Dias claims a three-way Democratic primary for Illinois’ 62nd district seat

Grayslake Village Administrator Laura Faver Dias appears to have easily won a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the Illinois House 62nd District seat.

According to Tuesday’s unofficial vote tally, Dias, 39, of Grayslake, got 4,948 votes, Thomas Maillard, 32, of Waukegan got 1,442 votes and Terry Wilke, 57, of Round Lake Beach got 734 votes.

The totals include all precincts reporting Tuesday’s primary election, as well as advance and mail-in ballots.

If the results become official, Dias will face Republican Adam Shores, who ran unopposed Tuesday for the GOP nomination. The two served together on the Grayslake Village Council until April, when Shores resigned because he had moved to Libertyville.

Maillard is Director of Government Operations for the City of Waukegan. Wilke represented Lake County Board District 16 for 14 years, serving as Avon Township Supervisor for four of those.

The 62nd House District includes Grayslake, most of the Round Lake area, and parts of Libertyville and Waukegan.