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  • 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.

  • Stephanie Kifowit: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:45 PM
    Candidate information for Stephanie Kifowit, running for 84th District Representative

  • Krishna Bansal: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for Krishna 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patricia Fee: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:33 PM
    Candidate information for Patricia Fee, running for 84th District Representative

  • Stephanie Kifowit: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:33 PM
    Candidate information for Stephanie Kifowit, running for 84th District Representative

  • Voters choose Kifowit among 84th House Dems Mar 21, 2012 1:23 AM
    Aurora Alderman Stephanie Kifowit said she plans to continue running her campaign for 84th District state Representative the old-fashinoned way, after winning the Democratic primary Tuesday night. Beating opponents Alex Arroyo and Carole Cheney of Aurora, Kifowit received 49 percent of the vote from unofficial totals in 67 of the districts 68 precincts.

  • ‘Jobs' big voter issue in House 84, candidates say Mar 12, 2012 11:56 AM
    As Democratic candidates for the 84th District seat in the state House of Representatives knock on doors across the newly drawn district, they say voters are expressing the most concern about one topic: jobs. Alex Arroyo, Carole Cheney and Stephanie Kifowit, all of Aurora, each said residents want to: create instead of losing jobs, help small businesses provide them and bring more to the area.

  • 84th House candidates split on gambling expansion Mar 2, 2012 5:30 AM
    In the Democratic primary for the 84th State House seat, one candidate is more open than the others to considering gambling expansion as a boost to the state budget. Carole Cheney, a 51-year-old Aurora attorney, said she would support gambling expansion if it can be proven more casinos wouldn’t just draw business from existing venues and if it is “regulated properly.”

  • Kifowit for House District 84, Democrat Mar 1, 2012 6:14 PM
    The Daily Herald offers its endorsement in the Democratic primary for the newly drawn 84th Illinois House District, which takes in parts of Naperville and Aurora.

  • 84th House hopefuls won’t rule out extending income tax hike Feb 9, 2012 5:30 PM
    When Illinois lawmakers raised the personal income tax rate to 5 percent last year, they gave the increase an expiration date — 2015. One of three Democratic candidates for state representative in the 84th district says she would not vote to extend the 5 percent income tax past 2015, when it is set to decrease to 4 percent, but the other two candidates say it’s too soon to take a stance on the issue.

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