Stava-Murray beats Olsen in 81st House race

  • Anne Stava-Murray

    Anne Stava-Murray

Updated 11/6/2018 11:52 PM

Newcomer Democratic candidate Anne Stava-Murray narrowly beat incumbent Republican state Rep. David Olsen in the 81st House District race.

Unofficial counts of all precincts in DuPage and Will counties show Stava-Murray with 23,671 votes to Olsen's 23,326 votes.


Stava-Murray, 32, of Naperville, has served as commissioner of the Naperville Board of Fire and Police to which she was appointed in June 2017. Olsen, 30, of Downers Grove, previously served as a board member of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58, Downers Grove village commissioner, and College of DuPage board member and vice chairman.

The 81st District includes parts of Bolingbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, Naperville and Woodridge.

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