Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
"Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination," according to writer.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Dear Editor, Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination: Democratic candidate for State Representative Scott Drury claimed he would work to clean up state government, but a recently filed complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections alleges Drury has engaged in illegal campaign coordination with Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan. State Law prohibits committees making independent expenditures from directly coordinating with campaigns, but this week both the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Democratic Majority PAC made independent expenditures on behalf of Scott Drury. Prior to these independent expenditures, the Democratic …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Reader demands apology from Drury for false advertising.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Editor, It was decided yesterday that WBBM-Newsradio Chicago was ordered to suspend radio ads that falsely accused Mark Shaw of saying things he never said. I know Mark Shaw to be as honorable as a person that I've ever met, and feel that it is criminal that Scott Drury could stoop this low along with Michael Madigan. What does this say about their character? I feel that an apology is required here, and the voters of the 58th district should all be made aware of this. Frank Karkazis Deerfield
Thursday, October 11, 2012
League of Women Voters’ forum is only face to face meeting between Schneider and Dold in 10th District. General Assembly and Lake County Board candidates debate too.
Voters who want to get a close personal look at Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, debating will get their only chance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium. The forum, co sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, the LWV of Highland Park/Highwood and the LWV of Deerfield in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board. Earlier: Schneider, Dold Debating About Debates Schneider and Dold will take the stage at 1:40 p.m. after opening remarks from Deerfield Patch Editor Steve Sadin and Robert Kreisman, public affairs …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Schneider and Dold will square off in only live forum within 10th District Boundaries. Candidates for General Assembly and Lake County Board will meet in separate contests.
The only debate within the boundaries of the 10th Congressional District between Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Brad Schneider of Deerfield, his Democratic challenger, takes place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium. The forum, co sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, the LWV of Highland Park/Highwood and the LWV of Deerfield in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board. Earlier: Schneider, Dold Debating About Debates In three separate debates, one for each level of government, candidates will make opening and closing statements as well as answer questions…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lake Forest attorney selected as Republican candidate to replace Lauren Turelli who withdrew from the race earlier this month.
West Deerfield Township Republican Chairman Mark Shaw of Lake Forest was named Friday as the Republican candidate in the campaign to succeed retiring state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park). Shaw replaces Lauren Turelli of Lake Forest on the ballot after she withdrew from the race earlier this month. He was selected by Republican Party officials within the 58th legislative district according to provisions of state law dealing with candidate withdrawal. The choice was made by Lake County Republican Chairman Bob Cook along with New Trier Township Committeeman Bill Cadigan and Northfield Township Committeewoman Jill Brickman in part because of Shaw’s efforts building the Republican Party in West Deerfield Township. “Mark (Shaw) has done a …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The candidate's campaign manager and former opponent are just two names floating around to jump into the 58th District House race.
The day after Lauren Turelli dropped out of the 58th District House of Representatives race, the Republican party has already begun the search for a replacement candidate. Turelli, who did not return calls from Patch, issued a statement Tuesday explaining that personal circumstances would not enable her to "devote 100 percent of my time and energy to this race, which the Republican party and my supporters expect and deserve" in her race against Democrat Scott Drury. Since then, Lake County Republican Party Chairman Bob Cook has already begun taking calls with suggestions for who should replace her. Though he admits the news of Turelli's withdrawal was sudden, Cook has set up a meeting with the other township chairmen in the 58th District…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Campaign claims an "impressive victory."
Though the race isn't officially over, it looks like Lauren Turelli will probably win the Republican primary for 58th District State Representative. With all of the precincts in Lake and Cook counties reporting, Turelli leads Dr. Mark Neerhof by 558 votes out of 8,954. She leads Neerhof in both counties, with 238 votes to his 222 in Cook County and 4,518 to his 3,976 in Lake. The winner will face Democrat Scott Drury in the general election. Drury was endorsed by State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), who announced she wouldn't seek reelection to the post last year. "We're not out of it," Neerhof's campaign manager Mick Paskiewicz told Patch Tuesday night. He said the campaign would wait for early and absentee votes to be counted before…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Turelli leads by 548 votes, with one precinct yet to report in Cook County.
Update 9:35 p.m.: All seven of Cook County's precincts are reporting, putting Turelli's lead over Neerhof at 558 votes out of 8,954. Neerhof's campaign manager Mick Paskiewicz told Patch he was looking into how many early and absentee votes had been cast that have not yet been counted. When asked if they were still in the race, Paskiewicz replied "We're not out of it." Update 9:15 p.m.: Mark Neerhof is speaking to a gathering of supporters at his election night event in Lake Forest. He's not conceding, but he is calling a win "unlikely." The Lake Forest doctor currently trails Lauren Turelli by 548 votes. "These results are not what we hoped," Neerhof said. Update 9:10 p.m.: Neerhof is now losing to Turelli in both Lake and Cook Counties …