Incumbent Democrat Bush leads Republican Kasperski in state Senate race

  • Melinda Bush

    Melinda Bush

 
 
Updated 11/4/2020 6:26 PM

Democratic incumbent Melinda Bush appeared to hold off Republican challenger Christopher Kasperski in her bid to retain the 31st District state Senate seat, according to unofficial results.

The early results show Bush with 43,900 votes and Kasperski with 35,530.

 

Those tallies do not include mail-in ballots that have yet to arrive. Ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted if they arrive by Nov. 17.

Bush, of Grayslake, is seeking her third term in the Senate. She has praised Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 response and said he was correct to enact measures to remediate the spread of the virus.

Kasperski, of Lindenhurst, is a retired Army engineer who was critical of Pritzker. He said the governor had overstepped his authority by prolonging emergency declarations, which he described as "abnormal and absurd."

The district includes most of the northern half of Lake County, including Antioch, Gurnee, Grayslake, Zion, the Round Lake area, parts of Wauconda and other towns.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.