Joyce Mason has won the 61st District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, defeating challengerĀ Sheri Jesiel, according to returns as reported by the Associated Press.

Mason is a human resources consultant. She has also held numerous civic and volunteer positions with community organizations. Mason is a long-time resident of Gurnee, Illinois.

Jesiel has been State Representative since 2014 and is from Winthrop Harbor. She has a background in human resources management and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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The Sun-Times endorsed Jesiel for the 61st District Illinois House seat, saying the accountant and former retiremeny plan administrator “knows first-hand how the laws and regulations promulgated in Springfield can help or hinder a business located on a state border.”

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