BY: Abhinanda Datta, Patch Staff
BOLINGBROOK, IL — Bill Foster wins over Rick Laib with a total of 62.27 percent of the votes.
In March, incumbent Foster earned the Democratic nomination and will now face Republican Laib, who beat fellow Republican Krishna Bansal for their party’s nomination in the Illinois District 11 primary.
Foster, who has served as representative for the 11th Congressional District since 2013, was the projected winner against Rachel Ventura, leading 58. 7 percent to 41.3 percent. Laib had the edge over Bansal, and with all precincts reporting, Laib led 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent. Illinois’ 11th Congressional District includes portions of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties.
In a statement to Patch, Foster said he is focused on continuing his work to build an economy that offers opportunities for everyone and prepares them for the jobs of the future.
“It’s an honor to win the trust of the people of the 11th Congressional District for another term in Congress. I am committed to working hard each and every day to represent all the people who call our communities home,” he said. “I will continue to stand up for them and the issues they care about, and advocate for science-based solutions to the challenges our nation faces, from combating the coronavirus pandemic to expanding quality health care coverage, reforming our immigration system, fighting climate change, and promoting common sense gun reform.”
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