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Jeanne Ives Elected to 42nd State Representative District

Jeanne Ives wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 42nd State Representative District.

Patch editor Charlotte Eriksen contributed to this report

Republican Jeanne Ives captured the 42nd State Representative District seat and defeated Democrat William Adams on Tuesday. 

Adams won a projected 19,298 votes to Ives' 31,057 votes. Ives, a Wheaton City Councilwoman, said in an October candidate forum she promises to protect taxpayers from corruption that runs "rampant" in Springfield.

Ives said she plans to take her experience working on Wheaton City Council down to Springfield. 

"[I bring] a vast understanding of how the State impacts not only buisness owners, but municipalities and their ability to actually make the decisions that they want to at the local level."

Ives added that a large part of her victory was due to the conservative "nature of the district" after the remapping of the district as well as the hard work of her campaign.

"We reached out to voters and I was able to speak sincerely and truthfully to people at the doorstep and we worked hard for this victory," she said on Tuesday night. "And my message resonated with them, they're looking for somebody who can sincerely do the work that needs to be done."

The 42nd District covers portions of Carol Stream, West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton, Warrenville, Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge. The term lasts two years.

Ives has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She currently lives in Wheaton with her husband Paul and her five children, Matt, Nick, Andrew, Joe and Louisa.

Jim McMahon November 08, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Jeanne for Governor
Greg McBeth November 08, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Great job on your victory!! Go ARMY!!a
Gregory Bolts November 09, 2012 at 03:47 AM
If the Democrats had run a more experienced candidate I wonder if the outcome would have been the same? The Adams kid had spirit but no elected office or government board background. Don't get me started about possible discrimination against us big guys but he should start at a lower level and the Democrats need to run more people across DuPage County.
George Bowers March 14, 2013 at 06:48 PM
You have to make up Lies about the Gay Community in order to keep face with your constituents. HATE NEVER WINS ANYMORE
Wheaton Watcher March 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM
She won't be employed for long.

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