About Us

The Illinois Republican Party is unwavering in its commitment to our principles and the Lake County Republican Central Committee embraces those principles.   As stated on the Illinois Republican Party website:

We honor the United States Constitution and believe that neither the executive, legislative or judicial branches of government should diminish the rights enumerated therein. The cornerstone of our constitutional republic and of the Republican Party is stated in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

From this doctrine flows our commitment to our core ideals of Freedom, Equality, Opportunity, Limited Government, Low Taxes, Strong National Security, and The Right to Life.

We embrace our party’s proud legacy of supporting civil rights. From abolition, to Reconstruction, to the Civil Rights Acts of 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964, to today’s fights for equal opportunity, education reform, religious liberty, and safer neighborhoods, we trace a thread from the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, to the efforts of our party today.

Where the other major party sows division and dependence, we will continue to sow hope, opportunity, and an independence that empowers every individual to achieve his or her God-given potential.

Let it be known that this is the Republican Party. We proudly reclaim our history so that we may advance the ideal of all freedoms for all people—regardless of race, color or creed into the future.

Click here for a copy of the 2016 Illinois Republican Party Platform.

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.

All registered Republicans residing in Lake County and GOP guests are invited to attend.  Get involved!

 Recent events….

Fresh off his victory in the United States Supreme Court in the Janus case, Governor Rauner addressed a gathered crowd of over 130 at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest June 28th.
Rauner praised Lake County GOP Chairman and Illinois Republican Party Co-Chairman Mark Shaw for his success building the party locally and his efforts statewide. Rauner also pledged his continued support for other Republican candidates, underscoring party unity and urging those gathered to avoid Mike Madigan’s calculated efforts to divide Republicans by tightly controlling the timing and content of bills he allows to reach the Governor’s desk. “For Madigan, it’s all politics,” said Rauner, decrying the Democrat Speaker’s disregard for good faith negotiation, compromise or good public policy, to the grave detriment of Illinois workers and taxpayers.

Event attendees from Lake County and Chicago emerged from the meeting, energized for an Illinois “red wave.”

The Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff was founded in 1941 and is the longest continually operating political organization of its kind in the area.  Learn more about the event here: www.womensrepublicanclub.com.


Governor Rauner recognizes Lake County GOP efforts at party building.




New Central Committee Officers were elected at the May 21, 2018 Meeting of the LCRCC.  They are:

Mark Shaw, Chairman (West Deerfield)

Michael “Mike” Danforth, First Vice Chairman (Cuba)

Theodore “Ted” Livengood, Jr., Second Vice Chairman (Lake Villa)

Richard  “Rick” Cape, Third Vice Chairman (Cuba)

Jennifer Neubauer, Chairwoman (Shields)

Margaret “Peggy” Siebert, Secretary (Moraine)

Philip “Phil” Howe, Treasurer (Avon)

Barbara “Bonnie” Quirke, Parliamentarian (Libertyville)

Lynn O’Brien, Deputy State Central Committeewoman (C.D. 6) (Ela)

Lisa Roti, Deputy State Central Committeewoman (C.D. 10) (Libertyville)

Congratulations to our new officers! 

And special congratulations to our Lake County Chairman, Mark Shaw who was elected Illinois Republican Party Co-Chairman at the GOP State Central Committee meeting May 19, 2018!

Lake County Republican Convention

Congratulations to Mark Shaw who was elected to his second term as the Chairman of the Central Committee at the Lake County Republican Convention, April 18th, at the Concorde in Lake Zurich, Illinois.  Also, congratulations to the evening’s award winners:

Robert Milton Award for most votes cast in a precinct:  Helene Walsh


Raymond Card Dedication Award:  Dr. William Dam

To see more photos from the Convention, click here.

Election Results

Congratulations to all our Republican candidates!!  We had several contested races across Lake County decided during the March 20th Primary.  Thank you to each and every candidate who ran as a proud Republican.  We respect your time, dedication and spirit.

Also, congratulations to each and every Precinct Committeeman elected or re-elected.  We have a great deal of work to do before November to insure a victory for our local candidates.  It’s time to prepare for the General election. To view all Lake County election results, click here to visit the Clerk’s website.

Voter Registration

If you are not registered to vote, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Click Here to find out more.

 Voting by Mail

The following information is provided by the Clerk’s office relative to voting by mail:
Follow the following link for an on-line application:  Online application

To print a paper application, follow the same link for an online application.
An hard copy application can be mailed by calling 847.377.2406 or e-mailing your name and address to votingbymail@lakecountyil.gov.

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

If you would like your Republican event added to this website, please contact jennifer.neubauer@sbcglobal.net .

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