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.

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Irvin, a former Kane County prosecutor, was elected as Aurora’s first Black mayor in 2017.

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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.

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In running for reelection, Irvin touted plans for continued improvement in public safety and problem-oriented policing, education, economic development, and technology.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff