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.