From Lake County Central Committee Chairman Mark Shaw. . .
Dear GOP Family:
I want to thank each and every one of you for the extraordinary efforts you put forth as a political family to wage a hard-fought, but positive, issues-oriented campaign during this election cycle! As the Lake County Republican Party Chairman, I was extremely proud to lead you in our shared mission to protect Lake County’s fiscal integrity, physical security, and quality of life. Your dedication to our shared mission has truly been an inspiration to me over the past 7 months!
Unfortunately, despite your extraordinary efforts, the results were not what we wanted to see. Nevertheless, you can be proud that our wins outnumbered our losses and Lake County Republicans managed to erect a larger “firewall” against the much heralded “blue wave” than did many of our sister Republican organizations in the other collar counties. More specifically, we managed to maintain the same number of elected officials from Lake County representing us in the Illinois General Assembly. Additionally, we managed to limit our losses and/or the differences in vote tallies for the 11 Lake County Board races such that the approximately 10,500 outstanding “mail-in” ballots countywide creates a fluid situation which could easily reverse some of our perceived losses over the next two weeks.
I will continue to monitor the votes as they come in and keep you apprised of any changing developments.