Thomas wins Peoria County Auditor seat

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Political newcomer Jessica Thomas defeated Alan Paredes in the midterm elections, in her first run at political office.

Ken Rotherham served as interim after Carol Van Winkle resigned a month after winning during the 2016 election.

“I actually have a passion for working with people,” Thomas said. “I truly believe in people over politics.”

Thomas took in over 37,000 of the close to 62,000 votes cast to defeat Paredes 54 percent to 46 percent.

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