A week ago Deerfield had never had a member of Congress reside within its Village limits nor did it have a state senator for more than 40 years. Now it has both.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Deerfield will be home to its Congressman and state senator. Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 29th State Senate and the Illinois 58th House Races.
No member of Congress has ever called Deerfield home. No state senator has hailed from Deerfield in more than 40 years. By early January, the Village will be able to claim Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield). Victories by Schneider and Morrison were two of the significant outcomes from a night of election returns from the reelection of President Barack Obama to Congressional campaigns, Illinois General Assembly contests and county races. Here are some of the highlights: Schneider defeats Dold in a close race for Congress Brad Schneider ousted incumbent Robert Dold by only 2,434 votes to become the US Congressman from the 10th district. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes
UPDATED AT 9:52 P.M. Arie Friedman confirmed that he has conceded to Julie Morrison. "Congrats to Julie," he said. "I have patients scheduled on Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing them." Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Julie Morrison (D) 141 of 141 Arie Friedman (R) 141 of 141 UPDATED AT 9:20 P.M. With all but seven precincts reporting, Julie Morrison just told a room full of supporters she has won the 29th State Senate race. "I am absolutely overwhelmed," she said. "Susan Garrett had the faith in me to ask me to run for her seat. I don't think there's a higher compliment in politics." "I'm going to be that independent voice I talked about," she added. "It's a tremendous a challenge to go down to Morrison, but …
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Candidates in 10th District, State Senate contest vote and greet voters.
After more than a year of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, the voters of the 10th Congressional District will decide today if Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) will continue to represent them or the job will go to Democratic Challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield. Voters will also choose the whether West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, a Democrat, or Republican Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman will succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Earlier: Candidates Seek Votes as Campaign Nears End As soon as the polls close at 7 p.m. today, Patch will start posting results until there is a winner in all races. Before the polls opened at 6 a.m. today, 100,269 people had already voted in Lake County …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Julie Morrison votes while Arie Friedman greets voters at train station.
Deerfield was a hub of activity Wednesday for the two candidates who hope to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Both the Republican candidate, Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, and his Democratic opponent, West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, were in the Village. Earlier: Morrison, Friedman Intensify Attacks Morrison did herself some concrete good. She voted. When asked who she voted for, she answered with a smile. She does like the idea of early voting and hopes to see it expanded. “I’ll be very busy election day talking to voters so I decided to vote today,” Morrison said. “Early voting is a great idea. I’d like to see it open at least one week night and possibly some hours on Sunday.” …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Morrison, Friedman, Schneider and Dold use different techniques to directly communicate message.
With the Nov. 6 general election nine days away and early voting into its second week, candidates for the United States Congress and the Illinois State Senate spent the weekend meeting voters and encouraging people to cast ballots. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) spent much of the weekend on a bus tour of the 10th Congressional District visiting restaurants, shopping centers and other places where people congregate while his Democratic challenger, Deerfield’s Brad Schneider, motivating people at rallies to vote early. Earlier: Dold Discards Norquist Pledge in Debate With Schneider “Too much is at stake in this election for anyone to stay on the sidelines, and with so many opportunities for early voting, it's never been simpler for Illinois…
Friday, October 26, 2012
If Brad Schneider and Julie Morrison win their respective races in the Nov. 6, it will be the first time Deerfield has ever had both a state and federal government representative at the same time.
"That is so cool," were the words coming out of my 11-year old daughter's mouth. I had just told her that if both Julie Morrison and Brad Schneider win their respective races in two weeks, Deerfield will have two current residents representing us in the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Very cool. This has never happened before. The last time Deerfield had any state or federal representation goes back to two men and several decades: Karl Berning and Daniel Walker. Berning was in the Illinois State Senate from 1966-1983 and remained a Deerfield resident until he retired from the Senate in 1983. Daniel Walker was the Governor of Illinois from 1973-1977 and was also a Deerfield resident. Julie Morrison is looking …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Former Rep. John Porter crosses party lines to back Julie Morrison while Sen. Mark Kirk supports Arie Friedman.
West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison was endorsed Wednesday by former Rep. John Porter (R-Wilmette) while Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman got the backing of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) in their race to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Porter represented the 10th Congressional District from 1980 until he retired in 2000 when he was succeeded by Kirk, who held the post until he was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. Kirk’s successor, Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) is behind Friedman. Earlier: Sparks Fly During 58th District State Rep. Debate "Julie's approach to public service is the same as mine,” Porter said in a letter backing Morrison. “Her experience in serving the people …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Candidates to replace Susan Garrett in State Senate bicker over flip flopping, a woman’s right to choose and personal integrity.
The campaign between Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) intensified into an all out war of words Monday. Morrison, the Democrat, issued a news release accusing Friedman of transforming himself from a Tea Party Republican when he ran in the 2010 GOP primary for Congress against Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and five other rivals to a moderate in 2012. Earlier: State Senate Candidates Switched Parties “There are a number of issues that Dr. Friedman is silent about and a number of issues he has flip-flopped on,” Morrison said. “From his support of the Tea Party, his affiliation with the NRA, and his support of the Paul …