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No spring primary election opponents for local Congress, General Assembly incumbents

None of the congressmen or state legislators who represent Kendall County and are up for re-election in 2018 are facing opponents from their own party in the March primary, but some will be facing opponents from the other party come the general election in November.

The filing period for candidates wanting to be on the ballot for local, state and federal offices up for election in next March's primary ended on Monday, Dec. 4. State and Congressional candidates had to file with the State Board of Election office in Springfield.

Other parties still have an opportunity to slate candidates after the primary before the general election, so candidates without opponents from the other party could still see challengers next fall.

Rep. Randy Hultgren, 12355 Andrew St., Plano, filed in the Republican Party primary for the 14th Congressional District with no challengers from the GOP.

Filing in the 14th Congressional District Democratic Party primary were George Weber, 2365 Lake Ave., Lakewood; Matthew Brolley, 2127 Emma Court, Montgomery; Lauren Underwood, 2703 Deering Bay Drive, Naperville; Victor Swanson, 909 S. Jefferson St., Batavia; John J. Hosta, 6316 Johnsburg Road, Spring Grove; Jim Walz, 4159 N. Brown Circle, Gurnee; and Daniel Roldan-Johnson, 664 Timpani Place, Volo.

Rep. Bill Foster, 511 Aurora Ave. #510, Naperville, filed in the Democratic Party primary for the 11th Congressional District with no Democratic challengers in the primary.

Filing in the 11th Congressional District Republican Party primary were Nick Stella, 7129 Walden Lane, Darien, and Constant G. "Connor" Vlakancic, 2607 Sheehan Court, Naperville.

Incumbent state Rep. Keith R. Wheeler, 206 Wolverine Drive, Oswego, was the only Republican to file in his party's primary in the 50th State Representative District. James G. Leslie, 1317 Garfield Ave., Aurora, filed as a Democrat in that district.

Incumbent state Rep. David Allen Welter, 2008 Mountain Road, Morris, was the lone candidate to file in his 75th State Representative District Republican primary, and no Democrats or other party candidates filed for their primary in that district.

Incumbent state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, 770 Bonaventure Drive, Oswego, was the lone Democrat that filed in her party's primary in her 84th State Representative District. Also filing was Republican Patty Smith, 2665 Carriage Way, Aurora.

Incumbent state Rep. Mark Batinick, 13707 S. Lake Drive, Plainfield, was the lone candidate to file in his Republican Party primary for the 97th State Representative District. Mica Freeman, 16134 S. George Court, Plainfield, filed as a Democrat in that district.

Incumbent state Sen. Linda Holmes, 1869 Turtle Creek Drive, Aurora, was the lone candidate to file in her 42nd State Senate District Democratic Party primary, and no candidates filed in that district's Republican primary.

Incumbent state Sen. Sue Rezin, 5395 Crescent View Court, Morris, filed as a candidate in the Republican primary for the 38th State Senate District. Democrat Heidi Henry, 2582 North 28th Road, Marseilles, filed in her party's primary for the 38th State Senate District.

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