Area voters elected incumbent Tom Weigel and Frankfort Township Clerk Margo McDermed to the Will County Board on Tuesday, handily beating out two Democratic challengers.
The District 12 seat represents residents in New Lenox and Mokena. Weigel, of New Lenox, and McDeremed, of Mokena, carried all 27 precincts, getting the top two vote totals at each polling place.
They beat out Democratic challengers Santino Lettieri and John Sanchez Jr., who both joined the race following the March primary. In March, Weigel and McDermed defeated New Lenox Village Trustee Ray Tuminello and Lincoln-Way school board member Chris Kosel.
"I worked hard and I am so happy that voters responded to what I had to say," McDermed said after her win in March. She said her biggest priorities will be to keep a balanced budget and find ways to bring in new jobs to the county.
In a video of the Will County Board Candidates forum prepared by New Lenox Chamber of Commerce, Weigel said, "I believe in conservative values." He went onto to discuss ways in which the county could tap other resources and save money.
"I believe the county should spend funds wisely and use resources available from other governmental bodies."
McDermed, in the same forum, said her biggest priorities will be to keep a balanced budget and find ways to bring in new jobs to the county.
"We need to live within our means. That's the most important job of the county board."
VIDEO: Will county Candidates Say Why they Should Be Elected
(27/27 precincts)Republicans Percentage Total votes Tom Weigel (R) 35.58% 14,033 Margo McDermed (R) 30.97% 12,212 Santino Lettieri (D) 16.77% 6,613 John Sanchez Jr. (D)
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