Unofficial Write-in Results Indicate Hughes Won't Retain Seat
Current Board Member Janet Hughes has served on the District 113A Board since 2009.
Unofficial results released Wednesday afternoon by Cook County Clerk David Orr indicate write-in candidate Janet Hughes will not retain her seat on the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education.
There were a total of 1,115 write-in votes cast in the District 113A race, where Hughes, was the only write-in candidate.
Results from Cook and DuPage counties give candidate Al Malley 2,353 votes, which puts him in position to win the fourth open seat.
Hughes would need 1,239 votes to surpass Malley, and only 868 ballots were cast in DuPage County.
In a phone interview Wednesday afternoon, Hughes said she was disappointed by the outcome, but grateful for the two years she has served on the District 113A Board.
"I wish the new board and the district well," she said.
Hughes also said she was proud of the challenges she has overcome during her time in office.
"I've been a true reformer, standing up for what's right," she said. "It's been a challenge, but it's challenge I was proud to take on. It's time for people to stand up for what's right and demand open, honest government."
Hughes has served on the District 113A Board since 2009. She entered the race as a write-in candidate after she was removed from the ballot in January for failing to properly bind her nominating petition.
Official tallies for write-in candidates will not be released for two weeks, Orr said.