LaHood, Bailey have strong local showings


Republican Darin LaHood had a strong showing in Ogle County in the June 28 primary election, taking nearly 53 percent of the vote on his way to securing the nomination as 16th Congressional District representative.

There is currently no Democrat running. LaHood is seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger in the newly re-drawn district. Kinzinger is retiring.

“Thank you to the Republican voters in the 16th Congressional District for delivering us a resounding victory in the primary election,” LaHood said in a statement. “It’s clear that 16th District voters want a strong conservative voice and local advocate in Congress who will defend our Midwestern values. I look forward to the work ahead to earn the trust of 16th District voters in the general election this November.”

Gubernatorial candidate, Republican Darren Bailey, also carried the county with more than 64 percent of the vote. He will face incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in November after beating a crowded Republican field vying for the governor’s office.

Locally, Tiffany O’Brien, who took over as Ogle County Treasurer/Collector on June 30 after Linda Beck resigned, garnered 5,817 votes running unopposed. No Democrats are seeking the office.

On the County Board, Dorothy Bowers lost her seat in the 6th District.

More than 81 percent of those casting ballots in the county were registered as Republicans. Voter turnout overall was nearly 26 percent.

For complete Ogle County election results, please go to www.oglecounty.org.

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