Chris Cleveland Elected Chairman of the Chicago GOP

43rd Ward Republican Committeeman Chris Cleveland was elected Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party last night. The vote took place at the Parthenon in Greektown.

Under state law and the bylaws of the Chicago GOP, the Chairman is elected by the weighted vote of the Republican committeemen of the 50 wards in Chicago.

Cleveland replaces former Chairman Adam Robinson, who stepped down to focus on his business and his family. Robinson presided over a renaissance of the Republican Party in Chicago, which placed nine candidates on the ballot, raised the Republican vote in Chicago, and gathered widespread acclaim.

Third Leadership Institute Training of 2015

Together, the Chicago Young Republican, and Chicago Republican Party hosted the Leadership institute this past Saturday, May 2nd.

This is the third in our 2015 Volunteer Workshop series, and covered Organizing at the Local level. JC Hernandez, Director of Grassroots Coalitions for the Leadership Institute delivered an amazing class covering Grassroots goals and objectives, Working with diverse communities, Grassroots mobilization & Voter registration drives. Guest lecturer Caitlin Huxely taught Recruiting and managing volunteers.

The Leadership Institute Volunteer Workshop Series covers a different topic every other month, and is free and open to all who wish to attend. It is perfect for everyone from first time volunteers to experienced candidates.

Photos after the break.

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First Training of the 2015 Series

On Saturday, January 10th, the Chicago Young Republicans, and the Chicago Republican Party joined forces to bring the first class of the 2015 Training Series.

Together, our organizations worked to bring experts trainers from the Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA. JC Hernandez, Director of Grassroots Coalitions lead our Introduction to Volunteering, a basic Politics 101 for those interested in getting more involved after 2014! Guest Lecturer Collin Corbett taught Introduction to using Social Media.

Pictures from the class, after the break.

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Early voting available till November 2

There is no excuse to not vote in this year’s election! For the November 4, 2014 elections, Early Voting will take place from October 20 to November 2. You need only to fill out an application at the Early Voting site. Early Voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook to vote at any location.

Click here to view early voting hours and locations in Chicago.

Click here to view early voting hours and locations in suburban Cook County.

2014 Chicago Candidate Fundraiser

The Chicago Republican Party invites you to a fundraiser benefiting our State Representative and Senate Candidates in Chicago:

Stefanie Linares - 6th Sen against John Cullerton

Collin Johnson - 5th Rep against Kenneth Duncan
Mark Calonder - 10th Rep against Pamela Reaves-Harris
Denis Detzel - 14th Rep against Kelly Cassidy
Greg Bedell - 15th Rep against John D'Amico
Coby Hakalir - 26th Rep against Christian Mitchell
Mark Ekhoff - 34th Rep against Elgie Sims, Jr.
Victor Horne - 35th Rep against Frances Ann Hurley

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