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
The final weeks leading up to the 2020 general election have been busy in DuPage county, with huge lines at Early Voting locations and campaign signs going up at intersections. COVID-19 has certainly impacted campaign methods; both parties in DuPage county have utilized in person campaign events and canvassing to win campaigns. Canvassing strategy has … Continue reading 2020 General Election Preview
In a post made yesterday to his Facebook account, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico (a Republican) included a picture of the yard signs he is displaying; Grant Wehrli for State Rep (R, District 41), Kevin Coyne for DuPage County Board (R, District 5) and Joe Biden/Kamala Harris for President. The post attracted over 500 comments and … Continue reading Chirico Backs Biden
Just a quick note on the District 5 County Board race.... This seat is currently held by James Healy, the only Republican out of 3 members who represent the 5th district. District 5 was drawn to include all Naperville Township, a significant portion of western Lisle Township, and a couple precincts in Winfield Township. Major … Continue reading District 5: A small update
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 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
So, what's next for Pete DiCianni following his apparent political misstep?
As of yesterday, March 27, the DuPage County Health Department was reporting 199 total cases in the county, with 17 new cases reported yesterday. Six patients have died.
Here's the slate of Congressional candidates DuPage Democrats will see on the March 17th ballot.
A few of the donors stand out. Trump's two largest donors from DuPage are Paul Pearson, Chief of Cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Sehkar Sompalli, an orthopedic surgeon. The owner of Dundee Ford is a big Trump donor, as is Ben Devee, who owns Front Street Cantina in Lemont.