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Incumbent Kellogg Wins Harvey Mayoral Race



    Incumbent Kellogg Wins Harvey Mayoral Race
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    Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg

    Mayor Eric Kellogg won the suburban Harvey mayoral race facing five challengers in the election.

    As of Wednesday morning, Kellogg held 35.7 percent of the vote with all18 precincts reporting, according to the Cook County clerk's office. The nearest competitor was Anthony McCaskill, who held 23.8 percent. The vote count remains unofficial as of Wednesday.

    Kellogg sought a fourth term this year, but he almost missed his chance to run for re-election after the Chicago Tribune uncovered that the city owed millions of dollars in unpaid bills for water service from Chicago. Kellogg regained his spot after finally paying off the long-overdue debt and other fines.

    The mayor faced five challengers in race: the Rev. Ronald Cummings, a minister and the head of a nonprofit organization; Albert Abney, a Navy veteran who works for the Department of Veteran Affairs; Terry Brown, who previously ran for 3rd ward alderman but was unsuccessful; Anthony McCaskill, the executive director of a nonprofit organization; and Charles Givines, a U.S. Army veteran, local businessman and retired police officer.

    Abney's campaign office burned down in a blaze March 13 that Harvey fire officials deemed "suspicious." The former mayoral candidate also said his office had been vandalized the day before and some of his posters defaced with spray paint.

    Kellogg predicted a victory and planned a celebration with his supporters at Beggar's Pizza and Sports Bar before the votes were tallied.

    See the full election results for suburban Cook County below.

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