Among the LGBTQ-related victories in Illinois during the Nov. 6 elections were those of Dustin Heuerman and Rob Reneau.
Heuerman won his race for Champaign County sheriff. He is a criminal-justice instructor at Lake Land College. On his website, he touted that he has 19 years of experience in that field. Among other accomplishments, he has been vice chair of the Human Relations Commission for the City of Champaign. He was lived in the county with his husband, Tony, since 2008.
Reneau was elected to the Peoria County board ( representing District 10 ).According to his Facebook page, the forensic scientist has led the Knoll Crest Homeowners Association since 2014. He and his husband have been partners for nearly 23 years, and they are parents of 10-year-old twin boys.
Chris Miller, also an out gay man, was also involved in a race, for Madison County treasurer, according to the Victory Fund website. However, he came up short in his bid. The county includes citiies such as Alton, East St. Louis, Edwardsville and Granite City.