RUSHVILLE, Ill. (NEWS3) — Democrat Scott Stoll will face Republican incumbent Norine Hammond in November for state representative of the 93rd district.
Stoll won the Democratic nomination against Bushnell native Emiliano Vera in Tuesday’s primary election.
Stoll received 65 percent over Vera’s 35 percent of the vote overall. In McDonough County, Stoll earned 52 percent against Vera’s 47 percent.
“I am very happy with the results tonight,” Stoll told NEWS3 Tuesday night. “We have a long road ahead of us to November but I am excited about what we have accomplished to this point. I am ready to start unifying our district and focus on creating the best quality of life for the people of the 93rd district. I commend Emiliano and his team for a very passionate and spirited campaign. It was a hard fought election and I am excited for what is to come!”
Among the 18,000 registered voters in McDonough County, around 22 percent, which is just under 4,000 people voted in Tuesday’s primary.
Stoll is 40 years old and lives in Rushville with his wife and three daughters.
NEWS3 sat down with Stoll in February to discuss his intention on running for the 93rd state representative position.
“I just think everybody has their calling. For me, it was the calling to serve people and help people,” Stoll said.
Stoll is currently the Second Ward Alderman on the Rushville City Council. He is originally from Durand, Ill., but has lived in Rushville for more than 10 years. He graduated from Rockford University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in business management. Stoll is the founder of the Rushville Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the chamber’s board. He also is also part of the Rushville Coordinating Council Board and Brown/Schuyler County CEO Board of Directors.
The 93rd district includes all or parts of Knox, Fulton, Warren, McDonough, Schuyler, Cass, Brown and Mason counties.