The 9th Annual McLean County Republican Picnic was a great success despite the weather. We were fortunate to find a wonderful indoor location which allowed us to keep all the elements for this fun event. Thankful for our special feature, Vanessa Horabuena, a performance artist from Arizona. Her presentation was courtesy of State Representative Keith Sommer. Door prizes, Bean Bag Tourney and a live auction were just some of the activities. We heard from two gentlemen who are vying for the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate against Dick Durbin in 2020: Tom Tarter and Mark Curran. We were also very pleased to have both our U.S. Congressmen Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis present. Darin introduced our keynote speaker Congressman Tom Emmer, Chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee. They all spoke to the importance of our staying strong and winning votes in 2020.
Thanks to the following McLean County Republican officials who attended this event:
State Senator Bill Brady
State Representative Dan Brady
State Representative Keith Sommer
State Representative Tom Bennet
State District Attorney Don Knapp
County Clerk Kathy Michael
County Treasurer REbecca McNeil
County Circuit Clerk Don Everhart
County Auditor Michelle Anderson
County Sheriff Jon Sandage
Regional Office of Education Mark Jontry
County Board Members- Jacob Beard, Lyndsay Bloomfield, Chuck Erickson, Randy Martin, John McIntyre, Catherine Metsker, Bill Friedrich, Susan Schafer, Jim Soledner, George Wendt
Bloomington Township Coordinator- Deb Skillrud
Bloomington City Council Member- Donna Boelen
Normal City Council Members- Scott Preston,
Circuit Court Judge Jason Chambers
We were also appreciative of Normal City Council Members Stan Nord (I) and Karen Smith (D) attending to share their ideas and hear from Republican voters.
We had an overflowing crowd and a great mix of fun activities for all ages. We are committed to being a united voice- Republican Proud and McLean County Strong!