Help fight for reform in Wisconsin! Join fellow Republicans this Saturday, June 2, for a bus trip to help Governor Walker. The bus will leave at 7:30 am from Lincoln Park and return at 7:00 pm. Pizza and drinks will be provided on the ride back. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
1st Ward Committeeman Cheryl Bailey was elected unanimously to the position of Secretary of the Chicago Republican Party at its May 24, 2012 meeting. Committeeman Bailey will serve a four year term.
"We congratulate Committeeman Bailey on her election tonight, and thank her for volunteering her time and service to the Chicago Republican Party," said Chairman Adam Robinson. "Cheryl is now part of a new, energietic leadership core whose focus is the revitalization and promotion of the Republican Party in Chicago. I am thrilled to have her as part of our team."
Bailey, elected as Committeeman for the first time in the March 2012 Republican Primary, is the Vice President of Consultant Relations at CVS Caremark, where she is responsible for the management and promotion of positive and effective consultant relationships throughout that organization. Prior to this role, she was the Vice President of Account Management at NeighborCare where she served for eight years in a variety of roles.
Republican Committeemen from the 10th Illinois State Representative District in Chicago have selected businesswoman Kimberly Small to run against disgraced Democrat Rep. Derrick Smith in the November general election.
Small is an executive with more than 20 years of sales and management experience. In the private sector, Small has worked with job creators in recruiting and hiring Chicagoans. In addition, her executive experience has made her a tough negotiator and an expert in finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
Small’s 20-year private sector record is a clear contrast with her Democratic opponent Derrick Smith, who spent his career in Springfield until getting appointed to the state legislature. Within days of the appointment, Smith is alleged to have accepted a $7,000 cash bribe.
Despite the serious allegation of gross corruption, the state Democratic chairman and Speaker of the State House, Michael Madigan, supported Smith in the primary so that he could control the appointment of Smith's replacement. Smith has refused to step down. Madigan and Illinois Democrats are now seeking to run a third party candidate, which will serve to split Democrat voters in the district and give a Republican a chance.
Kimberly Small’s vision of a smaller, fairer and simpler state government will give frustrated 10th district voters a fresh choice to represent them in Springfield, unique from anyone else seeking this office.
Contact: Chris Cleveland, 312-339-2677
The first regular meeting of the Chicago Republican Party under our new leadership team will be held tonight at 6:30 pm at the Parthenon Restaurant, 314 S. Halsted Street in Greektown.
This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
The agenda for tonight's meeting is posted below:
A big thank you to MavPAC Chicago and event organizers Angel Garcia, Kyle Stone, and Tim Larsen for hosting a coffee reception for Josh Mandel, Republican nominee for the Ohio Senate race, this morning at the Union League Club.
At 34 years old, Josh has already successfully served his constituents as a City Councilman (Lyndhurst), as a member of the Ohio State Legislature, and currently serves as the state Treasurer. If that's not enough, he's also a decorated Marine Corp veteran and spent two tours in Iraq. I was inspired by his story of how his hard work, determination, and conservative message enabled him to win a State Representative seat in Cuyahoga County where Dennis Kucinich shares half the real estate.
Cuyahoga County, Josh shared with us, may be smaller in size but is similar in demographics to our Chicago: there are 5 Democrats for every Republican. Mandel is living proof that Republicans can - and do - win in urban areas when the message and plan is on-target.
Josh is surging in recent polling, having closed an initial 15 point deficit to bring it within a margin of error. His opponent is Sherrod Brown, whom the National Journal named "the most liberal US Senator" (fun fact: our very own Barack Obama was the previous title-holder). Please take a moment to visit Josh's web site and give him whatever support you can.
If you have family back in Ohio - tell them to VOTE JOSH! And remember, we can win in Chicago!
Today Chicago Republican Party Chairman Adam Robinson announced the Party’s leadership team for the 2012-16 term, and announced that the first regular meeting of the Chicago Republican Party will take place on May 24th, 2012.
“It’s with great excitement that I present to you the new leaders of our Chicago Republican Party,” said Robinson. “Nearly 40% of our Committeemen are serving our party as elected Committeemen for the very first time, and it’s my intension to tap into this emerging talent within our party to create immediate impact and momentum as we launch our four year plan. With our new Committeemen and the mentoring and experience of those Committeemen who have served the Party for multiple terms, I could not be more excited about the skills and experience that we’re fielding – there has never been a better time to be a Republican in the City of Chicago.”
Mayor Emanuel's attempt to ram the Infrastructure Trust through the City Council today is an abuse of power. It is the same kind of abuse that brought us the parking meter scandal and the sale of the Skyway to pay short-term bills. Like the midnight destruction of Meigs Field, it is an attempt to make public policy without debate or discussion.
The Mayor has asked for new authority to spend money, on undisclosed projects, while bypassing the normal political process. The new Infrastructure Trust Authority is to be owned and operated entirely by the Mayor. Projects will be selected by the Mayor's handpicked few, putting enormous political power in his hands.
The intramural debate among the Democrats on this bill entirely misses the point.