Peoria, Illinois City Council election, 2015

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Peoria City Council election, 2015
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5 At-Large of 10 City Council seats.

  Majority party
Leader None
Party Independent
Last election 10
Seats won 10
Seat change +/-0
Popular vote 55,560
Percentage 100.00%
Swing N/A

Councilmembers before election

Beth Akeson
Beth Jensen
Ryan Spain
W. Eric Turner
Chuck Weaver

Elected Councilmembers

Beth Akeson
Beth Jensen
Ryan Spain
W. Eric Turner
Chuck Weaver

The Peoria City Council election of 2015 was held on April 7, 2015. The five At-Large seats on the 10-member Peoria city council were up for election. Six candidates appeared on the ballot. All five incumbent councilmen were re-elected: Beth Akeson, Ryan Spain, Eric Turner, Chuck Weaver, and Beth Jensen (who was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Councilman Gary Sandberg). The lone challenger, Katherine Coyle, Chairwoman of the Peoria County Republican Party, was not elected. The Mayor, who is elected separately, presides over the Council.

Voting System[edit]

In Peoria, Illinois, At-Large city council members are elected using cumulative voting. Each elector casts five votes, and may cast all five votes for one candidate, two and a half votes each for two candidates, one and two thirds votes each for three candidates, one and one quarter votes each for four candidates, or one vote each for five candidates. The five candidates having the largest number of votes are considered to be elected and are seated on the city council.


2015 City Council election Peoria, Illinois
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Beth Jensen 12,510.6669 22.52% +22.52%
Independent Chuck Weaver 12,323.7502 22.18% -2.78%
Independent Ryan Spain 9,931.8329 17.88 +0.88%
Independent W. Eric Turner 9,555.5834 17.20% +5.53%
Independent Beth Akeson 6,866.1668 12.36% +2.16%
Independent Katherine Coyle 4,371.9999 7.87% +7.87%
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 11,284* 16.60%
Independent hold Swing
  • There were 172 blank votes cast.