Democrat Drury takes 58th House District
Democrat Scott Drury won Tuesday over Republican challenger Martin "Marty" Blumenthal in the race for state representative in the 58th District.
Drury had 28,841 votes to Blumenthal's 21,534, according to the Lake and Cook County clerk offices in unofficial results with all 71 precincts reporting. Provisional ballots and late-arriving vote-by-mail ballots are not yet included in the Lake County results.
In his two terms, Drury has bucked the party line on budget and labor issues and has become known as one of the most independent lawmakers in the General Assembly. As a federal prosecutor from 2003 to 2011, Drury said he saw government not functioning well and chose initially to try to improve the situation.
Blumenthal, a lawyer and CPA, has not held elected office but won 1,100 write-in votes in the primary.
The district includes from Lake Michigan west and all or portions of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Knollwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, North Chicago and Riverwoods.