Wehrli concedes to Yang Rohr in House District 41 race
Republican incumbent Grant Wehrli has conceded to challenger Janet Yang Rohr, a Naperville Democrat, in the state House District 41 race.
Wehrli has held the seat since 2014 and was named assistant minority leader in 2018. The Naperville native, who previously served 10 years on the city council, issued a statement Thursday thanking his supporters and congratulating Yang Rohr on her victory.
"It has been an honor to serve the residents of my hometown in elected office," Wehrli said in the statement. "Each decision I made or vote I took was done with a vision on how to make our collective future better. High ethical standards and long-term consideration of financial impact were always at the forefront in all matters."
Unofficial results in DuPage and Will counties show Wehrli received 28,382 votes to Yang Rohr's 30,258. Those tallies include Election Day, early and mail-in votes received so far, though tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be returned in both counties.
In a statement posted to her Facebook page Thursday, Yang Rohr thanked Wehrli for his advocacy of the community and expressed her gratitude to District 41 voters for trusting her as their next state representative.
"We know our community members want legislation that supports our local economy, women's rights, and affordable health care," she said. "We know that we need to protect working middle class men and women, making sure they have every opportunity to succeed and build strong futures for themselves and their families. And we know that we can only do this by rebuilding trust in our government, carrying on the mantle of our current representative."
Yang Rohr, who also grew up in Naperville, is a global data director at Morningstar and sits on the Naperville Unit District 203 school board.
"I promise to take your voice to Springfield, always putting our 41st District first in every action and vote I take," her statement says.