Republican Mazzochi to face Democrat Caffrey in November election
Republican Deanne Mazzochi is set to face off against Democrat Jim Caffrey in the 47th House District in November’s general election as a reform platform candidate.
"If you want to see an independent, proven reformer down in Springfield, vote for me," Mazzochi says on her website.
Mazzochi ran unopposed in the Republican primary, while Caffrey knocked off Anne Sommerkamp with 54 percent of the vote. Both candidates are vying to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale).
Born and raised in Villa Park, Mazzochi resides in Elmhurst with her husband and children, who attend public school there.
Mazzochi, a Boston University graduate who later earned a law degree from George Washington University, prides herself on the “successful private-sector business defending people, including against aggressive, well-funded opponents” she’s built, according to her website.
“I have always been passionate about science, and am thrilled to use that knowledge in my private sector work,” she said on her website.
The 47th District includes all or parts of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Westmont and Western Springs.