Wauconda Republicans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Republican revelers turned out in their finest green attire for the Wauconda Republican’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.  Guests were treated to a full Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner prepared by Bobby’s Barrel Inn of Volo.  Elected officials present included keynote speaker, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren, State Senator Dan McConchie, State Representative David McSweeney, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper, County Board Members Judy Martini and Mike Danforth, Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart and many other local officials, Republican committeeman, friends and family.

To see more photos from the Wauconda dinner, click here: PHOTOS

Ela Republicans at Expo

On March 11th, the Ela Township Republicans showed support for their community by participating in the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.  Attendees included U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam, State Senator Dan McConchie and State Representative Nick Sauer.  Thank you to the Ela Township Committeemen for representing the Republican party at the expo!

Ela Republicans in Action

Along with hosting a Republican booth on March 11th, Ela Republicans paid a visit to our neighbors to the west and attended the McHenry County Republican’s annual fundraiser dinner.  Governor Rauner was the guest speaker for this countywide event.

 

Danforth Appointed to County Board

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Michael Danforth was officially sworn in as the newest member of the Lake County Board.  Danforth replaces Nick Sauer as the board member for District 17.  Congratulations to Michael and his family.  We look forward to his presence on the County Board.

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Grant Township Lincoln Day Dinner

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Grant Township Republican Club hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner.  The longest continuously running Lincoln dinner in the State of Illinois, guests attended from Lake, McHenry and Cook Counties.  This year’s 300 guests were treated to an informative and, at times, light-hearted presentation from U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren.  Our very own Chairman Mark Shaw was a speaker in the program, and our Chairwoman Marjorie Kubalanza was presented with the Adam Skrzenta Leadership Award.

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To see more photos from the Lincoln Day Dinner, click here: PHOTOS

Lawlor Advances Appointment of Michael Danforth

Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor announced he is recommending Michael A. Danforth, a Barrington attorney, certified public mediator and Central Committee board member, to serve as the Lake County Board Member representing District 17.  The county board will vote on the appointment at its February 14th meeting.  Nick Sauer resigned from this position earlier in the year after being elected to the Illinois House of Representatives (Dist. 51).  District 17 includes the areas of Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Tower Lakes, Fox River Grove, and portions of Wauconda and Hawthorn Woods.

Should Voters Elect County Board Chairman?

By Russel Lissau – as printed in the Daily Herald, February 1, 2017

Of all the county boards in the Chicago suburbs, Lake County’s is the only one with a chairman selected by its members rather than voters at large. Newly proposed legislation could change that. State Sen. Terry Link, a Vernon Hills Democrat, has introduced a plan in Springfield that would let voters decide who serves as the Lake County Board chairman, starting in 2020. Traditionally, the chairman is chosen every other December by county board members after that year’s general election. By law, the chairman is chosen from the board’s membership. Vernon Hills Republican Aaron Lawlor has been the board’s chairman since 2012. The chairmen of the Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Will county boards all are chosen by voters. McHenry County switched to that system last year, and in November voters there elected former state lawmaker Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat and proponent of the change. “All the other counties have it, so why shouldn’t Lake,” Link said. Link said he first proposed this change about a decade ago but the plan didn’t gain traction. He believes voters should decide who leads the board. “It’s just bringing us to the same level as all the other counties,” he said, adding that he has no interest in the job. Link also said he has “no problem” with Lawlor’s leadership of the board. In a news release and in comments Tuesday, Lawlor voiced support for the change, but said voters should decide whether to alter how the chairman is elected. “Obviously, it’s a tectonic shift in how we run county government,” he said. Lawlor said he will ask Link to amend the legislation to allow a referendum on the issue, as was the case in 2014 when McHenry County voters chose to elect their board’s chairman. “Voters should be able to say what they want, rather than Springfield dictating what they need,” he added. Link said he is open to Lawlor’s proposal. “That’s not a bad idea,” Link said. “That’s what they did in McHenry, and it worked. ”Beyond just the chairman issue, Lawlor also proposes asking voters if the county board should be reduced by at least four members and if decennial redistricting should be reformed using an impartial, nonpartisan mapping process. “(Link’s bill) is an important step forward, but doesn’t go far enough in enacting meaningful good government reforms and safeguards that protect professionalism over political patronage,” Lawlor said. “We have the ability to use county board redistricting reform to serve as a model for the state,” he added. Link insisted the redistricting issue is a state concern, not a county one. As for asking voters if the board should shrink, Link said the board has the power to do that itself. In fact, it went from 23 to 21 members in 2012. Lawlor intends to ask the county board’s finance committee today to put the measure on its Feb. 8 agenda in support of his position. Today’s meeting is at 1 p.m. at the county government center in Waukegan. The full board could vote Feb. 14, Lawlor said. “I’m seeking the board’s support for my position on the bill and then we’ll go from there,” he said.

