On Dec. 6, members of the New Trier Democratic Organization voted to endorse Patrick Keenan-Devlin for state representative in the 18th legislative district. A super-majority of 60 percent was required for endorsement. Mr. Keenan-Devlin did not win 60 percent of the votes in the first ballot which included five candidates. He received the required number of votes, though, in a run-off against candidate Eamon Kelly, according to the New Trier Dems website.

The 18th District includes most of Evanston, parts of Rogers Park, and parts of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Winnetka.

On Dec. 5, Mr. Keenan-Devlin received the endorsement of Citizen Action/Illinois, a public interest organization, where he worked as legislative director.

The Democratic Party of Evanston is scheduled to consider endorsements of candidates for the upcoming primary elections on Dec. 13.