Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm

Welcome to our Election 2012 returns section. Below you'll find the complete Effingham County election returns.

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Election Returns

*Party Designations: R- REPUBLICAN, D- DEMOCRAT, L- LIBERTARIAN, G-GREEN

Currently 37/37 precincts reporting with 72.72% voter turnout



CONSTITUTIONAL

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

Explanation of Amendment

Upon approval by the voters, the proposed amendment, which takes effect on January 9, 2013, adds a new section to the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would require a three-fifths majority vote of each chamber of the General Assembly, or the governing body of a unit of local government, school district, or pension or retirement system, in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system. At the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should vote “YES” on the question. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should vote “NO” on the question. Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote “YES” in order for the amendment to become effective on January 9, 2013. For the proposed addition of Section 5.1 to Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution.

YES 8,421
NO 6,470


 

FEDERAL

FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

MITT ROMNEY

PAUL RYAN (VP) (R)

12,491

 

BARACK OBAMA

 JOE BIDEN (VP) (D)


3,855

 

 

GARY JOHNSON

JAMES P. GRAY (VP) (L)


156



JILL STEIN

HOWIE HAWKINS (VP) (G)


93



 

CONGRESSIONAL

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, FIFTEENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

JOHN M. SHIMKUS (R) 12,775
ANGELA MICHAEL (D) 3,549


 

LEGISLATIVE

FOR STATE SENATOR, FIFTY-FOURTH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

KYLE McCARTER (R) 8,766
DANNY L. STOVER (D) 3,194

 

FOR STATE SENATOR, FIFTY-FIFTH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

DALE A. RIGHTER (R) 3,379
Running Unopposed  

 


 

REPRESENTATIVE

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT

JOHN CAVALETTO (R) 10,247
Running Unopposed  

 

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ONE HUNDRED AND NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT

DAVID B. REIS (R) 3,474
Running Unopposed  


 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE REGION

FOR REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (BOND, EFFINGHAM AND FAYETTE COUNTIES)

JULIE WOLLERMAN (D) 11,429
Running Unopposed

 

FOR REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (CLAY, CRAWFORD, JASPER, LAWRENCE AND RICHLAND COUNTIES)

MONTE A. NEWLIN (D) 2
Running Unopposed

 


 

COUNTY

FOR CIRCUIT CLERK

JOHN NIEMERG (R) 8,269
PAM MATHY (D) 7,968

 

FOR STATE’S ATTORNEY

BRYAN M. KIBLER (R) 9,761
DEBORAH NIEBRUGGE REIMERS (D) 6,505

FOR CORONER

DUANE L. GUFFEY (R) 8,503
TANYA L. OVERBECK (D) 7,736

 


 

COUNTY BOARD 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT A

LLOYD G. FOSTER (R) 1,140
LEONARD WALDHOFF (D) 727

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT B

JAMES NIEMANN (R) 1,152
JAMES C. HAMMER (D) 723


FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT C

KAREN LUCHTEFELD (D) 896
Running Unopposed  

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT D

DAVID E. CAMPBELL (R) 1,196
GENE R. JACKSON (D) 537

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT E

MIKE DEPOISTER (R) 1,785
Running Unopposed  

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT F

JEFFREY L. SIMPSON (R) 1,300
Running Unopposed  

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT G

ED HOOPINGARNER (R) 853
DOUGLAS R. McCAIN (D) 1,010

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT H

ROB ARNOLD (R) 1,725
Running Unopposed  

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT I

JOSEPH E. THOELE (R) 1,445
REBECCA GOBCZYNSKI (D) 633

 


 

JUDICIAL

FOR JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (To fill the vacancy of the Honorable James K. Donovan)

STEPHEN McGLYNN (R) 10,017
JUDY CATES (D) 5,288

 


 

JUDICIAL CANDIDATES SEEKING RETENTION IN OFFICE

"No Judge listed is running against any other Judge. The sole question is whether each Judge shall be retained in his present office.”


APPELLATE COURT JUDGE

SHALL MELISSA ANN CHAPMAN be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT?

YES 10,226
NO 3,489

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

SHALL RON SPEARS be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT? 

YES 9,978
NO 3,664

 

SHALL SHERRI L. E. TUNGATE be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT?

YES 10,585
NO 3,556

 

SHALL DANIEL E. HARTIGAN be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT? 

YES 10,112
NO 3,581

 

SHALL KIMBERLY G. KOESTER be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT? 

YES 11,907
NO 2,910



PUBLIC QUESTIONS

COUNTY OF EFFINGHAM

Shall the County of Effingham have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 4,620
NO 2,867


CITY OF EFFINGHAM 

Shall the City of Effingham have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 3,536
NO 1,493

 

VILLAGE OF DIETERICH 

Shall the Village of Dieterich have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 255
NO 60

 

VILLAGE OF MONTROSE 

Shall the Village of Montrose have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 61
NO 37

VILLAGE OF TEUTOPOLIS 

Shall the Village of Teutopolis have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 631
NO 197


TOWN OF MASON 

Shall the Town of Mason, Illinois have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 96
NO 31


VILLAGE OF BEECHER CITY 

Shall the Village of Beecher City have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

YES 108
NO 35


VILLAGE OF BEECHER CITY 

Shall the prohibition of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor be continued in the Village of Beecher City, Effingham County, Illinois?

YES 60
NO 90