JB Pritzker
JB Pritzker

Support IEA members gave Republicans and Democrats resulted in primary election success throughout Illinois on Tuesday.

Statewide races
With some results still to be tabulated, Chicago businessman JB Pritzker received more than 45 percent of the vote in a five-way race to win the Democratic nomination for governor. Pritzker was buoyed by IEA volunteers who, since his January recommendation by the IPACE Committee and the IEA Board of Directors, spent many weekends knocking on doors and working phone banks on Pritzker’s behalf.

In his first bid for statewide office, State Senator Kwame Raoul won the Democratic nomination for Illinois Attorney General. Raoul, who was recommended by IEA’s political action committee (IPACE), took first place in a field of eight candidates that included former governor Pat Quinn.

Illinois House and Senate
IEA-recommended candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, rode organization support to victories in various parts of the state. Those included:

US House
The IEA-recommended candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Chicago), easily won the Democratic nomination for US House District 4

These IEA recommendations were for the primary election only. A new round of interviews with candidates for the general election will take place in the months to come, prior to any IPACE Committee decisions on recommendations.