Stoll beats Vera in Democratic primary for 93rd District

Rushville Alderman and business owner Scott Stoll will be the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Norine Hammond in November for Illinois’ 93rd District State House seat. Stoll beat out Bushnell-native and educator Emiliano Vera capturing nearly 55% of the voters in Galesburg and nearly 70% of the votes in Knox County. Stoll has been a Rushville resident for the past decade, and is Second Ward Alderman for the Rushville City Council. He is the COO of Moreland and Devitt Pharmacy in Rushville and founder of the Rushville Chamber of Commerce. After he decided to run for the 93rd District Seat, Stoll told WGIL he has a “proven record of investing in infrastructure developments, small businesses and fighting for our small-town values” as a Rushville City Council member. He echoed those thoughts last night after his primary win. “I like to think that having some local government experience and you know, being able to see that at that level – because that’s really what we’re made of in the 93rd District,” Stoll said. “(It’s) smaller communities, so having that experience on the municipal and working through how to help small towns things like that, I think that you know, helped out quite a bit (in my campaign). My background in business, of course, is just what it is – that gives me strength throughout Springfield and beyond.” Republican Representative Hammond is running for her fifth term.