Lake County Republicans go to Washington D.C.

Three weeks ago, we tuned into our televisions to see the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  Many of us watched, wishing we could attend this grand event.  For two of our Lake County Precinct Committeemen, that wish was a reality.  West Deerfield Chairman Hilary Till and Moraine Chairman Marty Zeidman both had the opportunity and privilege to attend the Inauguration and the events preceding it.  With their permission, we are sharing some of the photographs of their experience.

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Hilary’s experience started with the assistance of Congressman Peter Roskam whose office helped her and her husband, Joseph, with tickets to the ceremony.  Once in Washington D.C., they participated in various activities including an open house at Congressman Roskam’s office in the Rayburn Building, an open house for Utah Congresswoman Mia Love, the Lincoln Memorial Concert and the Heartland Ball.  A visit to the Holocaust Museum the day after the inauguration put them in the middle of the protesters when they exited the museum.

Attending with friends, some of Marty’s activities included the Lincoln Memorial Concert, the Kentucky Bluegrass Ball where he met Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center.  Marty also had some very prime seating to the Inauguration Ceremony where he was able to see President Trump take the oath of office.

To see more photos from Marty and Hilary, click here: PHOTOS

WRC Inauguration Viewing Party

On January 20, 2017, the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff sponsored an Inauguration Viewing Party at the Graffiti Grill in Lake Bluff.  Over 50 people turned out for an afternoon filled with food and fellowship.  The mood in the room was electric as attendees viewed the swearing-in of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  Individuals expressed much optimism in the anticipated changes to come with the new administration.

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RALC Elects New Officers

On Thursday, January 19th, the Republican Assembly of Lake County elected their new officers.  Congratulations to Chairman Robert Bednar, Vice Chairman Glenn Garamoni,  Treasurer Michael McKay and Secretary Mary Biron.

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Nick Sauer to the Illinois State House

The Central Committee would like to congratulate Nick Sauer as he begins his service in the Illinois General Assembly for the 51st District and thank him for his prior service on the Lake County Board.  We are confident Nick will be up to the challenge in Springfield.

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We would also like to thank Ed Sullivan, Jr. for his 14 years of service in the General Assembly.  Best of luck to him in his future endeavors.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

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As 2016 begins to wind down, we would like to reflect on some of the reasons we should be grateful.  This year was fraught with twists and turns, but ended on a promising note for our future.  Our Country elected a Republican President and we have a Republican House and Senate.  There is an optimism for the future we have not seen for the last eight years.  We have made many new friends and have come together as a group to work, share ideas and plan for 2017.  By the grace of God, we are here to look forward to and experience the new year.  We have our families and friends as well as our Republican family; this is far more valuable than any physical treasure.

 And . . . the Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!!  Proof ANYTHING is possible!!!

 Thank you for all your support in 2016.  We would not have come this far without each and every one of you.  There is much work to be done in 2017 and we will need everyone to be there.  For the next few weeks, let’s take some time to renew, refresh and enjoy our families and extended families.  We wish all of you the happiest and healthiest of holidays.

 Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Central Committee will not Meet – December 19th

The Central Committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, has been cancelled.   Hopefully this will give everyone more time to spend with their families and friends during this wonderful holiday season.  We want to wish of you and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and blessed holiday season!

President-Elect Trump rally in Milwaukee Area – December 13th

MADISON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is planning a return visit to Wisconsin next week on the day an election recount must be done.

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Trump has scheduled a stop on Tuesday night at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis. Vice president-elect Mike Pence was also scheduled to join him.

