Great news! Last night IWIL Alumnae won 4 out of 6 contested Primary Elections and 2 of our Alumnae have already made history.
In Illinois House District 2, Theresa Mah, IWIL Class of 2013, won the Primary Election in a very close race and, at this point, does not have an opponent in November. When Theresa is sworn in as a State Representative in January 2017, she will be the 1st Asian American to serve in the Illinois legislature.
In Illinois House District 5, Juliana Stratton, IWIL Class of 2011, won the Primary against incumbent Ken Dunkin. This race was the most expensive legislative contest in Illinois history. With the endorsement of President Obama, Juliana decisively won with 67% of the vote. Juliana does not have an opponent for the General Election.
In the race to serve on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Josina Morita, IWIL Class of 2015, finished in the top 3, moving her on to face only one Republican in November. When Josina is elected to the MWRD in November, she will be the first Asian American elected county-wide in Cook County.
Lastly, Amanda Howland, IWIL Class of 2013, won her Primary for U.S. House District 6 with two thirds of the vote.
Also, on a side note, while they were not successful, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Class of 2006, and Genita Robinson, Class of 2008, fought tough campaigns for U.S. House District 10 and State House District 6.
IWIL is proud of these talented and committed alumnae and we look forward to updating you on their continued successes.