Marilyn Smolenski: 'I'm proud of the race we ran'
GOP House candidate Marilyn Smolenski thanked supporters on Facebook after her loss to incumbent Rep. Martin Moylan (D-Des Plaines), by a 55-45 margin.
“While our campaign did not reach the outcome we were hoping for, I am proud of the race we ran and thankful for the friends we’ve made,” the District 55 candidate wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “I congratulate Marty Moylan on his victory and hope that he will represent the district admirably.”
Moylan had 56 percent of the vote, with 19,826 votes, to Smolenski's 45 percent, or 15,976 votes.
“I appreciate your support, encouragement and faith over the last 13 months,” Smolenski added in her message to supporters. “This is not where our story and fight for our state ends! I will remain dedicated to fighting for our homes and families.”