Some races too close to call in DuPage; county board goes Democratic for first time since mid 1930’s

Some races are still too close to call in DuPage County, so I will release a more thorough review of the results once those races are called. Results can be found here. But what I will say is that the DuPage Democrats had a solid year- especially when compared to underwhelming down ballot performances for … Continue reading Some races too close to call in DuPage; county board goes Democratic for first time since mid 1930’s

LaPlante slated as Democratic nominee in District 4

On Tuesday, August 25th, Democratic Precinct Committeemen in District 4 met in a virtual meeting to select a new candidate for county board. Hadiya Afzal, the winner of the March primary, withdrew from the race in late July after sending a Tweet seen by some to be promoting violence towards police officers. Afzal’s Tweet quickly … Continue reading LaPlante slated as Democratic nominee in District 4

Hadiya Afzal withdraws from County Board District 4 Race after viral Tweet

Hadiya Afzal speaking at a LWV Glen Ellyn Candidate Forum on February 12th, 2020 In the latest dramatic event related to county board politics, District 4 Democratic Nominee Hadiya Afzal of Glen Ellyn, who was running against incumbent Tim Elliott, withdrew her candidacy after a tweet on her personal Twitter account went viral in right-wing … Continue reading Hadiya Afzal withdraws from County Board District 4 Race after viral Tweet