Robert Wilbrandt is victorious over three opponents for a six-year countywide seat on the McHenry County Bench.
With 97% of the vote counted and reported at 11 PM the appointed judge has 36.9% of the vote.
Running second 1,512 votes behind is Demeti Tsilimigras with 30.4% of the voted.
The favorite going into the election because she was the only woman running against thee men was McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan. She trails at 25.2%.
The third man, Ray Flavin , is running last at 7.5%.