Illinois 2018 Voter Guide

The Annie Frey Show
October 23, 2018 - 9:27 am

Greetings, Fellow Illinois Voter!

I’ve put together this roadmap of the Illinois ballot races and ballot measures that will be on your November 6, 2018 ballot.  A reminder that these are the conclusions I have arrived at based on my discussions with the candidates and my own research. You can peek at my paper, but be empowered to vote however you feel best represents your priorities and positions!

Below you will find the key races at the national, state, and local level. The first candidate listed is the one that I will be voting for, but there are also other candidates listed that I support even though I will not be able to cast a vote for them being out of district. You will also find links to previous interviews that I have conducted with many of these candidates. If you’re unsure of your willingness to support one of them, maybe the interview will help you decide. I have chosen not to weigh in on ballot measures that I am not able to vote. 

If there is a candidate or ballot measure that I have not weighed in on and you would like my opinion, please reach out via Twitter @anniefreyshow or on our Facebook Page at with your question or concern.


Thank you all for listening and reading. I truly appreciate you!

-Annie Frey


*Rep. Rodney Davis - IL13: Hear Annie’s interview with Davis - Click Here and Here and Here

"Rodney believes we must lower taxes for everyone, including small business owners, and reduce red tape and regulations." -

Also supporting: Rep. Mike Bost - IL 12  (Hear Annie’s Interview - Click Here) and Rep. John Shimkus - IL 15 (Hear Annie’s Interview - Click Here)


Bruce Rauner

"Supports lowering the cost of doing business by reforming Illinois’ high-cost workers compensation system, reining in out-of-control lawsuit abuse and freezing property taxes." -

“I’m fighting for term limits and fair maps to make elections more competitive and ensure politicians are genuinely accountable to voters.” -

Also, worthy of note, listen to this interview with Annie and another Illinois Governor candidate and why it’s one of the reasons the “Conservative” candidate, State Senator Sam McCann will NOT be getting Annie’s vote - click here.


Jason Helland

“I will work to improve upon the many services the Secretary of State’s office provides for Illinois residents at a lower cost and with less red tape.” -


Erika Harold: Hear Annie’s interview with Harold - Click Here

"Supports reforms including: (i) providing that founded sexual harassment complaints be resolved by the independent Illinois Courts Commission, as opposed to the ethics commission comprised of legislators; (ii) empowering the Illinois Courts Commission to remove, suspend, censure or reprimand any member of the legislature found guilty of sexual harassment; and (iii) publicly identifying any member of the legislature the Illinois Courts Commission finds guilty of sexual harassment, as the public is entitled to know which legislators abuse their power and position." -


Darlene Senger

"Supports consolidating the offices of Comptroller and Treasurer to save taxpayers millions of dollars" -


Jim Dodge: Hear Annie’s interview with Dodge - Click Here

"Believes the disastrous policies of the Chicago political machine, led by Mike Madigan, have led to one of the highest total tax burdens in the country, a state government reeling in debt, unpaid bills and unfunded pension liabilities, and an economic environment that’s encouraging record numbers of people and businesses to leave our state." -


Hal Patton - District 56: Hear Annie’s interview with Patton - Click Here

“For years, I sat back like so many others, thinking the chaos in Springfield would get straightened out. But as long as Mike Madigan is in office, things will never change. It is time for downstate Illinois voters to take back their representation, to speak as one voice about the things that matter most to us: fiscal responsibility, excellent schools, job opportunities for our hardworking people, and steadfast support for the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.” -

Also supporting: Jason Plummer - District 54 (Hear Annie’s interview - Click Here), Tanya Hildenbrand - District 57 (Hear Annie’s interview - Click Here), Seth McMillan District 48


Dwight Kay - District 112: Hear Annie’s interview with Kay and Babcock - Click Here

"Supports to freezing and capping excessive property taxes" and "Supports the repeal of the tax increase that was passed with no budget cuts or pension reforms."

Also supporting these key House races to flip current blue districts (Hear Annie’s interview with House Minority Leader, Rep. Jim Durkin [R] - Click Here) : Mike Babcock - District 111, Doug Jameson - District 113 (Annie’s interview - Click Here), Jason Madlock - District 114, David Friess - District 116


Shall the Office of the Madison County Recorder of Deeds be eliminated and all duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Madison County Recorder of Deeds be transferred to, and assumed by, the Office of the Madison County Clerk by December 7, 2020? Read in full, click here.

Annie votes YES. This is an opportunity for streamlining of government and is highly precedented.

Shall Madison County become a sanctuary county for law-abiding gun owners to protect them from unconstitutional gun laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly? Read in full, click here.

Annie votes YES. Although you may see those dreaded words, “sanctuary county,” this is an effort made to protect the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. And to that, it’s a YES YES YES. To hear Annie’s interview with Madison County Board Member, James Futrell, on this issue, click here.

Shall all units of governments within Madison County first seek approval from the voters by advisory referendum before incurring any bond debt. Read in full, click here.

Annie votes YES. As is written in the resolution linked above, “in the past few decades units of governments throughout Madison County have incurred tens of millions of dollars in bond debt without first seeking the approval of the voters and taxpayers”  How about no more of that, shall we?


This is the list of MADCO Board Members that I support: Thomas McRae, Clint Jones, Chris Guy, Dalton Gray, Chrissy Dutton, James Futrell, Ray Wesley, Mick Madison, Nancy Moss, Eric Foster, Mike Walters, and Jamie Goggin.

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