Silvestri wins re-election in Cook County Board race
Voters in a newly redrawn Cook County Board district have re-elected longtime Republican Commissioner Peter Silvestri to a sixth term, unofficial results show.
With all but four of the 170 precincts reporting, Silvestri had 34,535 votes over Democratic opponent Frank McPartlin, with 19,341 votes. Both live in Elmwood Park.
Over the course of the campaign, Silvestri has pushed for creating an "Office of Taxpayer Advocate" that would handle inquiries about the county's portion of the tax bill. He also said he has the experience to work with the Democratic majority on the board.
McPartlin's attempt at unseating the incumbent stressed his background in organized labor to appeal to the working families incorporated in the new 9th District, which now includes a bigger portion of the Northwest suburbs.