November lineup for Senate


* Incumbents
Note: The numbers following the candidate biographies refer to specific views that a candidate expressed in response to a general question on the state's economic condition. The numbers correspond to the categories outlined in "Fiscal views from the candidates" on page 20.

2nd District (2-year term)
Democrat
Marshall R. Rothman, Barrington.
Republican
*John) A. Graham, 64, Barrington, full-time legislator. He is past president, Barrington Chamber of Commerce, and member, Barrington Township Regular Republican Organization, Illinois Veterans Republican League and Barrington Village Board. He has served in the Senate for 18 years. (1)

3rd District (4-year term)
Democrat
Michael T. Smith, 34, Elk Grove Village, business administrator. He has been a volunteer in the child abuse program, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and served as consumer coordinator for the Illinois Consumer Advocate Office. (3,5)
Republican
*David J. Regner, 45, Mount Prospect, insurance, aircraft rental and real estate. He has served as township auditor (1964-67), state representative (1967-72) and state senator since 1973. (1,2,5)

5th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Tom Paul, 47, Des Plaines, airline ramp serviceman. He is campaign coordinator of COPE activities, 10th and 12th Congressional Districts, and member of the Maine Township Regular Democratic Organization.
Republican
Richard A. Walsh, 45, River Forest, attorney- He served as state representative (1963-74) and is a member of River Forest Service Club and Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce. (3,5)

6th District (4-year term)
Democrat
Michael A. Coduto, mayor of Countryside.
Republican
Mark Q. Rhoads, 29, Western Springs, realtor and land developer. He has served as legislative assistant to the Senate Republican leadership, research assistant to Congressman Edward J. Derwinski (R., 4th) and press secretary for Congressman Henry J. Hyde(R.,6th) during the 1974 campaign. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and board of directors, Illinois Conservative Union. (2,4)

8th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Robert E. Krolak, Oak Lawn, active incommunity affairs.
Republican
"Frank M. Ozinga,61, Evergreen Park, attorney. He has served as state assistant attorney general, assistant probate judge of Cook County, justice of the peace, and president and member, Worth Township Republican Organization. (3)

9th District (4-year term)
Democrat
Anthony F. Kaminski, 49, Matteson, real estate owner and appraiser. He has served as Rich Township Democratic committeeman. (2)
Republican
*Don A. Moore, 48, Midlothian, attorney. He has served as state representative (1962-72); master in chancery, Circuit Court of Cook County (1962-64); assistant state's attorney of Cook County (1957-59); corporation counsel, City of Markham; director and officer, Bremen Township Regular Republican Organization (1948 to present) and state senator since 1972. (1,2,3)

11th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Arthur L. Herman, 41, Chicago, attorney. He has served as state representative (1969 to present); special Illinois assistant attorney general (1967-68); special attorney, Bureau of Liquidations, Illinois Department of Insurance (1962-67); executive board member, Democratic Party of Evanston (1973 to present), and member, 50th Ward Regular Democratic Organization (1956 to present).
Republican
Roberts. Carter, 30, Evanston, retailer. He has served as Evanston alderman, 3rd Ward (1970-71) and member of Illinois Governors Advisory Board (1971) and Evanston Youth Commission. (2,3)

12th District (4-year term)
Democrat
John Merlo, 63, Chicago, assistant director of auto parking, Chicago Park District. He served as state representative for past 14 years; 44th Ward Democratic committeeman, and member of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and Park West Community Association.
Republican
Catherine Rondinelli, 38, Chicago, free-lance public relations consultant and salesperson. She has served on the board of directors. Uptown Chicago Commission, and as a member. Lake View Citizens Council. (1,3,4,5)

14th District (2-year term)
Democrat
*Norbert A. Kosinski, 57, Chicago, full-time legislator. He has served in the Senate for six years.

