North Central College in the News

North Central College political scientists analyze 2022 Illinois Primary Election on various media outlets

Jun 29, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and Suzanne Chod provided commentary as results were projected, tallied and what’s to come from winning candidates

The 2022 Illinois Primary Election was underway for weeks through early voting and mail-in ballots, but the much-awaited June 28 Primary Election Day did not disappoint voters with close and unexpected races. All six statewide offices were up for election in 2022, including an open race for secretary of state after long-time incumbent Jesse White announced his retirement and a competitive Republican primary for the opportunity to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Additionally, redistricting of state House, state Senate and U.S. congressional maps led to several retirements and competitive primaries.

Both Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, and Suzanne Chod, professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with many media outlets in Chicago, where they provided commentary on the results of the election.

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