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Moylan Wins 55th House District

Now former Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan (D) has officially won his race against Republican Susan Sweeney for the 55th District Illinois House.

Marty Moylan has officially won the 55th Illinois House District seat. He beat his competitor, Republican Susan Sweeney, by approximately 2,000 votes.

"The thing that put me over the top was everybody's hard work," Moylan said.

"The campaign was decided on the issues," Moylan added. "I'm like a moderate in this district. People made their decision based on issues, not the personalities."

A number of Des Plaines aldermen showed up in support of Moylan’s candidacy at his campaign headquarters and at The Bar, 1569 Oakton St. in Des Plaines, where he gave his victory speech.

"I thought he was the best fit for Des Plaines, and Des Plaines would benefit the most by having him represent the 55th," said Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten. "Sweeney has zero experience in government. It so happens she is a Republican, which I'm not against, but the fact that it's a Democratic controlled legislature, you're going to get the most from someone who is allied with the current legislature."

Check our results page for the 55th Illinois House District to see up-to-date election returns.

An Area Resident November 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Congratulations to MARTY and the FRIENDS OF MARTY MOYLAN TEAM!!! Even while knowing you were the better choice for the position... YOU, and your supporters worked tirelessly to win votes and prove you deserved the job! To Susan Sweeney, her supporters, and anyone involved in her campaign: Susan your desperate attempt at winning by hiring way out of the area silly college kid punks off of Graig's List, to try and run an "intimidation machine" was not only tacky, classless, and shameful - but also PROVED to be the final nails in your political coffin! And, in no way made up for your lack of experience, or decorum. Glad to see you and your "privileged helping the privileged" Park Ridge and Elk Grove wannabe's are going to be sitting around licking each others wounds today. Good riddens!
Sherry Brunton November 07, 2012 at 07:55 PM
That Is terrible!! Looks like I am leaving this town, I couldn't take the last tax hike he put us through. I am really starting to hate this town anyway. Such bs!! Does any one wanna buy my house?
gemma November 08, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Susan, although I was not in your district I admired everything you stood for, and I was sad to see the results. Sometimes the right people simply come around at the wrong time - and unfortunately that is where we are right now as a nation. Running for public office takes an incredible amount of effort - and I thank you for taking on the challenge that many simply do not.
Scott November 08, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Marty had his thugs outside of city hall and polling places. At least Susan doesn't run on intimidation.
An Area Resident November 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Park Ridge POMP, PRETENTIOUS, and ENTITLEMENT Dictionary Marty Moylan Thug = Any polite, respectful, hard working, non professional blue collar or tradesman type person.

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