Democratic candidates fared better locally in the November 2 election than their counterparts in much of the rest of the country. Among the Democratic winners representing Moraine Township are Karen May (reelected as State Representative, District 58), Anne Flanigan Bassi (reelected to the Lake County Board, District 23), and Mark L. Levitt (elected as Judge of the 4th Subcircuit). Dan Seals lost his third bid for a seat in the U.S. Congress (10th District) by a razor-thin margin — a surprising feat in a Republican year — but took Moraine Township by more than 64%.
What’s more, all candidates on the Democratic ticket carried Moraine Township, most of them by wide margins. (See table.)
|Candidate||Office sought||% of vote in MT|
|Alexi Giannoulias||U.S. Senate||52.4%*|
|Dan Seals||U.S. Congress (10th)||64.4%|
|Jesse White**||Secretary of State||81.4%*|
|Lisa Madigan**||Attorney General||78.0%*|
|David Miller||State Treasurer||51.7%*|
|Robin Kelly||State Comptroller||58.4%*|
|Karen May**||State Representative (58th)||69.7%|
|Dan McDermott||Regional Supt. of Schools||66.6%|
|Laura Tomsky||Lake County Clerk||55.5%|
|Mark Levitt**||Judge (4th Subcircuit)||66.8%|
|Anne F. Bassi**||Lake County Board (23rd)||71.9%|
*For statewide races, percentages shown are of the two-party vote.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who ran!