Wheeler issues statement congratulating Hanson on his victory in 83rd District State House race

Voters in the redrawn state House 83rd District elected a former Kane County Board member to represent them in Springfield over a long-time incumbent in balloting Tuesday.

Unofficial vote totals released in Kane and Kendall counties late Tuesday night show Democrat Matt Hanson of Aurora with 20,152 votes to 17,637 votes for Republican Keith Wheeler of Oswego.

Wheeler, who had represented the district for the past seven years, released a statement congratulating Hanson on his victory.

Hanson previously served two years on the Kane County Board and is an engineer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.

“The policies of my opponent aren’t really the way I view things … there are some things that haven’t been represented the way I want them in Springfield,” Hanson said when asked prior to the election why he is running. “As someone in the working class, I don’t feel those needs and values are represented as well in the area now as they could be.”

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