Cunningham voted Kane clerk one last time
Jack Cunningham overcame cancer and two of the most serious challenges to his tenure as Kane County Clerk to win a fifth term Tuesday. The win ensures Cunningham will spend 20 full years as the county's clerk. Cunningham also pledged this will be his final term of office.
With all 291 precincts reporting, unofficial results had Cunningham besting Nicolas "Nico" Jimenez by 6,045 votes.
Cunningham battled colon cancer through much of 2017 and defeated it only to face a challenge from Stan Bond in the Republican primary. Bond was a former employee in the clerk's office and serves as a Republican Party official. Bond challenged him on everything from his legal residency to ethical questions about the employees he's hired.
Cunningham survived that contest to face Jimenez, who came into the race with some campaign experience from an unsuccessful bid for the county board in the previous cycle. Jimenez expressed no concerns about Cunningham's performance in office, but ran on platform of increasing voter confidence in the security of their ballots.