1986 United States Senate election in Illinois
The 1986 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 4, 1986. The incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon won re-election to a second term. As of 2019, this is the last election in which an incumbent Senator won re-election to Illinois' Class 3 seat.
Dixon: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Koehler: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
- Alan J. Dixon, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Judy Koehler, State Representative
Defeated in Primary:
Dixon easily won the senate race. Koehler fared poorly throughout most parts of the state, only winning 10 of the state's 102 counties.
|Democratic||Alan J. Dixon (Incumbent)||2,033,783||65.1%||+9.1%|
|Independent||Einar V. Dyhrkopp||15,804||0.5%|
|Libertarian||Donald M. Parrish, Jr.||13,891||0.5%|
|Socialist Workers||Omari Musa||5,671||0.2%|
- Green, Paul M. "Party politics in Illinois: Republicans v. Democrats et al.", Illinois Issues, August & September 1986. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- Dold, R. Bruce (January 7, 1986). "Corcoran Drops Out of Senate Race". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 18, 2019.