2008 Illinois House of Representatives election

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Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2008

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All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives
60 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Michael Madigan Cropped.png Tom Cross.jpg
Leader Michael Madigan Tom Cross
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 22nd-Chicago 97th-Oswego
Last election 67 51
Seats won 70 48
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 2,785,589 1,949,123
Percentage 58.03% 40.60%

Speaker before election

Michael Madigan
Democratic

Speaker-Elect

Michael Madigan
Democratic

The Illinois House of Representatives elections of 2008 determined the membership of the lower house of the 96th General Assembly. The Democratic Party increased its Majority.

Overview[edit]

Illinois State Senate Elections, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats
before
Seats
after
+/–
Democratic 2,785,589 58.03% 67 70 +3
Republican 1,949,123 40.60% 51 48 -3
Green 65,647 1.30% 0 0 0
Independent 36 0.0007% 0 0 0
Totals 4,800,359 100.00% 118 0 118

Sources[edit]

  • Illinois State Board of Elections