Ives winner in 42nd House District
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com November 6, 2012 11:08PM
William R. Adams
Updated: December 8, 2012 6:34AM
Democrat William Adams put his Republican rival Jeanne Ives on notice Tuesday night in their battle to represent the 42nd District in the Illinois House.
Even if you prevail, we’ll see you in two years.
Ives as of 9:45 p.m. had 61 percent of the vote to Adams’ 39 percent, with 77 percent of all votes counted, according to online vote tallies.
Adams, however, was by no means conceding the election. “I’m expecting better results in Carol Stream, Lisle” and other parts of the district that had yet to report their results, he said.
“I will tell you this: even if I lose, I only spent $7,000 on this campaign, and she spent $70,000,” Adams said.
“I think I’ve done a hell of a job in this race, and I will run again in two years time for this position,” regardless of Tuesday’s results, he said.
Ives, a Wheaton City Council member, said Tuesday night she was “confident that the District 42 residents will elect me” their state representative.
“I think people are looking for someone who’s qualified and knows the issues, which I understand deeply,” she said from a gathering at the Wok and Fire restaurant in Wheaton. “I’ve knocked on a lot of doors, and the residents want to be heard on issues ... that resonate with them.”
The district includes portions of Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream and West Chicago.
Adams, 41, counted pension reform, balancing the state budget and education as three of the most critical issues in the campaign.
Ives, a 48-year-old tax advisor, said her city council experience meant she probably had “a better perspective on how what the state does affects the local municipalities. I tend to get very involved as a person, and I’m very informed and very independent,” she said recently.
Ives said she considered the three most important issues to be tax reform, pension reform and creating a better overall business climate in Illinois.