Primary Results for Rock Island County

Mar 18, 2020

Incumbents were the winners in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in Rock Island County.

In the four person race for state's attorney, the current interim State's Attorney Dora Villareal was the winner. She received nearly 45 percent of the votes compared to Herb Schultz who got about 30 percent, followed by Calvin Dane with 17 percent, and Ron Stradt with nine percent.

Villareal will face Republican Kathleen Bailey in November.

Three democratic incumbents on the Rock Island County Board won their races in Tuesday's primary election.

- In the Ninth District, Jeff Deppe defeated Brad Beeding, 65 to 35 percent.

- It was a close contest for Rock Island County Board Chair, Richard Brunk, who received just ten more votes than his challenger, Will Tolmie in the 13th District. Brunk picked up 51 percent of the votes.

- In the 16th District, 54 percent of voters picked Kai Swanson over Joshua Ehrmann.

- And in county board District 20, Johnnie Woods picked up the most votes, winning 44 percent, compared to 28 percent for Shane Davis and 27 percent for Virgil Mayberry.

Voters in Rock Island County gave the board a firm answer of “No” to a one percent sales tax for public safety. Nearly 14,000 voters rejected the proposal, compared to almost 6,400 who said “Yes.” The measure was defeated 69 to 31 percent.

As for turnout in Rock Island County, nearly 21,000 people cast ballots out of a total of 87,000 registered voters, almost 24 percent.  

And in the GOP primary for Illinois' 17th District in the US House, Esther Joy King was the winner, 65 to 35 per cent over Bill Fawell. She'll take on Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos in November.