Results from Congressional, General Assembly Races


Published on June 28 2022 11:50 pm
Last Updated on June 28 2022 11:51 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

In the battle of incumbent members of Congress, Mary Miller of Oakland defeated Rodney Davis of Taylorville.

Miller won the Republican nomination for the 15th Congressional District. With 91% of the vote counted, Miller had 62,169 votes to 46,153 votes for Davis.

Miller, who touted her endorsement by former President Donald Trump, will take on Paul Lange who was unopposed for the Democrat nomination. The loss of a Congressional seat in Illinois following the Census lumped Miller, Davis and Mike Bost into three congressional districts. Miller decided to take on Davis and it was a nasty contest, start to finish.

The other Congressional race was in the 12th District, to see which Democrat would win the nomination and the right to beat Bost in November. With 56% of the votes counted, Chip Markel of Carbondale led Joshua Qualls of Centralia, 9,449 to 7,260. 

At the state government level, Effingham County will be divided into three Senate districts and three House districts. No contests developed except in the 54th Senate District, where businessman and CPA Donald Debolt decided to take on incumbent State Senator Steve McClure. With 92% of the vote counted, McClure had 17,636 votes to 11,508 votes for Debolt.