AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin won his bid for reelection Tuesday night with a majority of the vote.
With 76 percent of the vote in at 9:15 p.m., Irvin had Irvin has 5,736 votes, or 52.4. Challenger John Laesch had 26.5 percent of the vote, and challenger Judd Lofchie had 20.9 percent.READ MORE: At Least 24 People Shot, 3 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Irvin, a former Kane County prosecutor, was elected as Aurora’s first Black mayor in 2017.READ MORE: MISSING: Matthew La Luz, 32, Last Seen In Rogers Park, May Need Serious Medical Attention
He spent his formative years in public housing, as the son of a single mother, and later joined the Military and served in Operation Desert Storm, which he says was a turning point that led to his focus on public service.
Irvin went to college at Robert Morris University and received his law degree from Northern Illinois University.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
In running for reelection, Irvin touted plans for continued improvement in public safety and problem-oriented policing, education, economic development, and technology.