Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The incumbent Republican representative defeated challenger Laura Reigle with 75 percent of the vote.
There will be a familiar face on the November ballot for the Illinois House’s 82nd District. Incumbent State Rep. Jim Durkin won the district’s Republican nomination with 75.4 percent of the vote, defeating challenger Laura Reigle. No one ran in the 82nd District Democratic primary, which means Durkin will be running unopposed in the general election, barring the appointment of a Democratic candidate. “We’ve got significant challenges ahead of us,” Durkin said Tuesday night. “I’m honored Republican voters in the 82nd District have confidence that I’m the best candidate to represent their interests in Springfield.” With the primary over, Durkin said the Illinois General Assembly now faces a month-and-a-half of tough discussions as they work…
The former congressman will face Rep. Judy Biggert in November for the right to represent the newly-drawn 11th District.
Former Congressman Bill Foster took a decisive step back toward Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, securing the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Foster, who served the 14th District from 2008 to 2010, won the nomination in the newly-drawn 11th by a significant margin, besting attorney Juan Thomas and Orland Fire District President Jim Hickey. Unofficial totals show Foster with 11,990 votes across the district, more than twice the number pulled in by Thomas, his closest competitor. Foster joined the DuPage County Democrats at an election night party at Village Links in Glen Ellyn on Tuesday night. Taking the podium around 9 p.m., he declared victory, and set his sights on his November battle against 13th District Rep. …
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attends a reception in his honor in Wheaton Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney stopped in Wheaton for an unpublicized private reception at a home in the 1400 block of Forest Avenue Tuesday night. Romney, awaiting the results of Illinois' Republican presidential primary, greeted children and other neighbors who gathered outside waving American flags and chanting “Mitt for President!” as he arrived. Neighbors said they received notice of the event earlier this week. Romney was scheduled to travel to Schaumburg for his Illinois election night party. We're on Facebook. Click here to like us! Patch reported earlier: Earlier in March, MyFoxChicago.com reported that Romney planned a fundraiser in Wheaton on primary day, March 20. According to the Wheaton College archives website, Romney wanted to hold a rally at…
Three Democrats are vying for the nomination in the new 11th District. Check here for updated election results.
UPDATE: Bill Foster has declared victory in this race, and Juan Thomas, his closest competitor, said he will call to concede. Foster's victory speech at Village Links in Glen Ellyn took aim at Rep. Judy Biggert's voting record, and concerned the campaign he plans to wage against her. Story coming soon. The new 11th Congressional District has no incumbent. It includes the major cities of Aurora, Naperville and Joliet, and spans from Aurora in the west to Burr Ridge in the east, and as far south as Channahon. Three Democrats are vying for the nomination: former 14th District Congressman Bill Foster, Orland Fire Protection District President Jim Hickey, and attorney Juan Thomas. The winner will face 13th District Rep. Judy Biggert in November…
Jim Durkin and Laura Reigle battle it out for the 82nd District Republican nomination. Check here throughout the night for updated results.
Updated: 10:15 p.m. Incumbent Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) faces off against challenger Laura Reigle in the race for the Republican nomination in the Illinois House 82nd District. The 82nd District includes parts of Darien, Woodridge, Lemont, Homer Glen, Western Springs, Burr Ridge and La Grange. Click here for a Q&A with Jim Durkin. Click here for a Q&A with Laura Reigle. For more election coverage, follow the Patch liveblog.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sen. Ron Sandack had pledged his support for me back in November of last year. He was noted on my mail piece, along with nine other state legislators, endorsing my candidacy for early voting back in late March. Last week, I was disappointed when the senator called me to say he was pulling his endorsement. While I questioned his timing, I told him I would remove him from any future campaign material, which I did. My endorsement mailer includes former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, Republican leadership in both the House and Senate, with endorsements from Leaders Cross and Radogno, Reps. Patti Bellock and Jim Durkin, 17 DuPage Mayors, six DuPage County officials, inlcuding DuPage Forest Preserve District President Dewey Perotti, and …
On election eve, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and challenger Laura Reigle question whose platform more closely aligns with the Republican party.
It’s been relatively quiet in the 82nd District leading up to Tuesday’s Republican primary. But with hours left before the election, Illinois Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and his challenger Laura Reigle each took a swing at the others’ party loyalty. “My opponent has voted in the last three Democratic primaries, in years where Pat Quinn and Rod Blagojevich were at the top of the ballot,” Durkin said in a statement released Sunday night. “She claims to be a Republican but she still holds an elected Democratic committeeman position in Downers Grove Township and has been working to get Democrats elected for many years now.” Reigle disputed the statement Monday with a release of her own defending her position in the township. “Jim, in …
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Sandack is a Republican candidate for state representative of the 81st House District.
Several area mayors are throwing their support behind Ron Sandack for State Representative in the 81st House District. The mayors who have opted to endorse him include Roger Claar of Bolingbrook, Kathy Weaver of Darien, Joe Broda of Lisle, George Pradel of Naperville, William Rahn of Westmont, and William Murphy of Woodridge, according to a campaign press release. “I endorse Ron Sandack for our community because he knows what it will take to help us get the state out of our current financial crisis,” Murphy said. “Ron supports creating a lean, financially prudent and transparent government.” Sandack has sponsored legislation requiring fiscal notes to be placed on legislation so all citizens know how their hard earned tax dollars are being …
Sandack announced on Thursday five more endorsements he has received.
ABATE of Illinois, the Illinois State Rifle Association, the Illinois Center Right Coalition, the Tooling and Manufacturing Association and Family PAC have all endorsed Ron Sandack as state representative for the 81st House District. “Endorsements are informative to the voters because they indicate to the public that a candidate has substance and understands the important issues facing us today," Sandack said in a press release. "I am honored to have received many endorsements in my campaign to become the next representative for the 81st District, and I have worked hard for each and every one of them. Through my track record as Mayor of Downers Grove and in my short time as an appointed State Senator, I have proven to be unafraid to vote …