State Senate Hopefuls Campaign, Vote
Morrison, Sumption and Morrison spend time in Highland Park.
Highland Park polling places were a popular spot this morning for all three candidates hoping to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) in the 29th State Senate District.
Both West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison, one of two Democratic candidates for the seat, and Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, a Republican, spent time at Ravinia School.
Friedman, who is unopposed in the Republican primary, voted there and a few hours later Morrison arrived with members of her campaign staff to greet voters.
“It’s been great,” Morrison said of her reception by voters at several polling places including Deerspring Pool in Deerfield where she accompanied her daughter, Katherine Morrison, to vote. Morrison cast her ballot on the first day of early voting. “We’ve had a great reception,” she added.
Morrison said she was heading to Palatine after leaving Highland Park.
Lake Bluff business consultant Milton Sumption, Morrison’s primary opponent, spent part of the morning at Highland Park’s Lincoln School and also got a good reception from people there.
“It’s going very well,” Sumption said. “People have been very encouraging. A lot of them said they voted for me.”
Polls remain open until 7 p.m. and Patch will have results as soon as they are available. There will be a live blog direct from the Schaumburg headquarters of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.