
  • District five: John L. Doty, Republican party (Reelected) 1,247 votes
  • District seven: Nancy Purdy, Republican party (Reelected) 1,160 votes
  • District eight: Rick “Shookie” Shook, Republican party (Reelected) 1,026 votes
  • District nine: Denise Corray, Republican party (Reelected) 999 votes
  • District 10: Tad Freezeland, Republican party 1,048 votes

The five County Board districts with more than one voting option listed were for the districts three, six, 11 and 12.

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 343-303 vote.

For district six, Lisa Jaco, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board district representative against Robb Perry, an independent candidate, by a 1,282-316 vote.

For Coles County Board District 11, Robert Bennett, the Republican candidate, was elected as the county board district representative against Matt Titus, the Democratic candidate, by a 669-563 vote.

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 220-117 vote.

 

The following election results only include the results of Coles County voters. This is not a guaranteed result for the whole region or state in these elections.

Illinois constitutional amendment:

The Worker’s Rights Amendment proposed to be added to the Illinois Constitution under Article I was voted for with a majority of votes to not add the amendment to the Constitution by Coles County voters by a 8,804-7,043 vote.

U.S. Senator election:

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. Current U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth ran for reelection for another term as senator.

U.S. House of Representatives elections:

Mary Miller, the Republican candidate, won a majority of votes, 6,722-4,434, from Coles County voters to be elected as a House representative in Congress for the Illinois 15th congressional district. She ran against Paul J. Lange, the Democratic candidate.

Mike Bost, the Republican candidate, won a majority of votes from Coles County voters to be elected as a House representative in Congress for the Illinois 12th congressional district. Boat ran against Homer “Chip” Market, the Democratic candidate, by a 3,315-835 vote.

Illinois state senator election:

In Coles County, Chapin Rose was reelected as Illinois State senator for the 51st legislative district by 14,090 votes. Rose ran uncontested.

Illinois House of Representatives elections:

Chris Miller won the majority of votes, 11,799, in Coles County to be reelected as the Illinois state representative in the general assembly representing the 101st district. He ran uncontested.

Adam M. Niemerg won the majority of votes in Coles County to be reelected as the Illinois state representative in the general assembly representing the 102nd district by 1,366 votes. Niemerg ran uncontested.

Illinois state elections:

Coles County voters voted for Darren Bailey and Stephanie Trussell for the Illinois governor and lieutenant governor.

Bailey and Trussell received 10,604 votes within Coles County. The other candidates JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton and Scott Schluter and John Phillips received 5,527 and 422 respectively.

Thomas G. DeVore, the Republican candidate, received the majority of 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, received 371 votes.

Dan Brady, the Republican candidate, received the majority of votes, 10,576, within the county to be elected as the Illinois secretary of state against two other candidates. Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic candidate, received 5,528 votes, and Jon Stewart, the Libertarian candidate, received 378 votes.

Tom Demmer, the Republican candidate, received the majority of votes, 10,260, within the county to be elected as the Illinois treasurer against two other listed candidates. Michael W. Frerichs, the Democratic candidate, received 5,819 votes, and Preston Nelson, the Libertarian candidate, received 379 votes.

Shannon L. Teresi, the Republican candidate, received the majority of votes, 10,015, within the county to be elected as the Illinois comptroller against two other candidates. Susana A. Mendoza, the Democratic candidate, received 6,171 votes, and Deirdre McCloskey, the Libertarian candidate, received 298 votes.

Judicial elections:

For local judicial elections and votes for judges to retain their judge position, there were five on the Coles County ballot.

Brian Bower was elected in an uncontested election to be a judge for the circuit court within the fifth judicial district by 14,032 votes. This election filled the vacancy of the previous judge, James R. Glenn.

To be elected a judge of the appellate court within the fifth judicial district Brian Roberts, a Democratic candidate, and Mike McHaney, the Republican candidate, opposed one another.

McHaney has the most votes to be elected by the voters of Coles County by a 10,780-5,336 vote. Depending on the votes from the remaining counties within the fifth judicial district, will determine who won the race.

There were three separate votes on whether three judges retain their judicial position.

Judy Cates, a judge of the appellate court within the fifth district, was retained by Coles County voters with 11,931 votes to retain and 2,893 votes to not.

Matt Sullivan, a judge of the circuit court in the fifth judicial district, was retained by Coles County voters with 12,077 votes to retain and 2,727 votes to not.

Jonathan T. Braden, a judge of the circuit court in the fifth district, was retained by Coles County voters with 12,096 votes to retain and 2,714 votes to not.

Regional superintendent election:

In Coles County, the regional superintendent of schools in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties reelected Kyle Thompson. He was uncontested. His reelection is not official yet in the whole region, only in Coles County by 13,765 votes.

 

Madelyn Kidd can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]