Kane County Board member Todd Wallace is on his way to securing the Republican nomination for Kane County Board District 13.
According to unofficial primary election results, Wallace received 623 votes, or 38.15% of the vote, compared with 409 votes for Anthony Catella and 350 votes for Stephen D. Brown.
Mail-in and provisional ballots can be counted through July 12. The last day to canvass the June 28 primary election results is July 19.
Wallace will face Democrat Michael Linder in the general election in November. Linder ran unopposed in the primary.
Wallace, a St. Charles resident, was appointed to the Kane County Board in July after the resignation of Steve Weber, who stepped down from the board after his election to the St. Charles City Council.
Wallace said he supports decreasing local property taxes.
“Our real estate tax bills are ridiculously high in Illinois,” he said in response to a Shaw Local News Network questionnaire that was sent to all candidates. “At the county level, we need to rein in spending and demand that every dollar spent is for a necessary public purpose.”
The 52-year-old Catella, a lifelong St. Charles resident who is a U.S. Army veteran, previously ran for the 14th Congressional seat in March 2020. He lost in the Republican primary.
“I want to do what I can to help people in their needs,” he said in talking about why he was running for the Kane County Board. “I’d like to lower people’s taxes.”
Brown did not respond to a request from the Kane County Chronicle for an interview nor did he complete a Shaw Local News Network questionnaire.
Source: The Daily Chronicle