Republican Kay Hatcher has won the 50th State House Race over challenger Democratic Andrew Bernard with nearly 64% of the vote across the three counties her district spans.
She received 59.45 percent of the vote in Kendall County, according to that Clerk's Office. Hatcher came away with 9,863 total votes with 7,930 coming in on election day and 1,933 in early voting. Bernard had a total of 6,727 votes with 5,175 votes on election day and 1,552 in early voting.
According to the Aurora Election Commission, Hatcher had 60 percent of the vote, or 2,583, and Bernard had 40 percent of the vote, or 1,703. In Kane County, Hatcher received 17,373 votes, or 68 percent, to Bernard's 8,354 votes or 32 percent.
Hatcher has been representing the 50th District since 2009, but the current race included the newly redrawn district lines. She said she wants to return to Springfield to continue to bring transparency to government.
Democrat Bernard works in the financial services industry and has served as Democratic Chairman of the Geneva Township. He focused his campaign on welfare reform, income tax relief and job creation.