Democrat Mark Walker Leading Republican Eddie Corrigan for 53rd District of Illinois

Mike Corrigan campaigning for son Eddie Corrigan in Arlington Heights

In 2017, Republican Rep. David Harris announced that he would not run for re-election. He represented the 53rd District for 18 years. Republican Eddie Corrigan and Democratic Mark Walker are vying for the position. Mark Walker took the lead early on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and kept the lead for the 53rd District of the Illinois House of Representatives with 66 of 75 precincts reported at 10:00 p.m. (SOURCE: Cook County Clerk). 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday results below …

10:00 p.m. Tuesday
Mark L. Walker (Democrat)
52.15%
20,184

Eddie Corrigan (Republican)
47.85%
18,523

6:30 a.m. Wednesday
Mark L. Walker (Democratic)
51.99%
23,005

Eddie Corrigan (Republican)
48.01%
21,247

Mike Corrigan campaigning for son Eddie Corrigan in Arlington HeightsMike Corrigan (center) campaigning for son Eddie Corrigan in Arlington Heights with Maddison Harner (left) and John Malone (right) visiting on the sidewalk.

Corrigan posted a photo on Facebook that showed him casting his vote at the 36th Precinct at the Knights of Columbus polling place on Hickory Avenue. His father, Mike Corrigan braved the cold and stood outside the blue line on the sidewalk that marks the boundary where campaigning for candidates is permitted near a polling place.

“Well the easy part is done for the day, I just voted,” Corrigan wrote.

Corrigan campaigned support for a repeal of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s state income tax increase and promised support of a property tax freeze.

Corrigan was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, National Federation of Independent Business, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer, Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes, Republicans of Wheeling Township, Republicans of Elk Grove Township.

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