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Brady thanks voters for Illinois' 105th District House primary victory

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By Joe Chen | Mar 21, 2020

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Dan Brady won a decisive victory in the Republican House primary for Illinois' 105th Congressional District on Tuesday. 

"Tonight I am honored to have won the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 105th District," Brady said in a statement Tuesday night. Brady also thanked the voters, election judges, his staff, intern team and volunteers. "I’d like to thank all those who participated in this unconventional election process," Brady said. 

His opponent, David Blumenshine, received approximately 36 percent of the vote, Ballotpedia cites. This is the second time Blumenshine has challenged and lost to the incumbent Brady, who has served the 15th District since 2001. In 2018, Brady defeated Blumenshine with approximately 74 percent of the vote, Ballotpedia cites. 

Brady will next face Chemberly Cummings in the November general election. 

Brady also expressed his priorities for the remainder of his term. 

"Right now, my top priority is working to protect the public from the outbreak of the coronavirus," Brady said in his Tuesday night st. "Other issues include fair map reform, property tax relief, and combatting political corruption in Springfield that has plagued our state for decades."

During a Monday Q&A sessionBrady answered questions about Governor Pritzker's executive order to close restaurants. 

"More trouble will come than good," Brady said, if restaurants do not comply with the executive order. He said it will likely be the job of the public health enforcement or law enforcement to enforce the order. 

On Facebook, Brady describes himself as pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-constituent services. He also touted endorsements from the Chicago Tribune and the Illinois Farm Bureau Activator. 

"Brady has been in office since 2001, but his ideas for revamping higher ed and his resistance to tax hike after tax hike continue to be welcome," the Tribune Editorial Board said on Feb. 21. 

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