15th District (4-year term)
Democrat
*Howard W. Carroll, 33, Chicago, attorney. He has

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served as state representative, 13th District (1971-73); first vice president and legal counsel. National Young Democrats; executive committee member, Atlantic Alliance of Young Political Leaders; member, North- town Mental Health Council, and senator since 1972. (1,5)

Republican
Michael David Rothman, 34, Lincolnwood, interconnectionist. He was elected to the Regional Board of School Trustees, Educational Service Region, Cook County (1974-80) and is active in Niles Regular Republican Organization. (1,2,3)

17th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Richard S. Clewis, 41, Chicago, deputy director, community services, Chicago Department of Human Resources. He is former executive director, Rogers Park Community Council, and president of Young Democrats (1962-68). (2,4)
Republican
Edward T. Ploski, 47, Chicago, salesman. He was employed by the Secretary of State's Investigation Department for nine years, and as drivers license supervisor for two years. (1,3,4)

18th District (4-year term)
Democrat
*Philip J. Rock, 39, Chicago, attorney. He has served as an Illinois assistant attorney general (1965-69); assistant state's attorney of Cook County (1969-70); Democratic State Central committeeman, 6th Congressional District (1970), and state senator since 1970.
Republican
Ronald H. Stolle, 27, Chicago, insurance and pension plans administrator. He has served as legislative assistant (1969-71); precinct(1968-75)and assistant precinct captain (1964-67), 41st Ward Regular Republican Organization; president and cofounder. Junior Republicans of Illinois, Inc. (1962-65); and member of the 38th and 41st Ward Republican organizations, John Ericsson Republican Club of Cook County, and the Governmental Affairs Council of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry. (1,3,4)

20th District (2-year term)
Democrat
John D'Arco, Jr., Chicago, attorney. Appointed to the House in 1973 and elected in 1974, he is currently serving the remainder of the Senate term held by the late Sam Romano who died in February. D'Arco was appointed to fill that vacancy by the Democratic legislative committee for that district and will be on the November ballot. He has also served as service representative, Illinois Department of Corrections; law clerk, law division, Cook County Clerk's Office, and research aide to Congress-woman Cardiss Collins (D., 7th). (6)
Republican
Helen C. Baker, Chicago.

21st District (4-year term)
Democrat
Earlean Collins, Oak Park.

23rd District (2-year term)
Democrat
*Richard M. Daley, 34, Chicago, attorney. Elected delegate to Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention (1970), he is member of Democrat Charter Commission and the llth Ward Democratic party. He is seeking a second term in the Senate.

24th District (4-year term)
Democrat
*Richard H. Newhouse, 52, Chicago, attorney. He has participated in the Council on the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Criminal Defendants, Intergovernmental Relations Commission, Black Legislative Clearing House. Council of State Governments, Citizens Information Service, and as a fellow in the Adiai Stevenson Institute. He has received several honors including the "Best Legislator" award from the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI). He was elected to the Senate in 1966.

25th District (2-year term)
Democrat
*LeRoy Walter Lemke, 40, Chicago, attorney. He was elected as state representative (1972 and 1974) and was appointed to the Senate in 1975. He is a member, 22nd Ward Regular Democratic Organization and Workmen's Compensation Lawyer's Association. (1,2,3,5)
Republican
Phillip Bianco, Jr., 37, Chicago, supervisor of corporate records. He is an official, Garfield Ridge Council of Organizations and Garfield Ridge Civic League; president and founder. The Concerned Citizens of the 23rd Ward, and administrative assistant to Rep. Walter "Babe" McAvoy (R., Chicago). He has also served as special legislative assistant to former Rep. Stanley A. Papierz( 1966-69). (3)

26th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Harold Washington, 54, Chicago, attorney. He has served as state representative for six terms. He was corporation counsel for the City of Chicago, and arbitrator, Illinois Industrial Commission (1961-65).

27th District (4-year term)
Democrat
* Frank D. Savickas, 41, Chicago, insurance broker. He has served as state representative in the 75th and 76th General Assemblies; committeeman, 15th Ward Democratic Organization; president, 13th Ward Young Democrats, and state senator since 1972.
Republican
Charles P. Janulis, Chicago.

29th District
Democrat
*Charles Chew, Jr., 53, Chicago, full-time legislator. He has served as Chicago alderman; director of community relations. Cook County Sheriffs office; member, Chicago Civic Council, and state senator since 1966. (1,2)
Republican
Augustus L. Edwards, Chicago.

30th District (4-year term)
Democrat
Samuel C. Maragos, 55, Chicago, attorney. He has been a hearing officer, Illinois Department of Revenue (1961-67) and Cook County Board of Appeals (1956-57), and state representative (1969 to present). (1,2,3,4)

32nd District (2-year term)
Democrat
Mary Virginia Kerr, 47, Deerfield, "house manager, coparent" and community service participant. Elected precinct committeeman in West Deerfield Township, she is appointed member of the Lake County TB Sanitation Board. She has served as member. League of Women Voters; vice chairman. North Shore HELPLine board; and legislative and by-laws chairman, president and convention delegate, American Association of University Women. (2,3)
Republican
*Karl Berning, 64, Deerfield, full-time legislator. He has served as constable. West Deerfield Township (1946-53); supervisor and county board member, West Deerfield Township (1953-62); Lake County treasurer (1962-66); chairman. Lake County Board of Supervisors (1960-62); Crystal Lake City board supervisor (1960-62), and state

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senator since 1966.