Trump has been traveling around the country holding rallies as part of what he’s dubbing his “thank you” tour.

Trump won Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to win the state since 1984. Trump’s visit is on the same day Wisconsin must certify the election results.  A recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein is ongoing and so far few votes have changed.

 Wisconsin Presidential Election Results – Recount

As many of you are aware, the Green Party candidate has launched a successful campaign to push the state of Wisconsin into a recount of the November Presidential election results.  This recount is currently underway.  Because of this, the Republican Party in Wisconsin is looking for volunteers to aid in overseeing the recount process.  If you are interested in helping, please click on the following link:

Wisconsin Recount

Lake County News

Congratulations to our new Republican office holders in Lake County:

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HOWARD COOPER, Coroner

JUDY MARTINI, County Board Dist. 5

 

 

We look forward to great things from both of you as we move forward into 2017.

Thank you to our outgoing Lake County Republican officials:

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KEITH BRIN, Clerk f the Circuit Courts

BONNIE THOMSON CARTER, County Board Dist. 5

 

We appreciate your dedication and years of service.

Happy Thanksgiving

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The Lake County Republican Central Committee would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  Let us all take time to appreciate the people in our lives and reflect on the blessings God has bestowed upon us.  Thank you for your service and volunteerism.  We are grateful for your support and would not be here without you.

During this time of giving, please check on your neighbors who may be alone this holiday season.   This simple gesture may make a difference in their day.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Election Day Recap – November, 2016

To Our Candidates

A sincere thank you to ALL of our Republican candidates who ran in the November 8, 2016 election.  We are proud of each and every one of you.  You represented our Party with class and dignity.  Without individuals like you, who are willing to make personal and professional sacrifices, we would not have a fighting chance.  The results of this election were more successful for some than others, but because of your involvement, we all win.  We win because we live in a great country where we have the opportunity to elect our representation.  We win because we can choose freely to cast our votes.  And, we win because we have great people like you who make up our Party.  Whether the results of your particular race put us over the top or came up just short, we need all of you to keep our Party strong.  Sometimes winning comes easy.  Other times we struggle.  It is how we use these moments that make us stronger.  It is how we continue to motivate ourselves to fight.  It is how we continue to build and win!!

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The Good

Congratulations, Republicans!!  We have a new REPUBLICAN President-Elect, Donald J. Trump.  Talk about beating the odds.  There was not a poll out there projecting Mr. Trump to win.  Pundits were shocked by the outcome of the election.  And yet, the silent majority across America came out, voted and voted strong.  Not only did Mr. Trump win, Republicans were able to maintain leadership in both the House AND the Senate.  We look forward to a cohesive government full of many worthy accomplishments.

To our Volunteers and Committeemen

A special thanks to all of the volunteers and committeemen who worked tirelessly to get our candidates elected.  Whether you worked on a particular campaign or worked for all our Republican candidates, thank you.  This election is over, however our work is not ending.  Stay tuned and stay focused.  There is much work to be done.  We need you!!

To our Voters

Thank you for supporting our candidates.  We may not always agree on the philosophies or politics of some of our neighbors, but we do believe in the core principles of our Republican Party.

Get Out the Vote Rally – November 5, 2016

On Saturday, November 5th, Republicans joined together for a Get Out the Vote Rally at the Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire.  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather an left energized and ready for a Republican victory!!

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Pictured here are (left to right):  Congressman Randy Hultgren, Congressman Peter Roskam, Congressman Bob Dold, Comptroller Leslie Munger, Circuit Court Clerk Keith Brin, Coroner Candidate Howard Cooper and Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

Prior to the rally, volunteers were trained in poll watching and other election day tasks.  To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Congratulations, Chicago Cubs!!

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With election day fast approaching and emotions running high, what a great example the Chicago Cubs have given us of never giving up!!  Down 3 to 1 in the series with their backs against the wall, the Cubs won the next 3 games to be our World Series Champions!   Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs and all their fans.  You have demonstrated what it means to be a team, work together and never quit.  May we follow their example and never give up!!  Let’s bring a win to our team this Tuesday!

Antioch Republicans’ Fundraiser – October 12, 2016

The Antioch Republican Club held their annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on October 12th.  With great representation from across the Northern part of the County, Antioch honored Precinct Committeeman John McNeill with their lifetime achievement award.  Congratulations, John!!

