Illinois Guide

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Upcoming Election
Illinois General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
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Shawn Howard (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
A
Howie Hawkins (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
A
Kamala Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A-
Jo Jorgensen (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Joe Biden (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Joe Biden has a history of supporting anti-drug, tough on crime policies as well as those that imposed punitive penalties for drug offenses and facilitated discrimnation against drug users.

His current criminal justice reform plan includes provisions that would decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions. Read more

D+
Race for U.S. House District 5
A
Mike Quigley (D) MEDICAL USE
B-
Tom Hanson (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for U.S. House District 6
B-
Sean Casten (D) MEDICAL USE
F
Jeanne Ives (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Race for U.S. House District 11
B+
F
Rick Laib (R)
Race for U.S. House District 12
C-
Mike Bost (R)
Race for U.S. House District 14
Race for U.S. House District 16
B
Dani Brzozowski (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 1
Race for State Senate District 4
Race for State Senate District 6
A
Sara Feigenholtz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sara Feigenholtz co-sponsored both Illinois' recreational cannabis law that passed in 2019 and medical cannabis law that passed in 2013.

Race for State Senate District 7
A+
Heather Steans (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Lead sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, legalizing cannabis for everyone over the age of 21.

Race for State Senate District 10
A
Robert Martwick (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Co-Sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, legalizing cannabis for every over the age of 21.

Race for State Senate District 11
A+
Celina Villanueva (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of 2019, which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker and legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois

Race for State Senate District 13
A
Robert Peters (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Co-Sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, legalizing cannabis for every over the age of 21.

Race for State Senate District 16
A
Jacqui Collins (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 22
A+
Cristina Castro (D) MEDICAL USE

The lead sponsor of Ashley's Law. A law that allows children in school to recieve their cannabis medicine at school.

Race for State Senate District 28
Race for State Senate District 31
A
Melinda Bush (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Melinda Bush sponsored a recreational cannabis bill in 2018. She did not sponsor the legislation that passed in 2019. 

A-
Christopher Kasperski (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 52
Race for State Senate District 55
Race for State Senate District 58
Race for State House District 1
A-
Aaron Ortiz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Credible science shows that marijuana is not anymore a gateway drug than alcohol or cigarettes."
Race for State House District 2
B-
Race for State House District 4
A
Delia Ramirez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"A regulated system of legalized, taxed marijuana would reduce these impacts while creating a major new source of revenue for Illinois."
Race for State House District 5
Race for State House District 6
A+
Sonya Harper (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 7
A+
Chris Welch (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Emanuel Welch sponsored a recreational cannabis law in 2018 and co-sponsored the law that passed in 2019.

Race for State House District 8
A-
La Shawn Ford (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 10
Race for State House District 11
A-
Ann Williams (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 13
B+
Greg Harris (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 14
A+
Kelly Cassidy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Chief Sponsor of HB2353, which would legalize purchase of marijuana by anyone 21 years of age or older, in Illinois.
Race for State House District 15
Race for State House District 18
A+
Robyn Gabel (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
"I have constituents who suffered during the final months of their lives and died waiting for a medical marijuana card that in other states takes days if not hours to clear with doctors. Our current system is unconscionably painful to our family members and neighbors."
Race for State House District 22
Race for State House District 23
B+
Michael Zalewski (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 24
A-
Elizabeth Hernandez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 25
A-
Curtis Tarver (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Legalization has also shown there has been a decrease in teen use of marijuana where there is regulation and stiff penalties for selling to minors and failing to check identification."
Race for State House District 26
C+
Race for State House District 27
B+
Justin Slaughter (D)
"Legalizing recreational use would go a long way to correcting a decades-old injustice and improve police and community relationships over time."
Race for State House District 29
B+
Thaddeus Jones (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 30
B-
Race for State House District 31
Race for State House District 32
Race for State House District 33
B
Marcus Evans (D)
Chief sponsor of "The Restoration Before Recreation Act" in 2017.
Race for State House District 34
B+
Nicholas Smith (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 35
B+
Race for State House District 36
B-
Race for State House District 39
A-
Will Guzzardi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 40
Race for State House District 43
B+
Anna Moeller (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 44
Race for State House District 45
F
Seth Lewis (R)
"Legislation allowing for the use of recreational marijuana would not have a beneficial effect on the citizens of the state of Illinois."
Race for State House District 46
B
Deb Conroy (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 48
Race for State House District 53
A-
Mark Walker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 54
F
Tom Morrison (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Race for State House District 56
Race for State House District 57
C+
Jonathan Carroll (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 58
A+
Bob Morgan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"Illinois’ former medical cannabis czar"
Race for State House District 59
C+
Dan Didech (D)
"I would only consider supporting legislation that incorporates the expert advice of law enforcement, educators, and medical personnel."
Race for State House District 63
C-
Steve Reick (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 64
F
Tom Weber (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 66
B+
Allen Skillicorn (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 67
Race for State House District 69
Race for State House District 70
A-
Paul Stoddard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 71
A
Joan Padilla (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"I am the director of a cancer wellness center. I know the benefits of the MM program here in Illinois. I would like to reduce the redtape that often delays patients from getting the relief they deserve. Remove physician signature requirement, patient will only have to show records indicating they have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition."
Race for State House District 72
D-
Race for State House District 73
Race for State House District 75
Race for State House District 77
Race for State House District 80
F
Anthony DeLuca (D)

