Althoff wins in 32nd Senate race
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Pamela Althoff handily won re-election Tuesday against Democrat Melissa Coyne in the 32nd District state Senate race.
Unofficial vote totals with all precincts in Lake and McHenry counties reporting show Althoff with 64,632 votes to Coyne's 30,804 votes.
Althoff, of McHenry, who was elected in 2002, has said this is her last election because she believes in term limits. She said her primary focus is to get a budget passed and fixing Illinois' "unbalanced, antiquated fiscal structure."
She also supports developing a friendlier, stable business climate to ensure job growth and encourage economic development.
A sponsor of the legislative fair map initiative, Althoff said before she would agree to raises taxes, the state's antiquated fiscal structure needs fixing along with a revamped tax code.
Coyne, of Fox Lake, did not respond to repeated attempts to reach her during the campaign.
The district covers much of McHenry County and the northwest portion of Lake County.