To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Amrozowicz for State Senate – September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28th, a full house of Republicans turned out at Holiday Inn in Gurnee to welcome Governor Bruce Rauner.  The Governor was on-hand to support State Senate Candidate, Mike Amrozowicz in his bid for the 31st District seat.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Lake County Republican Picnic – September 18, 2016

Thank you to all of our elected officials, candidates, precinct committeemen and women, friends and neighbors who turned out on Sunday to make our Republican picnic a wonderful and successful event.  With sunshine and temperatures in the 80’s, over 400 people filled the grounds of the Serbian Monastery in Third Lake.  Feasting on roasted corn, hot dogs, hamburgers, pork and many other goodies, attendees certainly did not leave hungry!  Guests were afforded the opportunity to meet and talk with our great candidates one-on-one as well as networking with other like-minded Republicans.  Let’s make sure we keep the intensity, energy and enthusiasm displayed at the picnic going to get ALL of our Republican candidates elected on November 8th!!

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Beat Hilary at the Distillery Event – September 10, 2016

On what proved to be a very busy day during this election cycle, the Lake County Republican Central Committee in conjunction with the Lake County Republican Federation and the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest – Lake Bluff held an event at the North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks.  Nearly 70 dedicated Republicans were in attendance to meet with Congressmen Robert Dold, Randy Hultgren and Peter Roskam.  Notable candidates and officials included Arlen Gould, representing Senator Mark Kirk, Dan McConchie, MIke Nerheim, Keith Brin, David Stolman, Carla Wyckoff, Roycealee Wood, Bob Haraden, Howard Cooper, Sid Mathias, Dawn Abernathy, Robert Ochsner and Ann Brennan.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Lake County Contractors’ Cook-off Competition – September 10, 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, the Lake County Contractors Association held their annual Cook-Off Competition Tailgater at Tempel Smith Farms in Old Mill Creek.  Several of our Republican leaders participated in this event as both as chefs and as judges.  Participants included Chairman Mark Shaw, Circuit Court Clerk Keith Brin, Coroner Candidate Howard Cooper, Recorder of Deeds Candidate Bob Haraden, Circuit Court Judge Christen Bishop and Shields Chairman Scott Helton and Vice Chairman Dan Rogers.

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The “celebrity” judges appear to have left well fed!!   To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Labor Day Parades – 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, we had a tremendous Republican turnout at both the Buffalo Grove and Zion Days Parades.  With the beautiful weather, spectators as well as participants were out in full force to celebrate the last days of summer.  Candidates and campaigns were well represented in both parades.  Participants included the Kirk campaign, the Dold campaign, Leslie Munger, Mike Amrozowicz, Sheri Jesiel, Mike Nerheim, Mark Curran, Keith Brin, David Stolman, Carla Wyckoff, Howard Cooper, Dawn Abernathy, Sid Mathias, Jeff Werfel and Darryln Coleman along with our Chairman Mark Shaw and many dedicated volunteers.  Thank you to all who participated.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Taste of Serbia – September 3 & 4, 2016

On September 3rd and 4th, the Republican Party of Lake County had a large community presence at the Taste of Serbia weekend festival held in Mettawa.  Sponsoring a booth at the event, many of our candidates, including Senator Dan McConchie, States Attorney Mike Nerheim, County Clerk Carla Wyckoff, Senate Candidate Mike Amrozowicz and County Board Candidate Ann Brennan turned out to work it.  Thank you to our candidates as well as all of our great volunteers who came out to support this community event.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Committeemen Training Breakfast – 2016

On Saturday, August 27th, the Central Committee sponsored a training seminar for our Lake County Republican committeemen.  More than 100 committeemen were in attendance for this event.  Thank you to all those who were able to attend the all-day session.  Special thanks to our guest trainer, Illinois National Committeewoman, Demetra Demonte, who traveled from Tazwell County to participate in this session.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Illinois State Fair – 2016

Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair included meetings with the Governor, State Central Committee and Chairman’s Association.  Attendees pictured are Mark Shaw, Larry Falbe and John Munger.

