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Kifowit to Represent 84th District in Springfield

Aurora alderman defeats Fee in tough race.

Democratic Aurora Alderman Stephanie Kifowit will take her seat in Springfield, winning her race against Republican Pat Fee Tuesday night.

In unofficial totals, Kifowit received 16,544 votes to Fee's 9,648. 

The race to represent the 84th State House District was heated at times, with Kifowit — a Democrat, substitute teacher, Aurora alderman and Marine Corps veteran — accusing her Republican opponent of employing dirty tactics and going on the attack early on in the campaign.

For her part, Fee, a homemaker and community volunteer, denied what she called "absurd" allegations, which accused her of allowing campaign staffers to harass Kifowit and her family in person and online.

Fee, a former member of the Naperville Public Television Board of Directors and member of the Naperville League of voters, snagged the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune

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"Patricia Fee is a straight-talking Republican activist from Naperville who understands the state's fiscal mess must be priority No. 1," the newspaper wrote.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS RACE:

  • State Rep. Candidate Kifowit Claims Opponent Using Dirty Tactics
  • Kifowit Wins Nomination in 84th State House District
  • Letter to the Editor: Kifowit's Statement a "Red Flag"
MMariea November 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I did not vote for Stephanie only because of all of the hate mail she sent out about Pat Fee. The postcards I received were blatant lies about Pat. While I may not agree with all of what Pat may have stood for I will never vote for someone whose campaign is run by spreading negative propaganda and lies (yes, I know I am naive). I hope that Stephanie represents us in a positive honest way in Springfield.
Steven May 10, 2013 at 03:18 PM
This is the only reason Pat Fee did not win: http://goo.gl/RCzdi Look at the difference in capaign contributions.

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