Not even a controversial civil rights seminar at New Trier High School District 203 could halt the victory of the New Trier Economy Party slate.

The first contested race in recent New Trier Township board history appeared to be headed for lopsided results, as members of the caucus-endorsed platform were tallying double-digit vote percentages on Tuesday night, according to unofficial totals from the Cook County Clerk’s office.

Kevin Boyd, Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Elliott Robbins and John Thomas of the New Trier Economy Party slate had campaigned in part against what they called partisan interference in a local election. With 37 of 41 precincts reporting, Boyd, of Wilmette, had 20.33 percent of the 8,281 votes cast at that point, according to unofficial figures reported by the Cook County Clerk’s website. Eisenberg and Robbins, also of Wilmette, tallied 20.42 and 19.55 percent of those totals respectively, while Thomas, of Winnetka gained 19.49 percent of the vote, it said.

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