-By Allen Skillicorn
Tonight Republican Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen from all 16 Kane County Townships and the city of Aurora met at the Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove to elect new leadership at the Bi-Annual Kane County Republican Convention. (www.kanegop.org/)
Citing a plea to unite the party and heal past internal conflict the Kane County Republicans elected a united leadership team of Chairman Thomas Hartwell (Kane County Clerk of The Circuit Courts), Treasurer Terry Hunt (Kane County Auditor), and Secretary Connie Von Keudell (President of the Kane County Women’s GOP). East Dundee Trustee Allen Skillicorn was appointed Vice Chairman. A popular theme of the evening was Illinois’ poor fiscal performance with Pat Quinn, Speaker Madigan, and the Democratic Party in control of Springfield. Kane County Republicans see electing Bruce Rauner as the first step in making Illinois competitive again.
“Every Kane County Republican wants to win elections. We all want a stronger economy and more jobs for Illinois. As Republicans we want every child to have a great education and to succeed at life. We would also do anything to protect our families. Kane County Republicans are united on these issues and look forward to turning around Illinois.” Said Vice Chairman Allen Skillicorn in his floor speech.