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Reboletti defeats Franzen in 45th House District

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Longtime Republican state Rep. Dennis Reboletti won re-election Tuesday and says he's ready to get back down to Springfield to pursue "common sense" solutions to turn the state's economy around.

Reboletti, an Elmhurst attorney, defeated Democratic challenger JoAnn Franzen, a home health care provider from Roselle, in a race for a 2-year term representing the 45th state House District.


With all precincts reporting, Reboletti tallied 55 percent of the vote to Franzen's 45 percent, according to unofficial election results.

Reboletti, a six-year incumbent, said that in his next term he wants to work to reduce regulations on businesses, and to ensure the personal and corporate income tax increases expire.

In the fall veto session, he wants his colleagues to tackle pension reform.

"It is crucial to the viability of the economy of this state. That needs to be done posthaste," Reboletti said.

Reboletti, who currently resides in the redrawn 46th House District, decided to run in the new 45th District following the statewide redistricting process. Reboletti said he plans to move to the 45th District; by law, he has 18 months to do so.

Franzen was making her second run for office, after being defeated by Republican Franco Coladipietro in the 45th House District race two years ago.

The 45th District covers parts of Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Itasca, Roselle, Wayne, West Chicago and Wood Dale.

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