Bolingbrook, Ill., Mayor Roger Claar is re-elected

April 20, 2017: Roger Claar, the longtime Mayor of Bolingbrook, Ill., a suburban Chicago city, whose support for Donald Trump ignited a tougher-than-expected re-election campaign, has narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger, Will County Commissioner Jackie Traynere. The Tuesday, April 18, 2017, count of provisional and mail-in ballots found that Claar won with 6,425 votes. That is 151 more votes than challenger Traynere received. Claar has been the Mayor of Bolingbrook since 1986. His previous three elections came after running unopposed or against write-in candidates.

Attribution: The Associated Press

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