Jeanne Ives Wins Endorsement of Wheeling Township Republican Organization


The Republicans of Wheeling Township Organization (WTRO) met Saturday morning January 13, 2018, and had the opportunity to hear from some of the candidates.

Precinct captains voted on endorsements in contested races, and voted to officially endorse the candidates who will be unopposed on the March 20, 2018 ballot. The voting resulted in a thumbs down for incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner, and a 90% vote for gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives. The endorsement is significant because in 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.

Ives said, “The endorsement of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization is a game-changer. They proved that they can move numbers in 2014. Their precinct captains are engaged, and rightly motivated by Governor Rauner’s lies and betrayals. I am grateful for their tremendous confidence in my ability to lead the charge in Springfield.”

The WTRO victory a successful straw poll when the Chicago Republican Party when Ives beat Rauner 17-3 on January 11, 2018 in a vote considered a major upset. The vote was conducted by the party’s Central Committee in Chicago.

Below are the endorsements in contested races. In order to wind the WTRO endorsement, each of these candidates needed to win the votes of at least 60% of the precinct captains who voted.

For Governor: Jeanne Ives
For Attorney General: Erika Harold
For Congress (9th District): D. Vincent Thomas Jr.
For Congress (10th District): Jeremy Wynes
For State Representative (53rd District): Eddie Corrigan
For State Representative (59th District): Marko Sukovic
For Judge (12th Subcircuit): David Studenroth
For Judge (13th Subcircuit/Crane Vacancy): Gary William Seyring
For Judge (13th Subcircuit/Lawrence Vacancy): Daniel Patrick Fitzgerald

The candidates will be listed on WTRO’s sample ballot, along with the unopposed candidates. WTRO will be putting their efforts behind these candidates in the coming months to win nomination and eventually election.

Jeanne Ives is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 42nd district which includes Carol Stream, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago and Naperville.

See also …

Republicans of Wheeling Township

Chicago Republican Party —

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