2018 House Race: Illinois District: IL-15 ( Kevin Gaither v John Shimkus )

CURRENT STATUS: Complete

Race Status

RESULT: John Shimkus (Rep)


Strong Rep
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 12/04/2017
Primaries: 03/20/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Kevin Gaither
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Kevin Gaither (Share of Vote: 62.1% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Carl Spoerer (Share of Vote: 37.9%)


Incumbent

Rep Incumbent

Republican Candidate
John Shimkus
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: John Shimkus (Share of Vote: Unopposed )


Pundit Opinions

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Current House Scoreboard
2018 District IL-15 Data Card
IL-15 Demographics
Demographic District State Nation
Gender 50% Female 49.1% Male
50.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 91% White
4% Black
3% Hispanic
61.7% White/Caucasian
15.5% White/Hispanic
14.7% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 3.6% 22.7% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 89.6% 88.9% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 20.2% 34.0% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $25,860 $32,849 $31,128
Median Age 40.5 37.9 37.9
Population 700,549 12801539 325.7 mil
Square Miles 14,695.90 55519.5 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 147.70 1230.6 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.6 2.7
Foreign Born 1.7% 13.9% 13.5%
Veteran 8.8% 5.9% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 12.9% 13.1% 14.6%
Note: All area related stats do NOT include bodies of water.

Data Credits
District/State/National: www.censusreporter.org
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
IL-15 Voting History
Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 24.5 70.7 -46.2
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 34.1 63.9 -29.8
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 42.8 55.4 -12.6

House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 0.0 100.0 -100
2014 25.1 74.9 -49.8
2012 31.4 68.6 -37.2

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 48.4 46.3 +2.1
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 51.1 47.3 +3.8
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 53 45.7 +7.3

National House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 48 49.1 -1.1
2014 45.7 51.4 -5.7
2012 50.6 49.4 +1.2