GOP Sweeps All Four Area State Senate Races

Nov 8, 2016

Four seats in the Illinois Senate are being contested in the WNIJ listening area.

In District 25, incumbent Republican Jim Oberweis has again defeated Democrat Connie Pierog, who lost to him by a wide margin in 2012.

Pierog is a business consultant who has served more than seven years on the St. Charles School Board. Oberweis is the owner of Oberweis Dairy and various other businesses.

With all 154 precincts reporting, the count stands at:
Jim Oberweis (R), 53,111
Connie Pierog (D), 43,250

In District 26, Republican Dan McConchie, a senior adviser to a procurement optimization service, was appointed to the seat in April and apparently has won a full term. He was challenged by Democrat Kelly Mazeski, who has worked as a product-development chemist and as a financial advisor.

With 164 of 167 precincts reporting, the vote totals are:
Dan McConchie (R), 46,741
Kelly Mazeski (D), 29,700

District 32 incumbent Republican Pamela Althoff, a senator since 2003, is handily defeating Democrat Melissa Coyne, a business owner and self-described civic participant.

With 149 of 152 precincts reporting, the results are:
Pamela Althoff (R), 49,800
Melissa Coyne (D), 23,595

Another rematch is being decided in District 38, where incumbent Republican Sue Rezin holds a solid lead over her 2012 opponent, Democrat Christine Benson, who has 35 years of education experience.

With 194 of 206 precincts reporting, the count is:
Sue Rezin (R), 50,122
Christine Benson (D), 35,926