The two challengers who took on incumbents Michele Aavang and Larry Smith fell far shot of deposing them.
Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster bore the brunt of the anonymous “Illinois Integrity Fund.”
And, as political consultants and politicians know, negative campaigning works.
In this contest, the allies of Jack Franks did the best job of smearing the County Board Chairman’s critics.
The results of the balloting tallied on election day follows:
- Michael Aavang – 32.6%
- Larry Smith – 31%
- Ersel Schuster – 19.8%
- Orville Brettman – 16.5