Marter declared winner in 14th District GOP primary

James Marter is the projected winner over Charlie Kim in the Republican primary for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District seat, The Associated Press declared Tuesday night.

Marter was ahead with 23,124 votes, or 79%; Kim had 6,157 votes, or 21%, with 86% of ballots counted, unofficial results showed. The 14th District encompasses parts of Kane, Will and five other counties.

The winner will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood of Naperville in the Nov. 5 general election.

Marter, of Oswego, is an information technology consultant who serves on his local library board. He has unsuccessfully run for federal office four times, including three times for this seat.

Kim, of Aurora, is a business owner in his first campaign.

Lockport resident Krystal Dorey ran as a write-in candidate after being disqualified from the ballot because of problems with her candidate paperwork. Her vote total wasn’t available Tuesday night.

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