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3 months 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.”


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