List of Democratic nominees for Governor of Illinois

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Democratic nominees for Governor of Illinois:

Democratic-Republican/Adams/Jacksonian Era[edit]

Modern Democratic Party era[edit]

Those in italics lost the general election.


  1. ^ a b Democratic-Republican
  2. ^ a b National Republican
  3. ^ Term of office changed by 1848 constitution
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Incumbent
  5. ^ a b No candidate
  6. ^ Republican nominee for Governor of Illinois in 1868.
  7. ^ Term of office changed by 1970 constitution
  8. ^ Adlai E. Stevenson III originally won the Democratic nomination, but refused to run with the Lt. Governor nominee, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche. Stevenson withdrew as the Democratic candidate, leaving a vacancy in the nomination, and instead formed the Solidarity Party. The State Central Committee of the Illinois Democratic Party left the vacancy unfilled.