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Barreiro scores victory against Abbate

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 12:07 a.m. CDT

Democratic nominee Theresa Barreiro of Aurora defeated Republican nominee Sal Abbate of North Aurora to replace outgoing member Jim Mitchell of North Aurora, who opted not to seek re-election this year to represent the County Board in District 2.

With 11 of 13 precincts in Kane County and the Aurora Election Commission counted on Tuesday night, Barreiro had 1,926 votes to Abbate's 1,415 votes. Neither Barreiro nor Abbate could be reached for comment Tuesday night. The district covers parts of North Aurora and Aurora.

Barreiro said in an election questionnaire that her goals would be to hold the line on taxes, along with focusing on quality of life issues and the environment.

"I want to make our community a better place now and for the next generation," she had said in the questionnaire.

Her mother, Judy Tooley, is a former County Board member. Earlier this year, Abbatte defeated fellow North Aurora resident Will Passalaqua in the Republican primary.

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