Congresswoman Lauren Underwood won the new 14th District over Republican challenger Scott Gryder.

It was redrawn this year to be more Democrat-leaning than before, shifting west from the southwest suburbs and rural counties.

At 34, Underwood is the youngest Black woman ever elected to Congress. She is running for her third term in this district. In 2018, she shocked many by defeating incumbent Republican Randy Hultgren and flipping a traditionally red district blue. In 2020, she narrowly won re-election by just over 1 percent against Jim Oberweis.

In addition to the the Kendall County Board, Gryder is the president of commercial services for Near North Title Group and a member of Illinois GOP executive committee.