Perennial candidate wins race for 25th State Senate seat.
Jim Oberweis has finally won his seat in Springfield. The Republican outpaced Democrat Corinne Pierog Tuesday night by a total of outpaced 51,282 to Pierog's 37,802. Oberweis won yet another GOP primary this March to take on Democrat Pierog for the 25th District State Senate seat. The campaign was far from his first: Oberweis, chairman of Oberweis Dairy, has made tries for the U.S. Senate and House, as well as running for governor. This time around, he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, despite the paper's vocal criticism of him in the past. Pierog, a St. Charles resident, sits on the St. Charles School board and was appointed to the St. Charles Housing Commission. -------------------------- Be part of the conversation as the votes …
25th State Senate and 50th State Representative District candidates to be featured during event at Geneva High School.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
On Monday, Oct. 22, the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County will present a candidates forum featuring two contested races for state offices in the Nov. 6 General Election. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley St., Geneva. The public is invited to come and ask questions of the candidates. The forum will feature candidates for the 25th State Senate District, Jim Oberweis (R) and Corinne Pierog (D); and 50th State Representative District Andrew Bernard (D) and Kay Hatcher (R). A primary goal of the League of Women Voters is to encourage educated and active participation of citizens in government. The League, a nonpartisan organization that never endorses candidates for any office, …