Gryder Falls Just Short
Oswego, Ill. – The Associated Press has officially called the race in IL-14 for Rep. Lauren Underwood. After a hard-fought campaign, Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder fell just short of the win.
After the verdict, Gryder released a statement:
“To the people of the 14th – thank you.
The result is not what we hoped for, but I will be forever grateful and proud of this campaign and the 14th District of Illinois.
I am humbled by the time, money, and energy so many of you sacrificed to make this campaign possible, and I am truly honored to have been able to get to know so many of you hardworking Illinoisans along the campaign trail and hear your stories.
To my family who has cheered me on from the start – thank you for everything. Because of your support and encouragement, there was never a doubt in my mind that this race was worth the fight.
We may have come up short, but this is only the first battle. Our next task is to ensure that Lauren Underwood hears the voice of our district and represents it well.
Ms. Underwood: we need lower costs, reduced inflation, less crime, and more opportunity for every single one of us in the 14th. Your job as our representative is to stand up for policies that empower us and promote our individual freedom, not policies that hold us back.
Rest assured, we will not stop fighting until America’s promise of freedom and opportunity for all has been restored to the 14th.
Now let’s get back to work.”