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Drury Wins IL 58th District State House Race

The Democratic candidate won with about a 5,000 vote lead.

Updated 11:37 p.m.

Scott Drury has won the 58th District State House race against Mark Shaw. 

In results so far from Lake and Cook counties, Drury leads with 55 percent and 66 percent of the votes respectively or about 5,550 votes. 

“It was a hard fought race,” Drury said. “We believe voters in the 58th District have decisively spoken and they are ready to usher in a new era of government, which was the basis of our whole campaign.” 

Mark Shaw did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Drury says his top priorities once in office are reforming the state budget and fixing the pension system. 

“We need to reform Illinois’ budget so it is a truthful, honest budget, not one with political gimmicks. We need to fix Illinois’ broken pension system and Illinois needs serious ethics reform,” he said.

Updated 9:25 p.m.

All precincts in Lake and Cook counties have reported their votes. Drury leads in Lake and Cook counties with 55 percent and 66 percent of votes respectively. 

Updated 8:53 p.m.

With all of Cook County precincts reporting, Drury has received 65.7 percent of votes, Shaw has 34 percent of votes. In Lake County, the gap is smaller, Drury leads with 51.74 percent, followed closely by Shaw with 48.26 percent of votes.

Updated 8:13 p.m.

Cook County results are trickling in Drury has 68 percent of votes (1,614) with 5 of 7 precincts reporting. 

The contest for the 58th District State Representative race pits Scott Drury (D-Highland Park) against Mark Shaw (R-Lake Forest).

Shaw, a former Lake Forest Plan Commissioner, worked as the campaign manager for Lauren Turelli before she dropped out of the 58th District race after winning the primary. He was appointed to take her place soon after. He's also previously served as  Lake Forest Caucus 4th Ward Chairman and Executive Committee member.

Drury formerly worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Illinois. He currently practices law and teaches as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. 

Patch will continue to update election results until there is a winner.

Lake County Results

 

Candidate

Percentage

Total Vote

Precincts Reporting

Scott Drury (D)

54.91% 24,161

415 of 415

Mark Shaw (R)

45.09% 19,840

415 of 415

 

Cook County Results

Candidate

Percentage

Total Vote

Precincts Reporting

Scott Drury (D)

65.7% 2,572

7 of 7 

Mark Shaw (R)

34.3% 1,343

7 of 7 

 

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Earlier: Voters Decide 10th District Race Today

Before the polls opened at 6 a.m. today, more than 75,000 people had cast ballots either through in-person early voting or by mail. With a turnout of between 275,000 and 280,000 forecast by campaign officials, that is more than a quarter of the vote.

As votes come in through the night, the totals in the table above will not include the early votes cast in the Lake County portion of the district, which makes up just over 60 percent of the district, until 100 percent of the precincts are reporting.

Once all election day votes are counted, the early votes will be added to the total, according to Lake County Clerk Willard Helander.

The Q November 07, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Congrats to Scott!
RationalTht November 07, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Great - more Madigan all the time. IL and the country will deserve what we get.
Walter White November 07, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Run a better candidate next time and maybe we'll vote for him.
Walter White November 07, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I for one am glad the voters weren't duped into voting for someone just because they belong to a particular party. The better candidate won.
marco sangria November 07, 2012 at 01:35 PM
the democrats did a masterful job in dividing the districts in 2000. Mike madigan reaps more power and now they can blame themselves for their lack of fiscal integrity.
Cole Pierce November 07, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Scott, you are what we need. Thank you! Shaw is a creep that has had problems with the ARDC. If he is in trouble being a lawyer in this state how can he represent us. Shaw wanting concealed carry for anyone regardless of any situation scared me. His pro life stance with no exceptions shows he hates women. Another example of the GOP's war on women.
Mrs. H November 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM
After the other days performance in this paper & the tit for tat, they both failed me. Yuck more corporate lawyers in govt. fail.
Carla Garfinkle November 07, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I am a liberal Democrat. I do not agree with Mark Shaw's politics, but Mark is my friend and he is a good, ethical, decent person. He may be anti-choice bc he believes the fetus has a soul and he does not understand how horrific it is for the government to have control of a woman's body. That does not mean that he hates women.
Carla Garfinkle November 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Also, I just checked the ARDC web site and Mark's record is clean. I have NEVER supported a Republican in my life because I believe party affiliation represents policy views and that is what is most important to me. With that said, it is not right to level an untrue accusation against a political opponent, esp after the election is over!
Steve S. November 07, 2012 at 03:04 PM
It does mean that he has no respect for women and doesn't think they are capable of making decisions for themselves. He doesn't hate them, he just thinks they are stupid.
Carla Garfinkle November 08, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Steve S. -I like you and really appreciate your pro-choice passion. Mark is misguided like all anti-choice folks but it is lack of empathy, not lack of respect. Imagine the government passed a law that a person could be forced to give up an extra kidney if it would save someone else's life (since anti-choice advocates think the fetus is a life). Most rational people would believe the forced kidney removal was a horrific intrusion on a person's personal rights to control their own body, but some may think it is acceptable to save other lives (with an exception for life of the kidney forced donor). See- the advocates would be wrong, but not necessarily hateful (even if the policy outcome is hateful)
Carla Garfinkle November 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Okay, I'm sorta regretting my last post. Maybe Steve is correct. I think we should ask everyone who is anti-choice if they would personally be in favor of the forced kidney donation legislation and if they would favor exceptions for the life of the potential forced donor. We can even limit the legislation to the forced donor's own child needing the kidney. If they take a consistent position on all anti-choice legislation, the folks are simply for very big intrusive government. If they are for a potential forced kidney donor's right to choose but against a pregnant female's right to choose, then they don't respect women.

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