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Lake Forest, Lindenhurst and Gurnee Days Parades – 2016

Our Republican officials, candidates and volunteers have been out in full force this summer meeting and greeting families across the County at the various parades and festivals.  Among some of the events recently attended were the Lake Forest Days Parade, the Lindenfest Parade (in Lindenhurst) and the Gurnee Days Parade.

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Let’s keep up the good work spreading our message to the community!

To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

Lake County Fair – 2016

Thank you to all of our great Republican volunteers who showed up to man our booth at the Lake County Fair.  All 18 Townships were represented at the fair and many of our elected officials and candidates pitched in to help out.  The interest from the public in our message was overwhelming.  Visitors were lining up to take photos with our life-sized “Donald Trump” cut-out each day.  From the traffic passing through our exhibit, it is clear voters are motivated and engaged in this election cycle.

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To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

2016 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18th through 21st.  The delegation was treated to many outstanding speeches and events and were afforded the opportunity to meet and network with other great Republicans from across the country.  Congratulations to our official Republican Presidential ticket Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence.

Lake County was well represented at the convention by individuals including Chairman Mark Shaw, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, Moraine Township Chairman Marty Zeidman, Delegate and Committeeman Bob Bednar, Alternate Delegate and Committeeman Bryan Brim, Committeeman Flint Grinnell, Committeeman Eric Burgess, State Rep. Ed Sullivan, and Andrew Shaw.

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Special thanks to Marty Zeidman for providing many of the photos from the convention.

To view photos from this event, click here: PHOTOS

 Fundraiser for County Board Candidate Ann Brennan

On July 13th, Ann Brennan held her campaign Kick Off Party at Maevery’s Pub in Lake Bluff.

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Ann is running for the Lake County Board in District 13.  To view photos from her event, click here: PHOTOS

 4th of July Parades

It was exciting to see the level of unity all of our elected officials, candidates and volunteers exhibited over 4th of July weekend at the numerous parades throughout Lake County!  The Republican Party was well-represented in 12 parades which took place between July 2nd and July 4th in the towns of Antioch, Barrington, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Island Lake, Lake Bluff, Lincolnshire, Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Waukegan.  It was especially nice to see our Countywide office holders and candidates walking in unison together, along with so many of our state legislative candidates pitching in to help each other out!

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To see more photos from the Independence Day weekend, click here:  Photos

Libertyville Days Parade

Saturday, June 18th was a beautiful day for a parade and the GOP showed up in full force in Libertyville.  Republicans from all over Lake County turned out to walk with Congressman Robert Dold, State Senator Dan McConchie, Comptroller Leslie Munger, Circuit Court Clerk Keith Brin, Sheriff Mark Curran, Chairman Mark Shaw, the Libertyville Republican Organization and many other GOP elected officials, candidates, precinct committeemen and volunteers.

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Walkers are needed for the upcoming Independence Day Parades.  Please visit our calendar and come out and join us!!

 

“Paint Lake County Red” Event

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On Thursday, June 9th, the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff together with the GOP Township Organizations in Shields, West Deerfield, Moraine and Vernon Townships held an event entitled “Paint Lake County Republican Red!”  With a standing room only crowd, Comptroller Leslie Munger updated the audience on the Illinois budget crisis.  Following her presentation, Chairman Mark Shaw introduced the Lake County officials who each spoke to what is happening in their prospective offices.  Candidates and officials present at the event included:

Mike Nerheim, States Attorney, Mark Curran, Sheriff, Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Courts, Carla Wyckoff, County Clerk, David Stolman, Treasurer, Howard Cooper, Candidate for Coroner, Robert Haraden, Candidate for Recorder of Deeds

Michael Rummel, Lake County Board, District 12, Ann Brennan, Lake County Board, District 13 candidate, Laura Lambrecht, Lake County Board, District 11 candidate, Benjamin Salzberg, State Senate (29th) candidate and Martin Blumenthal, State Representative (58th) candidate

At the conclusion of the event, guests were able to speak one-on-one with the candidates and officials.

**SEE THE PHOTOS PAGE FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS EVENT.**

 

 Illinois Republican Convention News

On May 19th through 21st, the Lake County Republican Central Committee sent more than 150 delegates to the State Convention; the second largest delegation to attend the 2016 convention. This year’s convention was very contentious with a group, lead by ousted Chairman Pat Brady and State Central Committeeman Ryan Higgins of the 8th CD, lobbying to change the definition of marriage in the Illinois Republican Platform.

