We do have an Illinois General Assembly made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Even though these are considered state offices they will follow the petition times and election times of the county offices. You will elect 2 senators and 4 representatives from each county. These ladies will write bills, debate bills, and vote on them. It is their responsibility to listen to her constituents and present bills that are important to everyone, not just herself. All bills that are passed will be presented to the new IGS governor for her signature or veto from the stage on Saturday morning.
There is a President of the Senateand the Chaplain of the Senate that are elected from the 8 senators. This is done during one of their legislative sessions. No petitions are needed for these offices.
There is a Speaker of the House and a House Chaplain that are elected from the 16 representatives. This is done during one of their legislative sessions. No petitions are needed for these offices.
State offices are elected with a primary and general election. Petitions are necessary to run for state offices. You will need to take out your petition on Tuesday afternoon. Your primary will be held on Wednesday morning and the general election will be held on Thursday morning.
There is another state official that is elected during the PRIMARY election for county officials. This is the State Central Committeeman. This young lady is the leader of her party! She is the cheerleader of her party! If you are interested in this position, you will need to take out a petition on Monday along with the county candidates. There will be two state central committeemen elected from each county, one Nationalist and one Federalist. These 8 ladies will then lead their party conventions on Wednesday evening along with the two party leaders that were elected during last year's session. Those two citizens will be required to return for next year's session to lead the party until new party leaders are elected.
The following state officers will participate in a candidate's forum both before the primary and before the general election. These questions are based on current events in state government.
1. Governor: The Governor will preside over the next year's session until a new Governor is elected. At the end of this session, she will review and sign all bills presented to her by the representatives and the senators. She will preside over one of the remaining sessions for this year. You will also need to report the the American Legion Auxiliary delegates at their state convention in July.
2. Lt. Governor: Acts as Governor in the absence of the Governor and performs duties and exercises power as delegated by the Governor. She will preside over one of the remaining sessions at ALA IGS.
3. Attorney General: She will preside over one of the remaining sessions at ALA IGS.
4. Secretary of State: She will predide over one of the remaining sessions at ALA IGS.
5. Comptroller: She will predide over one of the remaining sessions at ALA IGS.
6. State Treasurer: She will predide over one of the remaining sessions at ALA IGS.