Drury decisively ahead for 58th House
Democrat Scott Drury won a decisive victory over Republican Mark Shaw for the Illinois 58th House District in the North suburbs on Tuesday night.
With all precincts reporting, Drury won 55 percent of the vote, or 24,161 votes, to Shaw's 45 percent, or 19,840 votes. All results are still unofficial.
With Democratic state Rep. Karen May retiring, Shaw and Drury were newcomers to the race. Both candidates are attorneys, Shaw from Lake Forest, Drury from Highwood.
While Shaw had some political background — serving as the West Deerfield Township Republican chairman and 10th Congressional District Republican state central committeeman — it wasn't enough for him to overcome Drury.
With Drury's election, the North Shore district will stay Democratic for another term. May, of Highland Park, had served the 58th District since 2001.
Drury, 39, said one of his top priorities will be to help fix the state's pension and budget issues. He also ran on a campaign promoting ethics reform.
Working for eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney, Drury helped prosecute a high-level member of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, he said.
The 58th District runs along Lake Michigan and includes all or some of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, North Chicago and Riverwoods.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close