33rd District (4-year term)
Democrat
Richard C. Kelly, 34, Crystal Lake, attorney. Elected associate judge, 19th Judicial Circuit, he has also served as first assistant state's attorney for McHenry County, assistant state's attorney for Cook County, a Chicago Police officer, and with the Cook County Department of Public Aid. (3,4)
Republican
*Jack Schaffer, 33, Cary, full-time legislator. He has served as auditor of McHenry County (1968); founding member, Northern Illinois University Young Republicans; executive committee member, McHenry County Republican committee; secretary-treasurer, Illinois Association of County Auditors and state senator since 1972.

35th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Willis McKinney, 51, Stockton, unit district superintendent of schools. He has been a member of County Farm Bureau, Illinois Agricultural Association, Illinois and National Education Associations for 20 years, and was selected conservation teacher of 1971. (23)
Republican
*John B. Roe, 33, Rochelle, attorney. He has served as public defender, assistant state's attorney and state's attorney of Ogle County. Roe was honored by Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, as an "Outstanding Freshman Legislator" in 1974. He has served as state senator since 1972. (1)

36th District (4-year term)
Democrat
*Don Wooten, 47, Rock Island, a 22-year veteran of radio and television, he has served as president. Media Consultants Ltd. He has been board member, Quad-City Arts Council, and member, theater advisory panel, Illinois Arts Council.
Republican
Robert 0. Williams, 46, Rock Island, pastor of South Park Presbyterian Church. Elected to the Rock Island County Board (1972-74), he has also served as member, Rock Island Human Relations Commission (1963-69); Rock Island Citizens Advisory Board(1969-71) and Rock Island Levee Commission (1971 to present). (2,3,4)

38th District (2-year term)
Democrat
James M. Thomas, 55, Ottawa, full-time mayor. He has served as commissioner of public health and safety (1963- 67); Ottawa mayor (1967 to present); and member of the Ottawa Planning Commission, Ottawa Zoning Board and Illinois Municipal League board of directors. (3)
Republican
John E. Grotberg, 51, St. Charles, fund raising consultant and hotel manager. He has served as a Chicago YMCA corporate executive, precinct committeeman, member of Chicago Economic Development Corporation and state representative since 1973. (1,2)

39th District (4-year term)
Democrat
William J. McCarron, Aurora.
Republican
*Robert W. Mitchler, 56, Oswego, retired public relations director. A state senator since 1964, he also served as vice chairman, Kendall County Republican Organization; president, Kendall County Young Republican Organization, and member of Illinois Republicans Veterans League and Illinois Police Association. (1,2)

41st District (2-year term)
Democrat
Lee Brayton Trunkey, 34, Wheaton, planning consultant. She has been active in the League of Women Voters including leadership positions; served two years as a local government lobbyist, and worked as a planner for Will and Kane Counties. (2,4,5)
Republican
Jack E. Bowers, Downers Grove, attorney. He served two terms as state representative.

42nd District (4-year term)
Democrat
George E. Sangmeister, 45, Mokena, attorney. Elected justice of the peace (1961-63), he also served as magistrate of the Will County Circuit Court (1964), state's attorney of Will County (1964-68) and state representative (1970 to present). (1)
Republican
*James F. (Jim) Bell, 43, Joliet, insurance underwriter and agency owner. He was member. Will County Board of Supervisors and Will County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners (1969-72); precinct committeeman (1962-66), and past president, Joliet Life Underwriters and Local Estate Planning Council.(1,3)

44th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Carol A. Reitan, 45, Normal, sociology teacher. She has been Normal mayor (1972 to present); member, Normal Planning Commission (1964-66), Normal Library Board (1970-72) and McLean County League of Women Voters (1964 to present; officer, 1967). She has also participated on the Illinois Inter-Governmental Personnel Act Advisory Council (1974 to present), Illinois Local Government Advisory Council (1974 to present). Central Illinois Mayors' Association (1972-74), Illinois Region 7 Manpower Commission (1974-75) and Illinois Municipal League Legislative Committee (1974 to present). (1,2,4,5)
Republican
*Harber H. Hall, 55, Bloomington real estate broker. He served as McLean County treasurer (1962-66), state representative (1967-72), delegate to the 1972 Republican National Convention, and state senator since 1972. (1,2)

