I was very pleased to win the Conservative Primary by a 2 to 1 margin over the balance of the field. I have always considered myself to be a Conservative Republican and thus take great pride in taking 65% of the vote in the Conservative Primary
I was disappointed, however, to lose the Republican Primary. Though Andi has declared victory, I believe Ron Polacco has actually won the Primary. There are 102 absentee ballots to be counted. Ron turned in 3/4 of those ballot applications himself. Since he trails by only 21 votes, I believe Ron will win the Republican Primary by 10 votes or less.
I congratulate Ron on one heck of an effort. He worked very hard and his "shoe leather" campaign appears to have paid off. I knew once he was on the Primary ballot that my chances were not strong since we both come from the same ward and he is the current Alderman.