Canvass says Kaupas winner in Will County GOP sheriff’s race

<p>Ken Kaupas</p>

Ken Kaupas

The official canvass of the votes from the March 18 primary showed Will County sheriff candidate Ken Kaupas with 225 votes more than his Republican opponent Nick Ficarello.

According to the Will County clerk’s website, Kaupus garnered 20,698 compared with 20,473 for Ficarello, to secure the GOP nomination.

In the November election, Kaupas will face Mike Kelley, who secured the Democratic nomination with 5,601 votes, topping his opponents Steve Egan (4,267 votes) and Ed Bradley (4,128 votes).

In the Will County Board District 9 race, incumbent Diane Zigrossi, D-Crest Hill, lost by 66 votes.

In a three-way race for two spots on the Democratic ticket, newcomer Lauren Staley Ferry was the top vote-getter with 1,035, followed by incumbent Walter Adamic (817) and Zigrossi (751), according to Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.

In November, Staley, Ferry and Adamic will face Annette Parker, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, for two seats.