Presidential candidates, graduated income tax appear on 2020 ballot
October 29, 2020
Who’s on the ballot? Here is a brief overview of what voters registered in Champaign-Urbana will see on their ballot.
Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment (Illinois Fair Tax)
The Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment would repeal the state’s constitutional requirement that the state’s personal income tax is a flat rate across all incomes. This ballot measure would pave the way for a graduated income tax, which means there would be different income tax rates applied to different levels of income.
All financial figures are from the Federal Election Commission’s website.
President of the United States
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
Mike Pence (Running mate)
Total Campaign Receipts: $533,843,893.29
Total Campaign Disbursements: $509,522,429.75
Kamala D. Harris (Running mate)
Total Campaign Receipts: $952,239,369.70
Total Campaign Disbursements: $790,193,382.80
Brian T. Carroll
American Solidarity Party
Amar Patel (Running mate)
Carroll’s three priorities if elected would be “climate protection, health care for all and protection of life from conception to natural death” according to his Ballotpedia candidate survey.
Angela Nicole Walker (Running mate)
Total Campaign Receipts: $463,084.18
Total Campaign Disbursements: $441,536.69
Spike Cohen (Running mate)
Total Campaign Receipts: $2,944,056.70
Total Campaign Disbursements: $2,771,493.21
Gloria La Riva
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Leonard Peltier (Running mate)
Total Campaign Receipts: $27,720.48
Total Campaign Disbursements: $26,941.26
U.S. Senate Illinois
Dick Durbin (Incumbent)
U.S. senator of Illinois since 1997
Curran’s stance on abortion, “I am proud to be pro-life—a conviction that is rooted in my Catholic faith.” According to his response to Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection.
Black spent 37 years practicing law in Northern Illinois representing autoworkers in their everyday legal needs according to his website.
Malouf is a 32-year-old human resources manager and volunteer youth wrestling coach.
Willie Wilson Party
Wilson was a candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2019 but lost.
U.S. House Illinois District 13
Rodney Davis (Incumbent)
Total Receipts: $4,473,746.80
Total Disbursements: $3,261,102.56
Total Receipts: $4,657,202.83
Total Disbursements: $4,161,641.32
Illinois State Senate District 52
Scott M. Bennett (Incumbent)
Bennett has been a member of the Illinois State Senate since 2015 and is the chair of the Illinois State Senate’s Agriculture Committee.
Ruggieri says he’s against the proposed graduated state income tax according to Illinois Newsroom.
Illinois House of Representatives District 103
Carol Ammons (Incumbent)
State Rep. Carol Ammons assumed office in 2015 and was appointed to the Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices Final Report Implementation Task Force on July 15, 2020.
Bielert was born and raised in Champaign and opened a mechanics business out of his home, according to his website.
JJ is a junior Media.