Quackenbush wins GOP primary in Montgomery County

FONDA – Minden Supervisor Thomas Quackenbush won the Republican primary Tuesday for the District 2 legislative seat on the new Montgomery County legislature.

Quackenbush defeated Palatine Supervisor Brian Sweet for the Republican nomination.

According to unofficial vote tallies, Quackenbush received 150 votes and Sweet received 132 votes. The win earns Quackenbush the Republican line in the November general election.

Sweet, however, won the Conservative party primary Tuesday. Sweet received four votes, while Quackenbush received three votes, according to unofficial vote totals.

The legislative seat is one of nine district seats in the new Montgomery County legislature, which will replace the Board of Supervisors in January.