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

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Strong Rep
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 09-10-2018
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
DemographicDistrictStateNation
Gender50% Female49.1% Male
50.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity91% 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 Home3.6%22.7%21.1%
High School Grad Rate89.6%88.9%87.5%
College Grad Rate20.2%34.0%31.3%
Per Capita Income$25,860$32,849$31,128
Median Age40.537.937.9
Population700,54912801539325.7 mil
Square Miles14,695.9055519.53,796,742
Population per SqMi147.701230.6185.8
People per Household2.52.62.7
Foreign Born1.7%13.9%13.5%
Veteran8.8%5.9%7.4%
Geographic Mobility12.9%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
YearClintonTrumpMargin
201624.570.7-46.2
YearObamaRomneyMargin
201234.163.9-29.8
YearObamaMcCainMargin
200842.855.4-12.6

House Voting Percentages
YearDEMREPMargin
20160.0100.0-100
201425.174.9-49.8
201231.468.6-37.2

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
YearClintonTrumpMargin
201648.446.3+2.1
YearObamaRomneyMargin
201251.147.3+3.8
YearObamaMcCainMargin
20085345.7+7.3

National House Voting Percentages
YearDEMREPMargin
20164849.1-1.1
201445.751.4-5.7
201250.649.4+1.2