Convention 2016-1During committee meetings, our very own Marjorie Kubalanza, along with 6 other platform committee members, lobbied to keep the definition of marriage as between “one man and one woman”. With a vote of 10 to 7, and one abstention, the Platform Committee pushed Pat Brady’s and Ryan Higgins’ definition of marriage out of committee. At this point Marjorie and her 6 colleagues made a successful motion for a Minority Report. This was important as the next part of the process was to get the vote to the floor.

Then the real work began! Led by our Chairman, Mark Shaw, a group including Rep. Peter Breen, Nick Provenzano, John McGlasson and others worked feverishly to obtain the 50 County Chairman signatures needed to bring the vote to the floor.Convention 2016-2 By Saturday morning, they had accumulated more than 70 signatures. The Minority Report was to keep the language regarding marriage the same as it was in the 2012 Platform.

In an unprecedented move, Mark and his group were able to force a floor vote. This was the first time any group was successful in getting enough signatures to get an issue to the floor since the stringent rules were put into effect. During the debate of the language, our Senator Dan McConchie spoke as one of the proponents of keeping the language from 2012.

After speakers from both sides, with a resounding vote of more than 80% of the delegation, the language from the 2012 Platform regarding marriage was kept in the official Illinois Republican Platform. Thanks to our Chairman, Mark Shaw, the entire delegation had the opportunity to vote on this important issue!!

**SEE THE PHOTOS PAGE FOR MORE PICTURES FROM THE CONVENTION.**

 

Congratulations to the New Senator for 26th District, Dan McConchie

Dan McConchieOn Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Daniel McConchie of Hawthorn Woods was selected as the new Senator of the 26th District.  McConchie fills the seat of former Senator Dan Duffy who stepped down earlier this month to take a position as the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, a Chicago-based non-profit organization.
 
The 26th Senate District covers parts of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.  Please join us in congratulating Senator McConchie and his family.

 Welcome Chairman Mark Shaw

MarkThe Lake County Republican Party would like to congratulate and welcome our new Chairman, Mark Shaw.

Mr. Shaw, 55, was elected by a unified and unanimous delegation at the Lake County Republican Convention, April 13th, at Midlane Country Club in Wadsworth, Illinois.

Mark takes over the reins of the Lake County Republican Central Committee eagerly and enthusiastically looking forward to the future.  He acknowledges we live in a diverse County and need to work together on the principles uniting all of us.  He believes we must be willing to engage with others who currently do not understand our philosophy of smaller, smarter, more fiscally prudent government.

A resident of Lake Forest, Chairman Shaw brings with him a wealth of experience serving over 22 years as a Precinct Committeeman, eight years as the Chairman of West Deerfield Township and four years as the State Central Committeeman of the 10th Congressional District.  In addition to his political experience, Mark has been a businessman in Lake County for over 20 years, is an attorney and a pharmacist.  His diverse background will give him a unique perspective to tackle this new role.

Are you registered to Vote?

Not sure, check your voter’s status on the Lake County Clerk’s “Voter Power” page.

Click on the following link to check:   VOTER POWER

About Us

The Lake County Republican Central Committee exists to help Republican elected officials and candidates and to promote Republican ideals of fiscal responsibility and limited government.


The Lake County Central Committee meets:

When:      The 3rd Monday of each month
Where:     Lake County Republican Headquarters
Address:  320 Peterson Road, Libertyville
Time:         7:00 P.M.

Upcoming Events

  1. RALC Ronald Reagan Dinner

    April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. PARADE – Eggcellent Easter Adventure & Parade

    April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
  3. Central Committee Meeting

    April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Antioch Township Republicans Meeting

    April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Grant Township Republican Club Meeting

    April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Lake County Prayer Breakfast

    May 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  7. Fireside Chat with Coroner Howard Cooper

    May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  8. Central Committee Meeting

    May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  9. Antioch Township Republicans Meeting

    May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  10. Grant Township Republican Club Meeting

    May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you would like your Republican event added to this website, please contact us at:
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