Primary election results are in

By WEEK Producer

February 26, 2013 Updated Feb 26, 2013 at 11:39 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The polls have closed, and the results are in for the 2013 primary election.

Peoria city election officials said voter turnout may have marked a historical low, with less than 4-percent of registered voters casting ballots in the first and fifth districts.

In the race for District one City Councilman, Denise Moore won with more than 73-percent of votes. She will face current At-Large Councilman Gary Sandberg in the April 9 general election.

"It wasn't nerve racking for me because I talked to a lot of people," said Moore. "They've called and texted and told me that they support me so I had pretty much a lot of confidence going into the primary that I would be one of the two people going forward. "

In the fifth district, Dan Irving and Casey Johnson tied for the primary. Each received 43-percent of the vote.

"It's kind of like a basketball game here. It is half time, and we have a lot of work left to do before April 9 gets here. Our message has been, all along, fiscal responsibility, constituent service, and infrastructure and growing the population," said Irving.

The only primary race in Peoria County is in the Democratic race for Bartonville Mayor. Incumbent Rhonda Wolfe is the winner. She is not facing a challenger in April.

In Bloomington Township, the current supervisor Joe Gibson is not running. The Republican candidate winner is Deborah Skillrud. She will face the Democratic winner, Stephanie Uzueta, in the general election.

Also in Bloomington Township, current Assessor Mike Ireland is not running. The Republican primary winner is Steve Scudder and he has no opponent in April.

In Tazewell County, the only primary race was in Washington for Alderman in Ward three. The winner for the Republican party is Brian Bulter. He will not face a challenger in April.

Finally in Logan County, the winner in the Republican primary race for mayor of Lincoln is Incumbent Keith Snyder. He also has no opponent in April.

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