Sweeney Looking Ahead to November
The Republican write-in candidate for the 55th District “thrilled” with turnout.
Susan Sweeney, a Republican from Park Ridge running to represent Illinois’ newly-drawn 55th House District, will likely appear on the general election ballot, as more than 2,300 votes were tallied in unofficial results on Friday. Sweeney needed at least 500 to get on the ballot.
Sweeney said when they knew about 2,500 write-in votes were cast, she was hopeful they would get a large portion of those.
“I was thrilled to see that we a huge portion,” Sweeney said. “To gather over 2,300 votes in less than two months as a write-in campaign speaks volumes to the support and what I have to offer the people in this district.”
Sweeney said she just needed to plan from here.
“I’m going to continue knocking on doors and meeting people, and it’s just a continual process from here on out,” Sweeney said.
“I’m incredibly grateful and humbled by what just happened,” Sweeney said. “I think I had an amazing outpouring of support, and now I just have to work on a transition to November,” she added.
Sweeney will face Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, a Democrat, in the race to represent the district.