Anthony DeLuca infamously cracked an egg in a pan and acted out the "this is your brain on drugs" ad. He did so on the Illinois house floor during the vote for Adult-Use cannabis in 2019 in order to voice his opposition to the bill.

Race for State House District 81
B+
Anne Stava-Murray (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 84
Race for State House District 86
Race for State House District 87
B+
Tim Butler (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 98
Race for State House District 99
Race for State House District 101
Race for State House District 103
A+
Carol Ammons (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 104
Race for State House District 106
Race for State House District 107
Race for State House District 118
Your Elected Officials
Governor
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JB Pritzker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Lieutenant Governor
U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate
U.S. House District 1
U.S. House District 2
U.S. House District 3
U.S. House District 4
A
U.S. House District 5
A
Mike Quigley (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 6
B-
Sean Casten (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 7
U.S. House District 8
U.S. House District 9
U.S. House District 10
U.S. House District 11
B+
U.S. House District 12
C-
Mike Bost (R)
U.S. House District 13
U.S. House District 14
U.S. House District 15
D
U.S. House District 16
U.S. House District 17
U.S. House District 18
State Senate District 1
State Senate District 2
C-
State Senate District 3
State Senate District 4
State Senate District 5
B+
Patricia Van Pelt (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 6
A
Sara Feigenholtz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sara Feigenholtz co-sponsored both Illinois' recreational cannabis law that passed in 2019 and medical cannabis law that passed in 2013.

State Senate District 7
A+
Heather Steans (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Lead sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, legalizing cannabis for everyone over the age of 21.

State Senate District 9
B-
Laura Fine (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 10
A
Robert Martwick (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Co-Sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, legalizing cannabis for every over the age of 21.

State Senate District 11
A+
Celina Villanueva (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of 2019, which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker and legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois

State Senate District 12
State Senate District 13
A
Robert Peters (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Co-Sponsor of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, legalizing cannabis for every over the age of 21.

State Senate District 14
A
Emil Jones (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Emil Jones is currently a sponsor of Illinois pending recreational bill
State Senate District 15
State Senate District 16
A
Jacqui Collins (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 17
C+
State Senate District 18
State Senate District 19
State Senate District 20
A+
Iris Martinez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Iris Martinez is currently a sponsor of Illinois' pending recreational bill.
State Senate District 21
State Senate District 22
A+
Cristina Castro (D) MEDICAL USE

The lead sponsor of Ashley's Law. A law that allows children in school to recieve their cannabis medicine at school.

State Senate District 23
State Senate District 24
B
Suzy Glowiak (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
State Senate District 26
F
Dan McConchie (R)
"As long as law enforcement believes that it will be a scourge on our communities, I will remain opposed."
State Senate District 27
A
Ann Gillespie (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
"I support the decriminalization of marijuana and making marijuana available for recreational use in Illinois."
State Senate District 28
State Senate District 29
State Senate District 30
B-
State Senate District 31
A
Melinda Bush (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Melinda Bush sponsored a recreational cannabis bill in 2018. She did not sponsor the legislation that passed in 2019. 