45th District (4-year term)
Democrat
George A. Saal, Jr., 28, Pekin, auditor, Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs. (2)
Republican
*Roger A. Sommer, 32, Congerville, attorney. A state senator since 1972, he has also served as an assistant attorney general (1969-71). (3)

47th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Walter E. "Red" Medhurst, 49, Alexis, farmer. He has served as township supervisor, county board chairman and member of the county welfare commission. (1,4,5)
Republican
Kenneth G. McMillan, 33, Bushnell, agricultural economist. He has served as confidential assistant and chief speechwriter for the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz; legislative aide to former Illinois Congressman Leslie C. Arends (R., 15th); assistant to the president, Illinois Farm Bureau, and assistant director of legislation, Illinois Agricultural Association. He also served as state president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and national FFA president. (1,2,4)

48th District (4-year term)
Democrat
*John L. Knuppel, 52, Virginia, attorney. He has served as an assistant attorney general, delegate to the Constitutional Convention (42nd Senatorial District) and state senator since 1970.
Republican
Robert R. Heier, 47, Chandlerville, minister, school superintendent and former teacher-principal. He has served as president, Astoria Education Association (1968-70); board member, Illinois Association for Local Control of Schools, Cass County Mental Health Association and Tri-County Film Library; and member, Cass County Coordinating Committee. (1,3,5)

50th District (2-year term)
Democrat
Richard J. Durbin, 31, Springfield, attorney (Senate parliamentarian). He has been active in the Sangamon County Democratic Central Committee and Young Democrats, Springfield Committee for Better Schools and the National Legislative Conference. (1,4)
Republican
*John S. Davidson, 51, Springfield, chiropractor. He has been chairman and member, Sangamon County Board; delegate to the White House Conference on Aging (1971); member, Illinois Council on Aging and Dangerous Drugs Advisory Council, and state senator for the past four years. (1,2)

51st District (4-year term)
Democrat
*Robert W. McCarthy, 51, Decatur, attorney. He has served as state representative (1954-60) and senator (1960 to present).
Republican
James H. Rupp, 57, Decatur, insurance agent. He is serving his third term as Decatur mayor and has also participated on the Macon County Regional Plan Commission; Decatur Zoning Board of Appeals; Policy Committee, Decatur Urban Area Transportation System, and Decatur Water Advisory Commission (2,3,4)

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Senate lineup

Continued from page 23.

53rd District (2year term)
Democrat
Richard J. Doyle, Hoopeston, Vermillion County state's attorney (197276). (3,4)
Republican
Max E. Coffey, 37, Charleston, retailer. Elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1974, he has served as supervisor, Charleston Township (197174), and member, Coles County Board (197174), (2)

54th District (4year term)
Democrat
*Terry L. Bruce, 32, Oiney, attorney. Formerly with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., he has served on the staff of Congressman George Shipley (D., 22nd), former state Sen. Philip Benefiel(D., Lawrence vine) and former Senate Minority Leader Thomas McGloon (D., Chicago). He is seeking a third term.

56th District (2year term)
Democrat
*Sam M. Vadalabene, 61, Edwardsville, fulltime legislator. He has served as Edwardsville Township auditor, and staff member for the Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction and Auditor of Public Accounts. He is seeking a third term in the Senate.
Republican
Glenn T. Wilson, 36, Edwardsville, associate professor, Southern Illinois University. (1,2,3)

57th District (4year term)
Democrat
*Kenneth Hall, 60, East St. Louis, fulltime legislator. He has served as state representative for two terms; member, State Rent Control Board; commissioner, St. Clair County Housing Authority; chairman. East St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee; investigator, St. Clair County Sheriffs department; precinct committee man, and state senator since 1970. (6)
Republican
Frank C. Lakatos, 53, Belleville, member of Lead burners and Plastic Workers union local 495. (1,3,4)

59th District (2year term)
Democrat
*Gene Johns, 47, Marion, petroleum distributor. He has served as administrator, Department of Business and Economic Development, Herrin, and director of development of first two economic development districts in Illinois. He has been state senator since 1970. (1,2,3)
Republican
David N. Barkhausen, Jonesboro.

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