State Sen. Chris Nybo, an Elmhurst Republican, conceded Saturday his election contest to his Democratic challenger, Suzy Glowiak of Western Springs.
“Ballots are still being counted, but it is clear to me that Suzy Glowiak will be our next senator, and I will return to private life,” Nybo said in an email statement.
Nybo said he spoke with Glowiak Saturday morning and will soon meet in person with her. He noted she, like he, has experience serving on a village board, which he called a great arena to learn public service skills.
“I am confident Suzy has the ability to do a great job,” Nybo said.
Neither candidate had made official statements on the race since Tuesday’s election, in which Glowiak at last count had 311 more votes than Nybo out of 97, 651 cast, according to unofficial results from DuPage and Cook counties. Absentee ballots arriving, postmarked by Election Day, are still being counted. But Nybo said the result is clear.
“While all ballots will need to counted and certified before things are final, I ask the residents of the 24th District to join me in congratulating Senator-elect Suzy Glowiak and offering any help she may need as she begins this next chapter of her life,” he said.
The 24th District includes all or parts of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Western Springs.
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November 10, 2018 at 01:42PM