Thank You

I want to thank everyone for your vote and those who worked so hard to make this narrow win a huge victory.

Bill White, who has been good friend and managed both my county board races. Bob Piekert, Chairman of the  DuPage County Democratic organization and Amy Rohrer, Executive Director of the DuPage Democrat organization and Gary Kleppe, York Township Democratic Chair who have been very supportive over the years.  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 701, DuPage County Building Trades, Governor Quinn and Susana Mendoza, The Democratic Township organizations and the Progressive Democrats of DuPage County.

I had a team on the ground that knocked thousand of doors. Thank you,  Alex James, Ben McAdams, Michelle Gale, Arlene Kendorski, Gerry Galloway, Susan O’Donnell Warren, Tony DeFranco and many more.  I am overwhelmed by your support, kindness and faith in me.

Thank you all and I look forward to representing the good people of DuPage County for the next 2 years!

The Daily Herald reports the following: Democrat Chaplin narrowly keeps DuPage County Board seat

Robert Sanchez

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin apparently will keep her District 2 seat on the DuPage County Board after a razor-thin victory over her Republican challenger in the Nov. 8 election.

It appeared Chaplin had lost her seat two weeks ago on Election Night when she trailed Richard Blass of Elmhurst by more than 300 votes.
But Tuesday night, after counting provisional ballots and those that arrived by mail, election officials said Chaplin actually defeated Blass by 50 votes, 36,726 to 36,676. The overall margin of victory could hardly have been tighter: 50.03 percent to 49.97 percent

You can read the full story here.

County Board 2 Race Update

The Daily Herald Reports the Following: District 2 DuPage County Board race still not over

Robert Sanchez

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin has overcome an Election Night deficit of more than 300 votes and now has 13 votes more than her Republican challenger Richard Blass, election officials said.
Chaplin has 36,612 votes, or 50.01 percent, and Blass has 36,599 votes, or 49.99 percent, according to unofficial totals.

“It’s been a crazy couple of weeks,” Chaplin said Monday. “I guess we’re just going to have to wait until tomorrow and see what the final number is. Until then, we just sit tight and see how things go.

You can read the full story here.

County Board 2 Race Update

The Daily Herald Reports the Following: District 2 DuPage County Board race still not over

Robert Sanchez

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin has overcome an Election Night deficit of more than 300 votes and now has 13 votes more than her Republican challenger Richard Blass, election officials said.
Chaplin has 36,612 votes, or 50.01 percent, and Blass has 36,599 votes, or 49.99 percent, according to unofficial totals.

“It’s been a crazy couple of weeks,” Chaplin said Monday. “I guess we’re just going to have to wait until tomorrow and see what the final number is. Until then, we just sit tight and see how things go.

You can read the Full Story here.

 

Recount might be ahead for Chaplin and Blass in fight for DuPage County Board

The Oak Brook Doings reports the following:

Kimberly Fornek

With votes still coming in, the margin between DuPage County Board Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin and Republican challenger Richard Blass had closed to 110 votes as of Monday afternoon.

More mail ballots have been received and the totals as of early afternoon Nov. 14 were 36,515 votes for Blass and 36,405 for Chaplin. They are running for a two-year term.

Ballots sent by mail and postmarked by Nov. 8 have 14 days to arrive, said Joseph Sobecki, assistant executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission. The mail ballots are being counted and added to the vote counts daily.

“We have a little over 400 ballots that we just received today,” Sobecki said Nov. 14.

The election commission sent out 5,666 vote by mail ballots that have not been returned yet, he said. It’s possible there could be that many more votes added to the election results.

You can read the full story here.

Results as of Monday evening shows the race continues to tighten with 97 votes separating Chaplin and Blass. 

Total Votes 72993
Richard F. Blass  R    36545  50.07%
Elizabeth Chaplin D  36448 49.93%

You can find election results here .

Election Day

Today is Election Day!  It has been an honor to serve on the DuPage County Board the past four years. I have met so many inspiring, kind and exceptional people on this journey. I have enjoyed representing the people of District 2. It is with deep gratitude that I would like to thank you for your support.  Whether you made a donation, phone calls, passed out literature, placed a sign in your yard, walked in a parade or wrote a letter of support, your help is truly appreciated.

With your continued support I will work tirelessly to address the concerns of the people of DuPage County.

I hope that I have earned your vote today!  Please Vote for Liz Chaplin DuPage County Board, District 2!

 

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Key Endorsement From Well Respected DuPage County Physician

Dr. Lanny Wilson, a Hinsdale physician, is the Chairman of the DuPage County Railroad Safety Council and Vice President of the DuPage County Board of Health. Dr. Wilson is well respected throughout our community.

Liz Chaplin treasures the endorsement of people such as Dr. Lanny Wilson.
Dr. Wilson sets a tremendous example of selfless public service.
Thank you Dr. Wilson!

 

 

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To my neighbors in DuPage County, District 2, who have the opportunity to vote for Liz Chaplin:

How fortunate you are who live in DuPage County, District 2! You are served by one of the most dedicated public servants I know – Liz Chaplin. Since joining our DuPage Railroad Safety Council a few years ago, I have been blessed in getting to know her. Liz is kind, compassionate, and humble; but ready to step forward with confident strength when a wrong needs to be corrected.

Since I live in Hinsdale, I cannot cast a vote for Liz; but I am strongly rooted in DuPage County and am glad to know that Liz is a member of the DuPage County Board – which serves all of the citizens of this great County. Chairman Dan Cronin’s mission to create a more accountable, transparent, and efficient form of government – fits right into the values which I know Liz Chaplin shares with him.

Loyalty, honesty, and integrity come to mind when I think of Liz. She is a devoted wife and mother of three. She seeks the common good and has held many positions of leadership in her community and in the county. If I may be of any assistance in helping to keep her on the DuPage County Board, I want to do so. We need her compassionate energy there.

Sincerely,
Lanny F. Wilson, M.D.

When politicians tout the endorsement of fellow politicians they can’t claim to be independent

       When politicians tout the endorsement of fellow politicians they can’t claim to be independent.

 

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When the Daily Herald endorsed Liz Chaplin they said:
“Chaplin * * * faces an uphill battle on a GOP-dominated board, but we like her willingness to ask tough questions and stand up for her beliefs.”

 

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DAILY HERALD ENDORSEMENT: CHAPLIN DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 2

Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin has been endorsed by the Daily Herald for the November election.
Liz Chaplin doesn’t “go along to get along” – – never has and never will. We need someone like Liz Chaplin on the County Board to keep an eye on those county board members who have been endorsed by all the inside players.

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