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Thomas Cullerton wins 23rd District Illinois Senate seat

Tom Cullerton | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Tom Cullerton | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Thomas Cullerton has won the 9th District seat in the Illinois Senate, defeating challenger Seth Lewis, according to returns as reported by the Associated Press.

This race was a rematch from 2016 between Lewis and the Democratic incumbent Cullerton, the former president of Villa Park who first was elected to the Senate in 2012.


The Sun-Times endorsed Lewis for the 23rd District Illinois Senate seat, saying “we don’t agree with Lewis on certain key issues, such as his opposition to a graduated state income tax, but we do agree that Illinois must do more to attract good-paying jobs.”

For live election results, visit the Sun-Times election guide.