Schakowsky Wins 9th Congressional Over Wolfe
Republican Challenger Tim Wolfe made a strong showing in the race for the 9th Congressional district, but Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky beat it back.
See Election Night updates below
Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky faces a challenge from Republican Tim Wolfe in the 9th Congressional District.
Learn about the candidates and the race on Patch's Ninth Congressional District Election Central page.
Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening.
|Candidate||Percentage||Total Vote||Precincts Reporting|
|Tim Wolfe (R)||40.58||77,192||331 of 336|
|Jan Schakowsky(D)||59.42||113,008||331 of 336
Update 9:13 p.m. - This one seems to be over and it looks like Schakowksy will continute to represent the 9th District. She has about a 30,000 vote lead with 306 of 336 precincts reporting.
Schakowsky previously served in the Illinois State Legislature, and identifies herself as a champion of consumers, seniors and the middle class. Her answers to Patch's candidate questionnaire can be seen here.
Wolfe has a tax and accounting practice in Mount Prospect and has not previously run for or held elected or appointed office. He describes himself as a public-spirited citizen. His answers to Patch candidate questionnaire can be seen here.