Election 2012: District 31 Senate

Republican Joe Neal is running against current Lake County Board member Melinda Bush in the race for the 31st Senate District.

The District 31 seat in the Illinois Senate will be vacant as Suzi Schmidt steps down following her first term on the job. Republican nominee Joe Neal will face off against current Lake County Board member Melinda Bush, who is representing the Democratic party.

The 31st Senate District includes all or parts of Grayslake, Gages Lake, Hainesville, Third Lake, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Gurnee, Grandood Park, Beach Park, Wadsworth, Winthrop Harbor and Waukegan. The Illinois State Board of Elections has a district locator.


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  • Melinda Bush
  • Joe Neal


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fsadf November 05, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Melinda Bush talks about how she is going to bring jobs back to America but her husband is outsourcing jobs to other countries :( Yeah Joe Neal will definitely win, he doesnt have double standards.
Lennie Jarratt November 05, 2012 at 02:35 AM
There is also the story of Melinda using taxpayer money to aid her campaign and the campaign of Pat Carey: http://grayslake.patch.com/blog_posts/incumbents-using-taxpayer-money-to-aid-re-election


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