State Senate District 32
C+
Craig Wilcox (R)
"If both sides are willing to discuss legalization as a personal freedom issue, instead of a revenue generating issue, then let’s talk in detail about privilege versus accountability, actions and consequences, societal expectations and enforcement issues."
State Senate District 33
D+
Donald DeWitte (R) DECRIMINALIZE
"While I do support medical use of cannabis, I do not support the legalized recreational use of marijuana."
State Senate District 34
State Senate District 35
State Senate District 36
State Senate District 37
F
State Senate District 38
F
Sue Rezin (R)
State Senate District 39
A
Don Harmon (D)
Head sponsor of 'The Alternative to Opiates' bill
State Senate District 41
State Senate District 42
State Senate District 43
State Senate District 44
State Senate District 45
State Senate District 46
State Senate District 47
F
Jil Tracy (R)
State Senate District 48
C+
State Senate District 49
State Senate District 50
State Senate District 51
State Senate District 52
State Senate District 53
B-
Jason Barickman (R) MEDICAL USE
While Barickman may have been hesitant towards cannabis legalization in the past, his sponsorship of illinois decrimalization bill passed into law in 2016 and co-sponsorship of illinois adult-use bill shows his views on cannabis have evolved.
State Senate District 54
D-
Jason Plummer (R)
“I will always be 100% avidly opposed to recreational marijuana in the State of Illinois and I do fear that some people are using medical marijuana as a way to take it there and I am 100% opposed to that.”
State Senate District 55
F
State Senate District 56
State Senate District 57
B+
Christopher Belt (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Legalizing marijuana would generate $375 million-$500 million a year. Not only will we bring in additional revenue from moving to a recreational state, we will not be funding prosecutor fees, court fees, and housing fees for those who are incarcerated."
State Senate District 58
C
State Senate District 59
State House District 1
A-
Aaron Ortiz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Credible science shows that marijuana is not anymore a gateway drug than alcohol or cigarettes."
State House District 2
B-
State House District 4
A
Delia Ramirez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"A regulated system of legalized, taxed marijuana would reduce these impacts while creating a major new source of revenue for Illinois."
State House District 5
State House District 6
A+
Sonya Harper (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 7
A+
Chris Welch (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Emanuel Welch sponsored a recreational cannabis law in 2018 and co-sponsored the law that passed in 2019.

State House District 8
A-
La Shawn Ford (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 9
State House District 10
State House District 11
A-
Ann Williams (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 13
B+
Greg Harris (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 14
A+
Kelly Cassidy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Chief Sponsor of HB2353, which would legalize purchase of marijuana by anyone 21 years of age or older, in Illinois.
State House District 15
State House District 17
State House District 18
A+
Robyn Gabel (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
"I have constituents who suffered during the final months of their lives and died waiting for a medical marijuana card that in other states takes days if not hours to clear with doctors. Our current system is unconscionably painful to our family members and neighbors."
State House District 22
State House District 23
B+
Michael Zalewski (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 24
A-
Elizabeth Hernandez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 25
A-
Curtis Tarver (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Legalization has also shown there has been a decrease in teen use of marijuana where there is regulation and stiff penalties for selling to minors and failing to check identification."
State House District 26
C+
State House District 27
B+
Justin Slaughter (D)
"Legalizing recreational use would go a long way to correcting a decades-old injustice and improve police and community relationships over time."
State House District 28
D-
Bob Rita (D)
State House District 29
B+
Thaddeus Jones (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 30
B-
State House District 31
State House District 32
State House District 33
B
Marcus Evans (D)
Chief sponsor of "The Restoration Before Recreation Act" in 2017.
State House District 34
B+
Nicholas Smith (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 35
B+
State House District 36
B-
State House District 37
State House District 38
State House District 39
A-
Will Guzzardi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 40
State House District 41
State House District 42
D
Amy Grant (R)
State House District 43
B+
Anna Moeller (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 44
State House District 45
State House District 46
B
Deb Conroy (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 47
State House District 48
State House District 49
State House District 50
State House District 51
State House District 52
State House District 53
A-
Mark Walker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 54
F
Tom Morrison (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
State House District 55
State House District 56
State House District 57
C+
Jonathan Carroll (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 58
A+
Bob Morgan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"Illinois’ former medical cannabis czar"
State House District 59
C+
Dan Didech (D)
"I would only consider supporting legislation that incorporates the expert advice of law enforcement, educators, and medical personnel."
State House District 60
State House District 61
C+
State House District 62
State House District 63
C-
Steve Reick (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 64
F
Tom Weber (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 65
State House District 66
B+
Allen Skillicorn (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 67
State House District 68
State House District 69
State House District 70
State House District 71
State House District 72
D-
State House District 73
State House District 74
State House District 75
State House District 76
State House District 77
State House District 78
State House District 79
State House District 80
F
Anthony DeLuca (D)

Anthony DeLuca infamously cracked an egg in a pan and acted out the "this is your brain on drugs" ad. He did so on the Illinois house floor during the vote for Adult-Use cannabis in 2019 in order to voice his opposition to the bill.

State House District 81
B+
Anne Stava-Murray (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 82
D+
State House District 83
State House District 84
State House District 85
C+
State House District 86
State House District 87
B+
Tim Butler (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 88
State House District 89
State House District 90
State House District 91
F
Mike Unes (R)
State House District 92
State House District 93
State House District 94
State House District 95
State House District 96
State House District 97
State House District 98
State House District 99
State House District 100
State House District 101
State House District 102
State House District 103
A+
Carol Ammons (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 104
State House District 105
F
Dan Brady (R)
State House District 106
State House District 107
State House District 108
State House District 109
State House District 110
State House District 111
State House District 112
State House District 113
C+
State House District 114
State House District 115
State House District 117
State House District 118