In the races for Kane County Board, one challenger and one incumbent emerged victorious in Districts 10 and 14, according to unofficial results.
Challenger David Brown defeated incumbent Susan Starrett in the Republic primary to represent Kane County Board District 10, according to unofficial returns Tuesday.
Starrett, a North Aurora resident, was seeking a third term.
Brown, who served as alderman in Batavia for 22 years, received 1,127 votes to Starrett’s 872 with all 15 precincts reporting late Tuesday.
Brown’s candidacy received substantial support from Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, who criticized Starrett’s service on the board in various mailings.
The 10th District encompasses a large portion of Batavia and a much smaller portion of North Aurora.
“Obviously, I’m very happy that the voters have the confidence in me and made the choice that they made,” Brown said late Tuesday. “And I’m certainly going to work hard for the November election – I’m going to have to work hard on that.”
Brown said what he and his wife were most proud of during the campaign was working with the people who supported him.
“We had a great experience with the people who supported us and worked hard with us, and friends we made during this process really been humbling,” Brown said. “It has been very rewarding.”
Brown will face another newcomer, Mary Kay Crantz, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November.
Starrett stated in a text message that she has been honored to serve District 10 on the Kane County Board for the past eight years.
“I hope whoever wins in November will do a great job for District 10 and Kane County,” according to her text.
Incumbent Mark Davoust, R-St. Charles handily defeated Steven Oscarson, receiving 782 votes to Oscarson’s 253.
Davoust was first elected to the County Board in 2004.
Davoust will face Democrat William Bachman in the Nov. 3 general election. Bachman ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.