Sunday, Apr 19, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

CoolEdge - Study: EPA Global Warming Rule To Kill Nearly 300,000 Jobs - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
we have adequate scrubbers for coal, the problem is the anthropogenic global warming nuts insist we remove life giving, plant fertilizer CO2 from the emissions. And the US is like the Saudi Arabia of coal, and little known fact ... Illinois is very coal rich. Meredosia was going to do some new experimental CO2 sequester thing, which is insane. We need MORE Carbon Dioxide. But of course they…
UJacks1 - Updated: Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
That's ok. Medicaid will pay for patches, wellbutrin, Chantix, whatever the patient wants. Better yet, Medicaid will pay over and over and over again for the same recipient. Best of all, some of these Medicaid recipients will pick up the patches, free of course, then go to Customer Service and want a refund saying "I got the wrong strength. I don't have my receipt." How long do tax payers…
TheyRclueless - Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I do think that (Heaven forbid) had that been me in that car with the pretty young thing, I would at least delete my Facebook Account.
TheyRclueless - Cobb to resign at end of year - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
OMG!!!!!!!! Look what I found. This is a post I previously made re Mr Cobb.....Not bad for the two years I predicted TWO years ago! $360,000 PLUS benefits for a very part time Supt.....one who spends more time in Sarasota, Florida than in Quincy! 104 weeks ago @ Quincy Journal - Quincy, IL News - Quin... · 2 replies · 0 points I know Im bouncing around a little now, but Im very curious as to…
UJacks1 - Sullivan passes developmental disability FOID updates - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does any other state in the Union issue FOID cards? At what cost to the state of Illinois is the issue of a FOID card? Since Rauner is trying to bring Illinois out of the 'red' - why doesn't someone suggest the elimination of the FOID card? How many of those arrested were in possession of a gun? How many of these same criminals carried a FOID card or a CC card or had the gun registered…

Most Popular

Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges

Cobb to resign at end of year

Adams Co Board tables Rauner’s "Illinois Turnaround" agenda

Wal-Mart said to cut in-store management layer

QND hires Tom Shields

Council approves contract with Firefighters

QND to announce new boys basketball coach Friday

Walden to retire

Donahue elected Adams Co. GOP Chair

Donahue elected Adams Co. GOP Chair

1 year ago by Bob Gough

The Adams County Republican Central Committee held its biannual convention Wednesday night and  elected Laura Kent Donahue to succeed Jim Perry as Chairman.

“I’d like to thank Jim Perry for his hard work and dedication,” Donahue said. “Jim, and his wife Lois, have both worked to provide leadership and support our candidates, and their effort has made a difference. We are grateful to both of them for their service.”

During the last few elections, Adams County has seen Quincy gain a Republican mayor and a Republican City Council majority along with increasing its advantage on the Adams County Board and it is poised to add the County Clerk/Recorder's office this fall with Chuck Venvertloh running against Democrat Jonathon Schoenekase.

“We are one of the most Republican counties in the most Republican Congressional District in Illinois," she said.  "We have worked hard to spread a message of possibility, progress, and prosperity, and that shows on Election Day. We cannot rely on our past successes, though, we have to keep spreading the word that personal responsibility, hard work, and better governance is the way forward.”

“We have had outstanding results in our fundraising, candidate recruitment, volunteerism, and party involvement, and Laura has been a major part of that,” said  Randy Frese, the GOP candidate for the 94th District state represenative seat and also a former county chairman. “She chaired our annual Lincoln-Reagan Day event for the past two years, worked to redevelop our John Wood Society fundraising drive, and has been very involved on the planning committee. I’m very happy to have her in the Chairman’s role.”

“Laura seeks to unify people, find common ground, and focus on the task at hand. She knows how to fundraise. She understands the mechanics of a campaign. She has a proven record of constituent service and of working with people – and for organizations – to find solutions and solve problems. She is responsive and follows through, and people appreciate that and enjoy working with her. We couldn’t have elected a better Chairman,” said State Representative Jil Tracy.

“I’ve been fortunate to have Laura on my side,” said Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore. “She is insistent on good constituent service, which goes back to her time in office. Laura has always pushed me to seek out the opinions of others, include them in the process, and know that you won’t always get 100% of what you want when government is working right. She’s stayed active, current on trends and technology, and she inspires people to be involved. Our party is lucky to have her leadership, and electing her Chairman shows that we know it.”

The Adams County Republican Party had 37 elected precinct committeemen out of a possible 74 in last month's primary election..

“That rate is fairly typical of what we have seen for a while, and what a lot of other counties are seeing,” said Republican Central Committee Treasurer Jim Bland. “We’ll appoint interested people to fill almost all of the remaining precincts. Some precincts produce 2 or 3 committemen, but a precinct is only allowed one. We appoint those folks to places where there is a gap because our focus is on getting people more involved. We have an active and growing Young Republicans group, we have steady involvement from volunteers, and good regular attendance at our monthly meetings. People can find us at adamscountyrepublicans.com or on Facebook if they’d like to get involved. We don’t always agree on everything, but there is room in the “Big Tent” anyone who wants to be engaged, informed, hold our leaders accountable, and work for a more efficient and effective government.”

“I’ve always enjoyed being involved with the process, and I’m honored by the support I’ve gotten,” Donahue said. “We live in a great County, in a great State, in a great Country. We have to find ways to keep it great, and being involved politically is one really good way to do that. Things are going well for Republicans in Western Illinois right now, and it’s important that we stay united, organized, and focused. For a lot of people, this really is a good place to live, work, and raise a family, and if we want to continue to provide leadership, as a Party, we need to keep working to make that true for as many people as possible.”


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 19 hours, 14 minutes ago

Money Minute: 5 signs you're too cheap http://t.co/WBGWsi3woX
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 21 hours, 16 minutes ago

Sony relives cyberattack nightmare as WikiLeaks posts data http://t.co/mDEhwVwEJj
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 22 hours, 18 minutes ago

I Sing of Arms and Iran http://t.co/QqVzwA6Qhu
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 22 hours, 18 minutes ago

How to Raise the Minimum Wage without Legislation http://t.co/qipzSaGY0W