Almost 50 percent of registered voters cast their votes for the Kane County primary election over the past few weeks, making their opinion known with either a mail-in ballot (over 1500 voters) or casting their vote in person (123 voters).
The local election for the two county commission seats is proving to be neck and neck as votes were tallied on Tuesday, June 28, and continue to be tallied throughout this week.
Patty Kubeja currently holds the majority vote for County Commission Seat A with 813 votes, while incumbent Andy Gant tallied 718 votes.
Currently, Celeste Meyeres is in the lead for County Commission seat B with 773 votes, while city council member Michael East received 738 votes.
The Kane County School Board District 4 election also had marginal results, with incumbent Loral Linton carrying the majority vote with 179 votes and Mark Grow close behind with 167 votes and Joshua Porter receiving 77.
These results are considered unofficial at the time of publication as over 300 mail-in ballots are still being received from outlying areas in the county and counted throughout this week. Updates can be found on the county website as well as sunews.net.
The commission candidates have been campaigning for months, holding meet the candidate forums, voicing their opinions and interest areas on social media, posting yard signs throughout the county and sending fliers in the mail to all Kane County voters. Their commitment and dedication to local government has already shown through in many ways, as they have all shown a deep passion for keeping the interests of Kane County citizens on the forefront of their minds
The state race showed a much wider margin in the primaries, with Mike Lee taking 1,208 of the votes for U.S. Senate, compared to 235 for Becky Edwards and Chris Stewart yielding 1,202 votes over Erin Rider’s 293 for the U.S. House District 2 election.
The general election will be held on November 8, 2022.