Lake County GOP to select party leaders at upcoming county convention
The Lake County Republican Party is slated to hold its official county GOP convention on April 18 at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer.
“All Lake County Republican precinct committeemen who were duly elected and certified in the March 20, 2018, Republican primary election are called on to attend the county ccnvention and cast their respective weighted votes for chairman of the Lake County Republican Central Committee, Central Committeemen of the Illinois Republican Party from their respective congressional districts, duly proposed amendments to the bylaws of the Lake County Republican Central Committee, various legislative and representative committees and certain other important business of the Lake County Republican Central Committee,” Lake County Republican Party Chairman Mark Shaw said in a press release.
Shaw added “all 18 Republican Township Organizations will convene to conduct business relevant to their respective organizations and to caucus regarding the business to be conducted at the county convention, which (will be ) gaveled to order at 7 p.m. that same evening.”
“Recently, I announced my candidacy for re-election and would be honored if you would be my guest at the event,” Shaw said in the release disbursed among GOP leaders.
Shaw is also committeeman for the 10th Congressional District and ran for representative in the 58th House District in 2012, losing to Scott Drury (D-Highwood).
Among the Republican winners in the March 20, primary that will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election are Gov. Bruce Rauner, states attorney candidate Erika Harold and secretary of state candidate Jason Helland.
In other races on the fall ballot where GOP incumbents will be seeking another term, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) is set to face Democrat Sean Casten in the 6th Congressional District, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Plano) takes on Lauren Underwood in the 14th Congressional District, state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) squares off against Democrat Bill Downs in the 52nd House District, and state Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Hills) faces Tom Georges in the 26th Senate District.