Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The incumbent Republican representative defeated challenger Laura Reigle with 75 percent of the vote.
There will be a familiar face on the November ballot for the Illinois House’s 82nd District. Incumbent State Rep. Jim Durkin won the district’s Republican nomination with 75.4 percent of the vote, defeating challenger Laura Reigle. No one ran in the 82nd District Democratic primary, which means Durkin will be running unopposed in the general election, barring the appointment of a Democratic candidate. “We’ve got significant challenges ahead of us,” Durkin said Tuesday night. “I’m honored Republican voters in the 82nd District have confidence that I’m the best candidate to represent their interests in Springfield.” With the primary over, Durkin said the Illinois General Assembly now faces a month-and-a-half of tough discussions as they work…
Jim Durkin and Laura Reigle battle it out for the 82nd District Republican nomination. Check here throughout the night for updated results.
Updated: 10:15 p.m. Incumbent Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) faces off against challenger Laura Reigle in the race for the Republican nomination in the Illinois House 82nd District. The 82nd District includes parts of Darien, Woodridge, Lemont, Homer Glen, Western Springs, Burr Ridge and La Grange. Click here for a Q&A with Jim Durkin. Click here for a Q&A with Laura Reigle. For more election coverage, follow the Patch liveblog.
On election eve, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and challenger Laura Reigle question whose platform more closely aligns with the Republican party.
It’s been relatively quiet in the 82nd District leading up to Tuesday’s Republican primary. But with hours left before the election, Illinois Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and his challenger Laura Reigle each took a swing at the others’ party loyalty. “My opponent has voted in the last three Democratic primaries, in years where Pat Quinn and Rod Blagojevich were at the top of the ballot,” Durkin said in a statement released Sunday night. “She claims to be a Republican but she still holds an elected Democratic committeeman position in Downers Grove Township and has been working to get Democrats elected for many years now.” Reigle disputed the statement Monday with a release of her own defending her position in the township. “Jim, in …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Mike Aurelio, president of the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education, announced his support for Durkin, who is running for re-election as state representative of Illinois' 82nd district.
Mike Aurelio, president of the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education, announced Monday that he is endorsing State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) for re-election in Illinois' 82nd District. “Jim is a trusted leader in the house and has routinely demonstrated his commitment to quality education and academic achievement,” Aurelio stated in a press release. “His record and passion for the issues facing our school district is second to none and we need him as our voice in Springfield.” Durkin is running against Lemont resident Laura Reigle in the March 20 Republican primary. He has represented the 82nd district since 2006 and served as state representative for the 44th district from 1995 to 2002. The Illinois …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Laura Reigle will challenge State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) in the 82nd District, while Duane Bradley will run against Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) in the 41st District.
Two Lemont residents are set to challenge the village's current state senator and representative in the upcoming primary election. As of 5 p.m. Monday, all established party candidates running for state office in the March 20 primary have filed their nominating petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Lemont resident Laura Reigle filed her petition Monday to challenge State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) in the 82nd District. Durkin filed his paperwork Nov. 28, which means his name will appear first on the primary ballot. The newly drawn 82nd District includes parts of Western Springs, Lemont, Darien, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook and Homer Glen. Durkin, the current assistant minority leader in the Illinois House of …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Candidates have until Dec. 5 to file their nomination petitions. Because of a lawsuit challenging Illinois' new congressional map, the filing period for U.S. House candidates has been pushed back.
Let the election season officially begin. Candidates for state and local offices begain filing their nominating petitions Monday for the March 20 primary election. Federal, state and judicial candidates file with the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield, while candidates for county-wide office file with the Cook County Clerk. The deadline to file is Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. People seeking a seat in Congress will have to wait a bit longer to file because of a GOP lawsuit challenging the state's newly drawn congressional boundaries. Last week, a U.S. district court ordered that the filing date be pushed back. The congressional filing period is now Friday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 27. According to the Illinois State Board of …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The one-time school board candidate is circulating petitions to challenge Durkin in the Republican primary election on March 20, 2012.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published Thursday, Nov. 17. The story was updated Saturday, Nov. 19, to include comments from Laura Reigle. Lemont resident Laura Reigle announced Thursday that she intends to run against State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) in the Republican primary election next March. Reigle confirmed the news via email Thursday afternoon. She is currently circulating petitions in support of her candidacy. Nomination papers must be filed between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The Illinois primary will mark Reigle's first bid for state office. Earlier this year, she unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Republican defeated Democratic challenger Matthew Mostowik with over three-quarters of the vote.
UPDATED Republican Jim Durkin will retain his seat in the Illinois General Assembly as representative for the 82nd District after defeating Democratic challenger Matthew Mostowik. The Springfield veteran won 69.99 percent of the votes in DuPage County with 100 percent of precincts reporting, according to the DuPage County Election Commission. He won 76.4 percent of the votes in Cook, with 50 out of 52 precincts reporting, according to the Cook County Clerk's Office. "This was an election where all incumbents needed to watch their backs," Durkin said. "I believe the people in the 82nd District respect the work I do. They know I'm honest, and they rewarded me with another term in Springfield." Durkin, who lives in Western Springs, has …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Candidate Q&A: Matt Mostowik, the Darien man challenging in the 82nd District, says he'll draw a firm line between what the state can cut back on and what it can't do without.
Longtime Darien resident Matt Mostowik entered the race for the 82nd District seat in the Illinois House with an agenda of change. He talks to Patch about his history on the District 61 School Board, improving the state's morale, and the fragile balance between meeting voter's wants and needs. He's challenging incumbent State Rep. Jim Durkin. Darien Patch: What kind of change do you think is in store for Illinois with this election? Matt Mostowik: I think there are some very difficult decisions that are going to have to be made that previous elected officials have avoided. They've avoided them because they don't want to upset the electorate. They want to keep their job. But how can someone keep their job when they're not doing their job? …