Tonia Khouri Wins GOP Nomination for 49th District with 65% of Vote
Tonia Khouri has won the Republican nomination with 65% of the vote to run for State Representative of the Illinois 49th District.
Here is the original news story as reported by the Daily Herald:
Aurora Republican Tonia Khouri decisively won her party’s nomination Tuesday in the race to succeed retiring state Rep. Mike Fortner in the 49th Illinois House District.
With all precincts reporting, Khouri collected 5,124 votes, unofficial results show.
Khouri will face West Chicago Democrat Karina Villa in the November election.
Khouri, 48, has served on the DuPage County Board since 2012 and owns Green T Services, a landscaping and home remodeling business.
Khouri said she was compelled to run for state office after Fortner joined a group of Republican lawmakers who voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a 32 percent increase in the income tax rate.
“We didn’t get pension reform. We didn’t get workers’ comp reform. We didn’t get regulatory reform — nothing,” Khouri said during her campaign.
“I’M GOING TO SPRINGFIELD TO DEFEND OUR HOMES, REPRESENT THE PEOPLE’S INTERESTS AND STOP THE RAISING OF PROPERTY TAXES.”