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The Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO)
Announce their 2016 Primary Election Candidate Endorsements

The endorsement process begins as IVI-IPO members draft exhaustive questionnaires that all candidates interested in endorsement must complete. Submitted questionnaires are carefully examined by our general membership and judicial candidates are evaluated by our Judicial Evaluation Committee (chaired by Jesus Salazar). Candidates are then interviewed in open session before our members who then vote whether or not to make an endorsement. The process is finalized by the IVI-IPO Board. Through this process of issue focused, candidate vetting, the IVI-IPO endorsement ratifies the assessment of our members that the candidates we have endorsed are the best choices for the community.

View completed endorsement applicant questionnaires

For the March 15, 2016 Primary Election we offer the following endorsements:

U.S. President

  • Hillary Clinton


  • 1st District: Bobby L. Rush
  • 2nd District: Robin Kelly
  • 5th District: Warren "Grizz" Grimsley
  • 7th District: Danny K. Davis
  • 8th District: Raja Krishnamoorthi
  • 10th District: Nancy Rotering

Cook County State's Attorney

  • Kim Foxx

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

  • Dorothy A. Brown

State Senator

  • 2nd District: Omar Aquino
  • 5th District: Robert "Bob" Fioretti

State Representative

  • 2nd District: Theresa Mah
  • 5th District: Julianna Stratton
  • 26th District: Christian L. Mitchell

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District:

  • Mariyana T. Spyropoulos (full term)
  • Barbara McGowan (full term)
  • Josina Morita (full term)
  • Tom Greenhaw (2 year term)


  • 1st Subcircuit (Brim Vacancy): Maryam Ahmad
  • 2nd Subcircuit (Savage Vacancy): Travis Richardson
  • 5th Subcircuit (Eadie-Daniels Vacancy): Leonard Murray
  • 5th Subcircuit (Williams Vacancy): Robin Shoffner
  • 6th Subcircuit (A Vacancy): Anna Loftus
  • 6th Subcircuit (De Leon Vacancy): Eulalia De La Rosa
  • 7th Subcircuit (Rivkin-Carothers Vacancy): Rosa Silva
  • Full-Circuit (Hogan Vacancy): Alison C. Conlon
  • Full-Circuit (Palmer Vacancy): Deidre Baumann
  • Full-Circuit (Walsh Vacancy): Fredrick H. Bates

2016 Primary Questionnaire Responses

Endorsement Instructions Primary 2016

Endorsement Rules 2016

2016 Primary Questionnaires

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