Moeller leads with Cook County majority in 43rd House race
Incumbent Democrat Anna Moeller garnered the majority of Cook County votes and took an early lead in Kane County in the 43rd House District race Tuesday night.
Moeller got 1,926 votes, or 58.29 percent of the total, while Republican challenger Jeffrey Meyer got 1,378 votes, of 41.71 percent, with all 12 precincts reporting in Cook County, according to unofficial results.
In Kane County, Moeller had 2,525 votes, or nearly 62 percent, compared to Meyer's 1,476 votes with 7 of 54 precincts reporting.
Moeller, 42, of Elgin, was appointed in March after Keith Farnham resigned.
She served on the Elgin City Council for three years and served as the executive director of the McHenry County Council of Governments for nine years.
Meyer, 32, also of Elgin, is an attorney who unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Kane County Board in 2012. He's a precinct committeeman and a past board member for Elgin OCTAVE, a conservative group that advocates fiscal responsibility.
Both candidates say the 2011 income tax increase should be allowed to expire as scheduled Jan. 1. That would, in turn, lead to more money being infused into the economy and job creation.