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  • Kifowit retains 84th House seat Nov 4, 2014 11:06 PM
    Voters in the 84th state House District have retained incumbent Democrat Stephanie Kifowit, who won re-election Tuesday against Republican Krishna Bansal by claiming 58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.

  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Stephanie Kifowit: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:56 PM
    Candidate information for Stephanie Kifowit, running for 84th District Representative

  • Krishna Bansal: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Krishna Bansal, running for 84th District Representative

  • State House candidates share income inequality fixes in Naperville Oct 2, 2014 4:32 PM
    Candidates for the 84th, 81st and 41st state House District seats, which all represent parts of Naperville, took a question about income inequality in different directions Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation. “What are your views about the incredibly inequitable spread of incomes between people barely surviving on minimal salaries, often working two part-time jobs, and very highly paid executives?” the question asked six candidates seeking the three seats. “Is that the basic democracy of our wonderful country?”

  • Candidates talk political activism at Waubonsie Valley Sep 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent — what’s important is being active in the political process. That’s the message candidates from local, state and national races relayed to about 400 students during a forum Monday at HYPERLINK ""Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora.

  • 84th House candidates split on how to drum up business Sep 30, 2014 12:40 PM
    State representative candidates in the 84th District have different views on improving the business climate in Illinois. Republican challenger Krishna Bansal says state government needs to lower taxes, decrease regulations and step out of the way. But Democratic incumbent Stephanie Kifowit said providing better workforce training and creating a financially stable government are the best ways to help current Illinois businesses and attract more companies to locate here.

  • 84th House candidates find slight disagreement on pensions Aug 27, 2014 4:03 PM
    Don’t be surprised if the Democratic and Republican candidates for state House in the 84th District agree on a few things. But also don’t be surprised to hear Democratic incumbent Stephanie Kifowit and Republican challenger Krishna Bansal disagree on divisive state issues such as pension reform, as they did during a recent endorsement interview with the Daily Herald.

  • 84th District Representative Kifowit: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:25 AM
    Candidate information for 84th District Representative Kifowit, running for 84th District Representative

  • 84th District Representative Bansal: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:30 AM
    Candidate information for 84th District Representative Bansal, running for 84th District Representative

  • Naperville businessman enters 84th state House race Oct 15, 2013 2:09 PM
    Naperville businessman Krishna Bansal is the first Republican to enter the race for the 84th District seat in the state House of Representatives in advance of the filing period next month. Bansal, who announced his candidacy Saturday, said he is running to make Illinois a better place for families and businesses. “The reason I came to Illinois was so I could get a better future, a better education for my family and I wanted to grow my business,” said Bansal, who originally is from India.

  • Legislators to give insights on new session in Springfield at breakfast Jan 24, 2013 4:29 PM
    The Metro West Council of Government will host its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. It is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.

  • Aurora, Wheaton have to fill vacant seats Nov 20, 2012 10:05 PM
    After losing city council members to the state legislature, Aurora and Wheaton are taking very different steps to electing new people to fill those vacancies. Candidates interested in Stephanie Kifowit's former Ward 3 aldermanic post in Aurora have until Monday to file nominating petitions, while those interested in filling out the at-large Councilman term of Jeanne Ives in Wheaton must file between Dec. 17 and 24.

  • New 84th District rep Kifowit stepping down from Aurora council Nov 17, 2012 3:25 PM
    Aurora Alderman Stephanie Kifowit will resign her seat on the city council Tuesday after winning election to the state legislature, she announced this week. Kifowit, 41, said she will step down from her post as alderman for Ward 3 following a 5 p.m. meeting Tuesday so she can concentrate on preparing for her new role as 84th District state representative. "It's important that I dedicate time in the upcoming weeks to transition into the new position so I can really hit the ground running," Kifowit said.

  • Kifowit beats Fee for 84th House seat Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM
    Democrat Stephanie Kifowit won the 84th state House seat, claiming 62 percent of the vote against Republican Pat Fee with all precincts reporting unofficial totals. Kifowit, a 41-year-old Aurora alderman and substitute teacher, said she chose to run for a state-level position because "you realize there's so much more that can happen for the residents if the state just comes together and starts working together."

  • Endorsement: Fee over Kifowit in House District 84 Oct 17, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Pat Fee to represent District 84 in the Illinois House of Representatives.

  • Concealed carry divides 84th House hopefuls Oct 11, 2012 4:34 PM
    Both candidates for the 84th state House seat say they hold firearm owners identification cards, but Stephanie Kifowit and Pat Fee say they would vote differently on a plan to allow concealed carry in Illinois. Fee said she supports concealed carry, while Kifowit says she would vote against it. “Right now, I need to represent the voters of the 84th District,” said Kifowit, a 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran of Aurora. “And going door-to-door and talking to a lot of individuals, at this point in time a lot of people are uncomfortable with the state of Illinois and conceal and carry for many reasons.”

  • House leadership at issue in 84th District race Oct 4, 2012 3:42 PM
    In the campaign for the 84th state House seat, the name Michael Madigan keeps coming up. Republican candidate Pat Fee of Aurora says Madigan must be replaced as speaker of the House before legislators from both parties will be able to work on solutions to the state’s biggest problems. “There will be no working together. He (Madigan) rules it the way he wants it ruled and this is where we are today,” Fee said. Democrat Stephanie Kifowit said collaboration is possible.

  • Two newcomers vie for open 84th House seat Oct 1, 2012 12:09 PM
    As a legislative area without an incumbent, the state's 84th House District centered around Aurora offers an opportunity for new blood to step into state government after the Nov. 6 general election. The two candidates seeking to represent the newly drawn district are capitalizing on the opportunity to run for the open seat, but for different reasons.

  • Key statehouse battles take shape in suburbs Oct 2, 2012 6:59 AM
    With a lot at stake in the upcoming election, several key suburban legislative races are receiving extra attention from Republican and Democratic leaders. If issues including cutting teachers retirements and gambling expansion aren’t settled this fall, they’ll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

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