Perennial candidate Jim Oberweis won the GOP primary for the 25th State Senate seat in a big way Tuesday night.
, Oberweis had secured nearly 50 percent of the vote with David Richmond with 30.1 percent and Richard Slocum 20.6 percent.
“We turn now to the general election, and I say with confidence that we will continue to grow our ranks as we spread our message across the district,” Oberweis said in a prepared statement. “We have faith that cutting taxes and stopping the spending spree in Springfield will help turn around our state’s economy, and we have confidence that our common sense conservative approach will win support across party lines.”
Oberweis will face off against Democratic challenger Corinne Pierog, who won her primary with 66 percent of the vote over opponent Steven Hunter. Pierog, a management consultant from St. Charles, said she plans to run a grassroots campaign.
“Jim Oberweis is the 1 percent and he’s supported by the 1 percent,” she said. “I will be outspent in this campaign, but I pledge to campaign on issues that are important the great number of people in this district.”