Illinois REALTORS® get out the vote in March Primary

REALTOR® Mark Batinick

Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® Mark Batinick, who beat out two other opponents to win the Republican primary for State Representative of the 97th District seat on Tuesday. Batinick, a REALTOR® who lives in Plainfield, is running for an open seat in the Illinois House. He will face Democrat Dennis Grosskopf in the November General Election.

Batinick’s race was one of 10 local and state Opportunity Races REALTORS® were supporting in the Primary Election.

Among the other primary wins:

  • Ron Sandack (81st District) re-election as State Representative
  • Ed Sullivan (51st District) re-election as State Representative
  • Margo McDermed (37th District) running for an open House seat
  • Suzanne Hart / Chuck Maher slate (11th District) Will County Board
  • Jim Moustis (2nd District) Will County Board
  • Walter Adamic (9th District) Will County Board
Losses:
  • Dennis Reboletti (24th District) running for Illinois Senate (currently in the House)
  • Sandra Pihos (48th District) re-election as State Representative
  • Alan Kurtz (7th District) Champaign County Board
  • Diane Zigrossi slate (9th District) Will County Board

Voters handily defeated Home Rule initiatives in the villages of both Merrionette Park and Rochester.

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.