Political newcomer Patrick O'Donoghue couldn't compete against longtime incumbent Gregg Goslin in the Republican primary for the Cook County Board 14th District.
With 254 of the 256 precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Goslin with 15,367 votes and O'Donoghue with 8,709 votes.
Goslin, 56, of Glenview, has been in public service for nearly 30 years, holding numerous elected positions and sitting on various boards. He's been a Cook County commissioner since 1998.
By comparison, O'Donoghue, 29, of Northfield, has no political experience other than a stint on Northfield's Zoning Board of Appeals.
Goslin said his constituents are pleased with the job he's doing.
"I have a really good record," Goslin said, noting that every newspaper endorsed him. "I hadn't had a primary in 12 years, so it was good for me. I have nothing negative to say (about O'Donoghue). I think the voters said it."
O'Donoghue said Goslin outspent him, doing eight mailings. His budget was only $3,200.
"It was a great experience and I have no animosity toward Greg," he said. "I'm not going to quit trying for public office."
Goslin will face Democrat Jennifer Bishop Jenkins in the Nov. 2 election. Jenkins ran unopposed Tuesday.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.